Skip to comments.At Georgia Restaurant, Patrons Jump to Defend a Chef From Her Critics (Paula Dean)
Posted on 06/23/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
SAVANNAH, Ga. The line of Paula Deen fans waiting for her restaurant here to open grew throughout the hot, muggy morning Saturday.
They discussed what they might select from the buffet inside The Lady and Sons, her wildly popular restaurant in the heart of Savannah.
But they also talked of boycotting the Food Network, which dropped their beloved TV chef on Friday after she awkwardly apologized for having used racial slurs and for considering a plantation-themed wedding for her brother, with well-dressed black male servants.
The predicament that Ms. Deen finds herself in began when a former employee a white woman who is now managing restaurants in Atlanta filed a discrimination lawsuit in March 2012. She claimed that racial epithets, racist jokes and pornography on office computers were common while she managed Uncle Bubbas Oyster House, one of the restaurants in Ms. Deens empire. Forbes has estimated her net worth at $17 million.
Most of the diners in line on Saturday morning were white and more than ready to defend one of their favorite cooking stars. But at the very front was Nicole T. Green, 36, an African-American who said she had made a detour from a vacation in New Orleans specifically to show up in support of Ms. Deen.
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Yeah, but Sen. Byrd (D) (KKK member) was a big time powerful democrat - and the MSM ran interference for him...
She is the victim here. This is the whole PC thing run amuck that started after the death of Martin Luther King. Where are her big time Democrat Friends now in her hour of need? Where is Jimmy Carter speaking for her? Gone with the Wind.
Yeah, Sen. Byrd (D) (KKK member) was a big time powerful democrat - and the MSM ran interference for him... but he wasn't the only one:
Bull Conner (D) was a democrat too and
George Wallace (D) and
Gov Ernest Hollings (D) who brought the confederate battle flag back as the STATE FLAG of South Carolina during the civil rights movement. He also got a pass from the New York Times and MSM BECAUSE he was a democrat...
and thousands of others...
I could care less about her, but I will claim that any white person of her age who says they’ve never used racial epithets is fibbing.
I could care less about her, but I will claim that any white person of her age who says theyve never used racial epithets is fibbing.
Or any black person?
Especially if they're a liberal.
You are absolutely right. It’s not her fault she is from that time and place. So am I. I think I was about 15 when I found out that damn yankee was two words.
Did these patrons approve of Paula Deen’s support of Obama in the 2008 election? Or were they asked?
She played with fire and got burnt. She supported and invited evil into her world and had no idea how evil it was. I know may Democrats like this.
As Otter said in Animal House....”You f’d up, you trusted us.”
Did Paula Deen support OblahMao in 2012 also? Surely as a business owner she will love paying those expensive employee healthcare premiums of BarrynoCare.
is very good, and covers all of this in great detail.
Think of how history would have been changed if, instead of comparing the group to Jesus Christ, John Lennon had used the “N” Word . . .
Yes, it was right front of our eyes in books. Too bad more people missed the lesson.
The problem with the modern USA is not skin color but skin thickness-—or lack thereof.
She is said to have called Obama the N-word, too.
She is 66 and grew up in GA and was asked if she had ever used the N-word! Get real.
Thick skinned Paula fans, eheheheheheh.