Chef Paula Deen, Prejudice, Racist, What she said

Food Network Fired Paula Deen


Paula Deen Apology

Her southern cooking made her famous, now her racist comments just might ruin her career.

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is reeling from the backlash to her admission that she routinely calls black people “niggers.” In a video released by her camp today, Deen struggles to apologize in the midst of the embarrassment of being exposed.

Deen, 66, made the controversial admission in a videotaped deposition for a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by the former general manager of her popular Savannah, GA restaurant.

She smiled as she fondly recalled wanting to create a slavery-themed wedding where the black wait staff were dressed as slaves in an antebellum mansion down south.

Deen said she got the idea for the slave wedding from a southern restaurant she visited with her husband.

“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie,” she said.

Deen added: “I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War. It was not only black men, it was black women. I would say they were slaves.”

Do you forgive her for being what she is from birth?

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70 thoughts on “Food Network Fired Paula Deen”

  1. I knew this woman was the devil in disguise when she used 8 sticks of butter for her mac n’ cheese recipe! 😆

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  2. This Bitch is not going to lose any money! they’ll give her more shows, endorsements etc…I mean it’s not like she insulted gay people! She insulted black folks and most white people dont care, because they feel the same way she does. People will complain for a little bit, then she will be alright.

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  3. What REALLY stuck in my craw though…was how she answered that ? in the deposition.
    Q: Have you ever used the N-word?
    Deen : Yes, OFCOURSE!
    Ofcourse??? WTF!! “Ofcourse” is the kinda indignant answer you give when somebody asks if you brush your teeth everyday. I read HER “ofcourse” like “ofcourse I’ve used the N word…what ELSE am I supposed to call them?”

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    1. Adam,
      It’s funny because she could of gotten away with it. I doubt there is a white person in North America who hasn’t said “Nigger”. For me it was her phrasing. I’m still having trouble with her “Yes, of course.”
      That statement implies pride . . . and you know what they say about pride.

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  4. Some Black folks are so disturbingly dismissive..i.e. “what do you expect, she was raised in the South”…blah blah…GTFOHWTBS!!!

    Racist bitch!!!

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  5. That woman TRULY feels that Black folks are Niggers in her heart. The only thing I feel that she IS sorry about..is the damage to her “brand” that this has caused.
    The End.

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  6. I don’t know why she didn’t settle with the woman suing her. When you do dirty, you don’t ever do the deposition. Dumb Bitch!

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    1. I don’t know why she didn’t settle with the woman suing her. ________________

      Paula Deen… settle with a Nigger??? Really?!

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  7. I’m not mad at her. I actually feel kinda bad. We’ve all said things that we wouldn’t want repeated in public. She’s not the first and she won’t be the last. Let her live.

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    1. I’m not mad at her. I actually feel kinda bad. We’ve all said things that we wouldn’t want repeated in public. She’s not the first and she won’t be the last. Let her live.
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      This kinda stuff coming from what I’m assuming is a Black person, concerns me on soooooo many levels.
      It’s NOT just the utterance of the N word…it’s her apparent BELIEF that Black people are inferior. Hence her wanting to see a wedding “plantation style” with Black folks dressed like slaves.
      Hence her resturants having MANY Blacks working in the kitchen…but maybe 1 or 2 in the front.
      Hence her using the N word as she angrily described the Black man that she alleges held a gun to her head. (My momma told me that folks WILL tell their TRUE feelings when they are eitha drunk..or mad.)
      My discontent is NOT with the word..it’s the MINDSET. So if we give Paula Deen a pass and “let her live” because her feelings that Black people are indeed inferior..are no big deal……then perhaps Zimmerman should get the same pass. After all, that’s HIS mindset too.

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      1. Ashanti,
        Assuming me to be black would be logical being I am on a “black” blog, but realistically I’m a little bit of a lot of things which has no bearing on my opinion. I’ll say this, I don’t care about her mindset or beliefs because I do have the option of not having to deal with her. That’s the beauty of choice. Now referencing Travon, I’m not sure how we go from speaking an unkind to murder. Murder is unjustifiable with no chance of recompense while Paula has the opportunity to learn and grow from this experience without the burden of such an unforgivable act. I live for forgiveness because I require it daily. But please feel free to stay mad because that is your choice to make.

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  8. Paula girl,
    It’s time to get your affairs in order. It’s a wrap for you and your brand. The curtains are closing.
    Shame it had to end like this.

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  9. I’m at the point where id rather folks be able to say what they want rather than all the apologies. I will respect them more for being honest, just probably wont wont fuck with them. But we can still be cordial.

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  10. Wow I guess blacks & the rest of America should move on & forgive because some of us don’t have a problem with it

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  11. So what she said the “N-Word”… Lil Wayne says it, Tupac said it,…. Hell Archie Bunker and George Jefferson called each other “Honky” and “Nig ger” all day… Get over it. If you don’t want white people to say it then “Black people need to stop saying it. They only calling you what we call ourselves. Is that wrong??

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    1. So what she said the “N-Word”… Lil Wayne says it, Tupac said it,…. Hell Archie Bunker and George Jefferson called each other “Honky” and “Nig ger” all day… Get over it. If you don’t want white people to say it then “Black people need to stop saying it. They only calling you what we call ourselves. Is that wrong??
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      Can you really be THIS obtuse?
      I HIGHLY doubt that Tupac and Lil Wayne ever used the word N-I-G-G-A to infer that they were racially superior to OTHER Black folks they used it in reference to! Surely you can understand the difference when the letters NIGG are followed by an “a”…rather than an “er”?
      And I’m not too concerned with what a FICTIONAL TV character (Archie Bunker) said…and btw..the character Archie NEVER used THAT word..he used other slurs, but not the N word..look it up.
      Again, it’s not the word so much as the MINDSET behind the use of the word. So the well-worn, unoriginal excuse of “so what…Blacks use the word all the time” just doesn’t cut it.
      *sigh* Let my people go.

