Skip to comments.Paula Deen fans vent outrage at Food Network for dumping celebrity cook over past racial slurs
Posted on 06/23/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
SAVANNAH, Ga. Watching Paula Deens cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says shes furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past.
I was shocked. I thought shed get a fair trial, Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday after stopping to buy souvenirs at the gift shop Deen owns next to her Savannah restaurant. I think the Food Network jumped the gun.
A day after announcing that its dropping Deen from its roster of celebrity cooks, the cable network was served heaping portions of Southern fried outrage by her fans.
Angry messages piled up Saturday on the networks Facebook page, with many Deen fans threating to change the channel for good. So good-bye Food Network, one viewer wrote. I hope you fold like an accordion!!!
The decision to drop Deen, whose daytime shows have been a Food Network fixture since 2002, came two days after disclosure of a recent court deposition in which Deen was asked under oath if she had ever used the N-word. Yes, of course, 66-year-old Deen said, though she added, Its been a very long time.
Deen and her brother are being sued by a former manager of their restaurant who says she was harassed and worked in an environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs.
Wilsons friend Debbie Brown said the Food Network is basically convicting Deen. They should have waited until it goes to court, she said.
Deen issued a videotaped apology Friday in asking fans and critics alike for forgiveness. It had been posted online for about an hour when the Food Network released a terse statement that it will not renew Paula Deens contract when it expires at the end of this month.
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Now, Now don’t bring logic into a discussion of AG Holder approved speech! After all you can’t compare White Folk to Brothers can you?
I suggest, out of fairness, that the Food network question all employees if they have ever used the N word; make them take a polygraph, and fire anyone who has used the N word. Their payroll would drop by 90%
If only rappers were held to the same standard.
As they should. How many of us can look in the mirror and say that we NEVER did anything in the past that the PC police wouldn't convict us for today??
The Food Network is, evidently, run by PC idiots!
No pity for Libs or people who support them. She helped ‘feed’ the monster that ate her. Good riddance.
I’m waiting for a celebrity — who is watching their entire career implode no matter what — to stand up and say, “Yup. I said it. I say it all the time. I don’t like ‘em. I don’t respect ‘em. What are you going to do about it? Arrest me?”
Sorry, but I just have to say this......
Big deal, she just called a spade a spade........
You should go on an MTA bus here in LA, Ive heard blacks use the N word, cracker, and whitey so many times no one even turns around anymore when its said
Ever hear some of the rap songs people play? A dozen or more N words in a song.
Uh-oh. I guess the jig is up!
She used the term 40 - 50 years ago about a black thug that held a gun to her head .... duh, I sure as hell would have called him that and more.
an environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs.
Uh, that would be any place with a large number
of minority employees.
The things I’ve heard.....
RE: Yup. I said it. I say it all the time. I dont like em. I dont respect em. What are you going to do about it? Arrest me?
NO, FIRE YOU ( and that’s what they did ).
One day skipping through Sirus channels I heard “Nigger” (turn channel) “nigger”, (turn channel) “nigger” back to back.
No joke. three skips, three different channels, three uses.
When I went to school in the Springfield, MA area, you could hear cars blasting songs whit the N word all the time, along with blacks greeting each other with “what up my N****R” on a daily basis.
Jeremiah Wright hypocrites.