Skip to comments.Paula Deen SACKED From Food Network Hours After She Makes Grovelling Apology Over Racial Slurs
Posted on 06/21/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by drewh
Celebrity chef Paula Deen was today sacked from her job at the Food Network despite begging the public for forgiveness over her past use of racial slurs in a heavily-edited video apology.
A Food Network spokesman issued this statement today: 'Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month.' It came just hours after she released the 45-second video in which she says: 'I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong I have done. I want to learn and grow from this.
'Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. I have made plenty of mistakes along the way but I beg you, my children, my fans, my team, my partners, I beg for your forgiveness. 'Please forgive me for the mistakes that I've made.'
The 66-year-old was due to appear on the Today show this morning to to answer questions from Matt Lauer about the racial slurs - but she pulled out just before the show started. Later that day she announced on her Twitter page that she would be releasing a video statement soon. After the initial video was released another, longer one was then posted on YouTube and was taken down soon after.
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Finally a Celeb who is a democrat, gets pounded.
this blows my mind......who in this forum has never told an off color or racial joke? I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke, BUT Paula Deen grew up in a segregated era in the south and I’m sure they feel totally different than the normal person. PC run amok
She also peaded to LGBT sexual orientation crowd in the video-no dice Paula!
I’m Southern but she needed to go. She was a terrible liberal and I have no love for liberals.
The woman who is suing her is White.
now...what ‘bout Alex Baldwin who called a black a coon a month ago on tape ??????????????????
The saddest part is that the “World’s Best Fried Chicken” and “Everybody Loves Watermelon!” episodes were already in the works.
The only unforgivable “crime” in this country is being a racist.
I didn’t realize she was a liberal ....that being said I still think there is a double standard...people in govt. have made worse jokes and nothing happens to them (Bill Clinton said O would be serving drinks to them in a past life)
Meanwhile Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are still welcome withing the DNC ranks.
Your handle is the topping on that remark.
” I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke, BUT Paula Deen grew up in a segregated era in the south and Im sure they feel totally different than the normal person. “
First off, “segregated era of the South”? Hate to tell you but Jim Crowe laws started in the North. I know public school history taught by the communists want you to believe racism was only in the South, but the North had its fair share. Hint: Slavery was started in the North by a black man that enslaved another black man during a time when slavery was illegal.
Second, what kind of “off color” jokes have you told yet refuse to use that dreaded n-word? Really? Can’t tell a black joke using that word but any other word is fair game?
You hate a word. Hah.
She’s a dumb liberal but I kind of feel sorry for her. How quickly fame and fortune can vanish. I wonder what will happen to her sons’ shows.
“The only unforgivable crime in this country is being a racist.”
Unless it is being a black racist then it is superior to non-racists.
She has a big line of FURNITURE also!!!! Wonder what’s going to happen with that??
I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke,
I’ve used it in jokes. And other ethnic slurs, too. Big deal.
Blacks are the biggest n-—— users.
She’s a HUGE DEMOCRAT!!
Again the hammer of political correctness kills. Someone that said the N-word 30 years ago.....Yet the same people who point and condemn are the same people that uses the word in their music videos, music and daily life.
Yea, tell me again about the freedom speech thing again.
I guess if you’re white, that doesn’t matter. I don’t care much for Paula Deen but she did not deserve what they’ll going to do to her.
The lynching comes next.
The idea behind racist jokes, many are hilarious, is not being offended when it is your race, gender, religion, political party, profession, etc. You can make a good funny, a legitimate funny not a hateful one, about anything I represent and I will not only laugh but probably repeat it. Free speech means not being thin skinned and “offended” by personal insecurities. I think we have forgotten what free speech is about, not to mention how to laugh.
She should have settled that lawsuit or allowed the case to to to a default judgment.
Clinton should have defaulted on the Paula Jones lawsuit and Paula Dean should have defaulted on this one.
There are times when it is a lot cheaper to just ignore a lawsuit and let a default judgment go in than to try to fight it. Especially when everything the plaintiff says you did do or say, you did do or say.
Her sons still have shows with the network.
I think it’s a disgrace. She practically made the Food Network. The real problem is that FN is feeling the heat from the nannies who do not like her high-fat food and her obvious delight in southern cuisine. This stinks of political correctness on two levels.
“I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke,”
Well, plenty of n’s use it, in conversation and literature and especially in music, and I think it is beyond ridiculous that other races can’t.
Pretty soon it will be apparent that it isn’t enough to be a liberal Democrat . . . if you are white.
She can cook for me anytime she wants.
The only time see the food network is when I’m seeing a doctor. So the less I see of her or them the better...
She’s being pilloried for words that were commonly spoken at the time, that being 40 years ago, in the 60’s. This is a lets bring down a popular idol (amongst foodies), because its fun to bring down someone who has worked their *ss off for years and has reached the pinnacle of their success. Time to destroy that nasty capitalist that has made it through hard work.
The Food Network can go take a jump in the lake IMO, and I will personally not watch them in the future. They are perfectly within their rights to remove Paula Deen from their program network, and I am perfectly within my rights to not watch them as my own personal statement. Hope others will do the same, and/or write, e-mail, or phone them to voice displeasure.
The only time (I) see the food network is when Im seeing a doctor. So the less I see of her or them the better...
So is the moral of the story “Never apologize—they’re going to fire you anyway”?
She was poisoning the food. If you look closely you see her pour stuff in.... (/s)
Ah, Oh! someone's going to get audited!
I have nothing against the South but I do insist on being truthful. Jim Crow laws began in the South, pushed by Democrats after the Compromise of 1877.
She only got fired a few hours ago! Their contracts may not be renewed because of the association. They only got shows because of her! Should the change their show to ‘Not my racist cracka Mama’s meals’?
The only unforgivable crime in this country is being called a racist. Doesn't matter if you really are one. Is Paula Deen a racist? Damifino. The noise and fury over her these past few days hasn't cast any light on the subject. All I know is this is notable because she's a liberal and is getting burned. Liberals usually get a pass on this stuff. When it was Bill Clinton, we were instructed to examine the "totality" of the man.
Deen should have just said this. How could it possibly be worse than this disaster.
Just wait...the conventional wisdom in the social networking world will be that she is a republican.
Could anyone really be surprised by this?
Oh, please. It isn’t a nice word, but lending it some kind of mystically forbidden & horrifically evil aura is playing into the hands of the left. It’s a racial epithet, nothing more-—there are lots of them.
NEVER apologize to a liberal!!! Those f*%@ers don’t accept apologies, they only use them against you as an admission of guilt!!
Best thing to do when a liberal gets ‘offended’ by anything is to double down like Dick Cheney did when he told Patrick Leahy to go f*%$ himself:
He said he wasn’t sorry, that the comment was overdue, and that he was willing to say it again if it was necessary.
Then the left dropped the whole issue.
But if Cheney had apologized they’d have smelled blood and gone after him.
Apparently she has missed an important lesson - never, every apologize to race baiters.
My mom called blacks ‘colored’ up until the early ‘90s when some friends of hers told her it was no longer acceptable.
There was a time when that was the non-pejorative term. It ain’t easy being PC.
You’re exactly right. Segregation was over and done in the South when the National Guard had to be called out in the mid-1970’s to enforce segregation in...wait for it...