Friday, June 21, 2013

Paula Deen...racist?

I guess y'all know who Paula Deen is.  She's just been told that the Food Network, which she's been on for ten years, will now not renew her contract because she used racial slurs in her restaurant and put up with racist jokes.  We don't know if she did it once or every day, but she admits to having used the N word.

Here's the rub;  I have watched her show several times when she's had Black women and Black men on cooking with her and most of them were age-old friends of hers and she treated them with not just the respect that she shows everyone on her show, but with a precious closeness and sweetness that only old friendships create.

She's apologized to the world and is upset she missed the TODAY show interview today.  Or, some of you might suggest she was just too chicken to deal with Lauer, who's been a friend, along with Al Roker, for the years she's been appearing with them.  Is she a racist who should have to apologize and to be dropped from a network when she's got so many dear Black friends?

I'd appreciate your remarks on what you think of this.  

Z

25 comments:

Impertinent said...

I hope Paula takes her millions of fans..and her millions...and say GTH to the Food network. She made them gazillions...and if somebody has to apologize for something they said 10 years ago...shame on us.

She's a great sassy lady...she and Gordon Ramsay would make a great team.

Leticia said...

I have never been a fan of the woman and watched her show maybe two times. No big loss for me.

However, for anyone else, sorry.

C Yoda said...

Registered democrat, she is.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Like Leticia said.
She's a marketeer, she'll survive.

Robert Sinclair said...

Public redemption only works for democrats, perverts (such as Frank and Weiner: you couldn’t make that up in a million years) and Hollywood bottom feeders.

Speedy G said...

She'll get a pass from the Democrats. They've got magic negroes that can absolve ANY sin of faux-racism.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

I would rather call a Dentist in on Sunday for an elective root canal, than listen to Paula Deen talk.....ya'll.

I can't get past the first sentence out of her mouth before I'm scrambling for the remote, so I wouldn't know if she spouts 'nigga' like Dr Dre.

Z said...

Imp, I agree with you.
I have to admit I didn't know this incident happened 10 years ago? I have to go back and read the details; the headline made me so angry I had to post asap.

Leticia, her cooking really is good and she's fun. It's no great loss, but I have a hunch her boys' shows will be canceled, too. Let's see what happens.

C Yoda, I thought so; I remember she had Jimma Cartuh on a few years ago and I swear I thought she was going to either throw rose petals on the ground in front of him or pick him up so his feet didn't have to hit the ground.
But, that really doesn't make a big difference to me; nobody should be harpooned like this when she very obviously hires Blacks in her restaurant and has close Black friends. she's no racist.

Ed, you're probably right.
But she'll be poison for a few months.

Robert..great point.

Speedy...it IS faux-racism.

CI, she NEVER has said it on TV...ever.
And she does have a pleasant air and cooks some mighty fine recipes.

Ducky's here said...

No, I don't believe she's racist but there should be someone willing to air her deep fried Twinkies reruns.

She could open a fried chicken fast food franchise with Guy Fieri.

JonBerg said...

Who cares? If you like her show, watch it; I don't. I also don't know, for sure, if a, so called, racial epithet ignited this nonsense to begin with. I would also like to know who has NEVER used the "N" word, including Ducky, Liberalmann or any other pseudo perfect, self-anointed phony who frequents this and other sites!

Z said...

JonBerg; I have NEVER used the N WORD. EVER.
It's repugnant to me.

I just want to know how anybody with tons of Black friends can be called RACIST.

JonBerg said...

Z,

My point was "used" and "uttered" may be regarged as two different things.

beamish said...

She should atone and do a week of fried chicken recipes. Next.

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Always On Watch said...

I hate her commercial for Virginia Smithfield Ham. No Virginian whom I personally know talks with her drawl, which is Georgian and not Virginia.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Does Paula Deen Really Have To Go On An Apology Tour? NO!, she has no need to apologize for using a term used by blacks allover the air-waves on the streets, in the playgrounds and even on the stage in Concerts, in the Movies, Broadway show’s, Comedy acts, amongst themselves, and you name it.. When they ALL stop using that word, THEN, and only then they can complain about others using it Until then they and the rest of the media should stop this stupid whining, bitching, and moaning
Does Paula Deen Really Have To Go On An Apology Tour? NO! Especially NOT for something she had said over 30 years ago? Would people feel better if she said as a white woman raised in the south she never even thought about the word nigger? NO, that’s not what the South was like in those days.
Frankly, I am fed up with the crying and wringing of hands about it by Blacks and Whites as well! While blacks continue to Rap about it, Sing about it and call each other the same word. I’m just Fed up with double standards.
When the blacks stop using it, then everyone else might follow suit. Until then, ot’s just tough shit, deal with it. I never seem to hear any complaints about Blacks using the words “Cracker” or "Whitie"
This country has become Paranoid when it comes to Blacks and Muslims.

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Always On Watch said...

Debonair Dude,
This country has become Paranoid when it comes to Blacks and Muslims.

Devolution into idiocracy.

Pris said...

JB,
I've never used the "N" word either. Does that make me perfect? Of course not. I never allowed my children to call each other names either, like "creep", for instance. But hey, that's just me!

I've never watched the Paula Deen show, so I don't know anything about her. If it's true she said this so many years ago, I say her apology should be accepted.

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EzzZee said...

Not that it’s important at all, but I just want to point out that her political affiliation is Republican.
And I can almost guarantee you that she votes a Straight Republican Ticket.
Republicans always apologize. ONCE THEY GOT CAUGHT!

Always On Watch said...

EzzZee,
Republicans always apologize. ONCE THEY GOT CAUGHT!

As opposed to Democrats who apologie BEFORE they get caught?

Puleeze!

IMHO said...

This is what ha[[ens when you dare to mock Moochie for grazing on every bit of food in sight during a show taping.......the MSM has been determined to destroy this woman.

One must not speak the truth about the moocher.

Ducky's here said...

They better rehire her. Twinkies are back in the stores mid July and folks want those recipes.

Kid said...

can we fire/remove any black person who uses the word cracker?

Course not.

Like women's lib in the early days, this is all unbalanced and of course the "beneficiaries" aren't going to complain.