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  12. THis doesn’t surprise me at all..smh. My grandmother died in 2005..she lived in the South. I made my annual visits to see her, but when she died that ended my trips. No disrespect to my Black Southern neighbors. I love the hospitality, food and love…but most of the white folks I ran into were intolerable for a born and bred Black Northern.

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  13. PLease DON’T let Paula’s Dean’s ignorance turn us against each other. She was wrong and she has to deal with the consequences. Life eventually catches up with you and it’s usually at an inconvenient time….

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  14. I never really cared for this old batty lady or her food. Her son looked kinda kool…but basically when I lived in Georgia I had a African-American friend from Americus, GA who lovedddd Paula, got her book, and wanted to visit her restaurant in Savannah. I thought it would be kool, but looking back how can someone who grows up in the deep south, among racist people, come to adore the actual person who has the same characteristics that brings our people so much pain? My answer is maybe deep in her mind she still sought out the acceptance of “People Like Paula Deen”…like as a victim she has come to love the victimizer….food for thought.

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  15. This is coming from a woman whose recipes were taken from African Americans and used as her own…. So she can take her trailer trash mouth and stuff it!

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  16. I know she wishes they never hired that black employee though..and now probably thinking had we settled this would not have happened. She’s going to lose untold millions now behind this SMH….keep ya head up PAULA and maybe the Big O..will give you a slot on her network..considering her and Oprah are great friends… SIGHS

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  17. I’m “still” a fan. I respect her honesty. We have all laughed at racist jokes, made racist jokes, gay jokes etc…Anyone who says that they haven’t is telling a bold faced lie. It does not make her a bad person, or any less talented. Just makes her human…and she apologized.

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  18. The word means “ignorant”…and in this case neither Paula or the African Americans who use the word are exempt from that.

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  19. Was she [Paula] wrong, yes! But I am tired of black folks making it okay for one and not the other YES!!! Lead by example. Stop referring to each other as niggers/niggas and maybe, just maybe, others will follow suit.

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  20. I am more offended that black people feel we have the right to pick and choose who can say it. We glorify Chief Keef, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and other black entertainment figures who use the word frequently, and deem it as “cool”. while Paula Deen is ostracized.

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  21. Can you believe that her stance is tryna boycott the food network for dumping her for using the “N” word…somebody said “we’ve all used that word” yeah well we need to know what’s appropriate and when it’s not. You can say whatever you want in front of certain company but not in a professional setting.

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      1. @Nicole, I’m being funny but naw look it up. Her beliefs are a lil different. That’s y I say spiritual.

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      2. Why is it a shock if Oprah doesn’t believe in god? Lots of rational people don’t.
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        Because I always thought she did.

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      3. Let me just add @Ladies,
        Oprah doesnt believe in God but she does believe in a superior being same as the people that practice Scientology, Kabbalah and all that other shit
        Most rational people know bullshit when they see it

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      4. Let me just add @Ladies,
        Oprah doesnt believe in God but she does believe in a superior being same as the people that practice Scientology, Kabbalah and all that other shit
        Most rational people know bullshit when they see it
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        Soo who is this superior being? Matter of fact, never mind. It does not matter because I’m not going to believe it anyway

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      5. Why is it a shock if Oprah doesn’t believe in god? Lots of rational people don’t.
        —————
        This shit right chere!

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  22. Further More if it was Not that BIG of a deal to her,WHY is she apologizing.
    She is from the south so its acceptable,RIGHT?

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  23. I know that hurts like hell. To have everything you’ve worked so hard for CRUMBLE like cinnamon on a crumbcake simlpy due to sheer IGNORANCE. Smh
    *clap my hands* to Food Network for taking a stand. The shit is just not acceptable anymore. It’s downright offensive!

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  24. Now she can have all the “gone with the wind” parties her hearts desire with all that new found TIME on her hands & shit

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  25. Damn Paula. That’s jacked up homie. On the bright side you now have the time and the money to chillax.

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  26. Is anyone really surprised ?
    Yes God does everything for a reason, exposing evil deeds and bringing it to the light.

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  27. Paula D is a racist, like most people are. However, she’s a stupid racist who couldn’t lie about it, mainly because of her own stupid ass. First, who mentions that their black ‘friend’ is “blacker than that blackboward (not board)” on camera? Second, she shoulda just said she doesn’t use the word and can’t recall ever using it, like most Whites would say. Stupid, not ignorant, stupid, cause she knows no better. At least ignorant people know right from wrong. Stupid people are just that. Stupid. Good for nothing.

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  28. Anyone that can bring up the civil war and how her grand dad lost all of his land and his workers, went into the bathroom and blew his brains out with so much passion is very bitter that niggas are free and making moves. I wouldnt put it past her that she is appalled that a nigga is in the white house. Lets keep it one hundred, Deen has deep rooted hatred for niggas plain and simple. Its in her spirit you can see it in her eyes.

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  29. “Please. All of her adult years postdate the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and she’s a citizen of the world, traveling wide and far to peddle her wares. If she can leave Georgia for the sake of commerce, she can leave Georgia in the realm of consciousness.

    Beyond which, people can change, growing past wrongful ways in the name of what’s right. We pass new laws. We adopt new language. That’s the recipe for progress: putting justice ahead of habit, principle over precedent.

    It’s not one that’s been mastered by Deen, whose worst ingredient isn’t corn syrup or Crisco but willful obtuseness.”

    -from NY Times article

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