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
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According to People Mag while Paula did reply Yes, of course to the question about using the n-word, she also added, Its been a very long time. Paula said that she had used the word or thought about using the word in the 1980s when she was a bank teller and the bank was held up by a black bank robber, and she says she probably used the word when describing the events to her husband. Paula also said, But thats just not a word that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the 60s in the South. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.
It is still inappropriate to joke like that at work, especially as a boss, regardless of how you grew up or who else is doing it. No excuse for stupidity and laziness. :)
put some butter on it Paula!
I believe this is called being hoisted on one’s petard.
“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.” - The Duke
I have to agree & I think the Food Channel is going to get a lot of angry mail for firing her.
She admitted to use of the ‘n’ word 50 yrs ago, yet the reports make it sound like she does it currently on a regular basis. I believe she said that she used it when she described to her husband who had held up the bank she worked in.
As far as I’ve heard, she isn’t guilty of telling jokes with racial or ethnic slurs, but guilty of not telling others NOT to.
The MSM smells blood in the water and they’ve been on the attack.
Let’s see if some of her non-white celebrity friends come out to defend her.
even though im a southerner. Never liked the bitc$.
Also rule #8 of Special Agent Gibbs...
A redneck tea bagger. (now that's an epithet I hate.)
Small correction, please.
The only unforgivable crime in this country is being a white racist.
George and Paula.....ONCE YOU'VE KISSED THE HINEY OF THE RAT MACHINE, YOU ARE THEIR PAWN TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, WHENEVER...
I'll bet Fnetwork was just itching for a reason to can her.....she doesn't fit in with the "cool" people anyway....
I've grown to detest the Food network channel...surprisingly, I still like Bobby Flay and Ina Gartner....even though both are leftist and Ina particularly seems to have a lot of gay friends...
“Jim Crow laws began in the South”
Try New York.
Ummm, what definition of 'the North' incorporates Virginia?
Lesson to be learned: Never apologize. For anything. Ever.
BTW, the origin of the word that “cannot be said by non-black people but is used over and over again by blacks” is the Spanish word for black - negro.
Do we have to rename all the black crayons?
Good move on her part, because...
Black students get on the bus at South Boston High School in 1975 following court-ordered integration. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green)
I won’t buy her cookbooks, watch her on TV, buy her merchandise or go to her restaurant. Not because of what she said but because she’s a liberal, lying, hypocrite, demonRAT!
BUT NOT FOR LONG. Her sons will get the boot, as well.
So now the Food Network can expect to get a huge bump in it’s viewership from grateful minorities? Right?
This is really just a matter of too many hits. First the type 2 diabetes which should probably have ended her career as a celebrity chef right there. Then the lawsuit for a hostile workplace including sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and racial harassment. Then she admits to the n-bomb, sure she admits to it 30 years ago, but that’s not time time frame of the lawsuit. There’s only so much bad publicity a TV network will tolerate from their employees.
Nope... Network is talking about canceling their shows too.
as in "he tried to jew me out of it" or "he gyped me"....
but I try not to use them....
“Ummm, what definition of ‘the North’ incorporates Virginia?
Who is talking about Virginia? That story is from Connecticut.
Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, [Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even during commercials. Know what [the Obamas] favorite foods are? Hot wings."
I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke,
Well, plenty of ns use it, in conversation and literature and especially in music, and I think it is beyond ridiculous that other races cant.
I think you got me mixed up. This is what I said:
Ive used it in jokes. And other ethnic slurs, too. Big deal.
Blacks are the biggest n- users.
There really is no reason to offend people randomly with a hateful slur. It’s not that hard to be better than that.
again....her style of cooking...her mannerism...her speech patterns (too southern) and her age are the REAL reason she was fired......don’t kid yourself about the moral superiority of these people....they’re uppity about money, period...
I think I told these kinds of jokes as a 6 year old kid in 1964. My parents caught me using the n word back then and took the belt to my backside.
As a Christian I recognize that we are all descendants of Adam and essentially one human race. It is sinfully prideful to think and speak as if "my race is better than your race." Paula Deen's apology may or may not have been genuine, seeing as how liberals are notoriously racist.
Having said all that, I am not blind to the trashy cultures found in all kinds of people groups. As has been noted by both white and black conservatives, the trash culture within the black community is aided and abetted by the liberal democrat party.
Here here! KittenClaws has it 100% right!
Pretty soon, it’s going to become a hate crime to watch “Blazing Saddles.”
What you said.
Might as well lock me up and throw away the key.
Don’t ya’ll remember her and the Wookies little spat? This could be the reason she is being treated so harshly. Just sayin’
Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, [Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even during commercials. Know what [the Obamas] favorite foods are? Hot wings.”
Bingo! She’s on that special list...I knew there had to be a ‘reason’!
Jim Crow was everywhere...for instance:
“In 1800 the vote of a single black-dominated ward had won control of New York City for the Federalists, and again in 1813 the votes of three hundred free blacks in New York City swept the Federalists into power, and gave them control of the State legislature. The Democrats took their revenge in 1821, when the new State constitution effectively disenfranchised almost every black voter in New York by requiring that they prove that they owned at least two hundred fifty dollars’ worth of property, a restriction not imposed on whites. In 1821 the triumphant Democrats changed the New York State constitution to enfranchise all white males, while erecting barriers to black male voters, so that by 1825 fewer than three hundred blacks out of a total State population of almost thirty thousand, and only sixteen of New York City’s more than twelve thousand blacks could actually vote.”
(Bound For Canaan, Fergus M. Bordewich, HarperCollins, 2005, page 149.)
Time for the Yankees (and I was born in New Jersey) to get off their racial high horse...
I think she’s paying for the sins of her brother.
Unfortunately, she’s part-owner of his restaurant - too bad she didn’t sell her share to him.
NPR and most of the reality shows on cable are all GayTV, all the time.
but I try not to use them....
I don’t, either.
Next we'll take N out of the alphabet. I never dreamed we could be this stupid as a nation.
proof of your point...alec Baldwin called a black a coon on tape a month ago....he still works commercials
They're using the JCPenney marketing manual. Lotsa luck wi dat.
I was going to go out and buy one of her books to support her until I found out she was a liberal.
Are there any other good books on real southern cooking?
I can't bring myself to revel in her losing her job because in my opinion she's a harmless Democrat low-information magnolia pie.
It rather intrigues me that this hard-working liberal lady finds herself thrown under the Meals-on-Wheels van by her own party's puppet media in an unfortunate dumping that may just be dietic......oops, poetic justice.
Cite your source.
The ‘Moron’ jokes were the big jokes when I was a kid.
Like “Why did the Moron throw butter up in the air?”
“To see a butterfly”.
I never heard a racial joke until I went in the Army. My parents wouldn’t have tolerated things like that.
The closest I ever came to saying something like that was when I said “Jap” and my Dad told me not to use that term but to say Japanese. My Dad had been on General MacArthur’s staff and after the Japanese surrender, and as the Occupation got under way, orders were issued not to use Jap and show respect to the Japanese people.
My bet is that she will recover from this and be even more successful and a lot wiser.
There is NO joy in this. Paula Deen may be a lefty, but she gave an honest answer, and I for one forgive her. Niggra’s was an acceptable term in the South. I know of few white people who use it now.
Or the accusation of being one, even if it's untrue.
Maybe Paula should have said her racial slurs in a Rap song~~~she would be considered an “artist” then!
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