Skip to comments.Paula Deen Under Fire: How Many Millions Is the N-Word Scandal Going to Cost Her?
Posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Just how much of a hole did Paula Deen dig for herself?
With the Food Network's announcement that it would not be renewing its contract with the Paula's Home Cooking star, along with QVC distancing itself from the celebrity chef and Smithfield Foods cutting ties with her altogether after she admitted to past use of the N-word and other hurtful remarks, it would seem that Deen's culinary empire is currently up in flames.
But her bank account isn't under as much fire as one might think. Sure, her ranking as Forbes' No. 4 highest-earning celeb chef is definitely at risk...but all is not lost just yet.
"I would estimate the loss of Food Network and Smithfield to be pretty huge," Forbes staff writer Caleb Melby, who estimates that Deen has taken a post-scandal hit of $3 million to $4.5 million, tells E! News
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The SAME thing is happening with the media on Snowden....focus on HIM instead of the bad Obama bureaucracy behavior.
The big chompers give me the willies...
***Not being from there or that era, is this, itself, a stereotype, or is this true?***
It’s true. My mom was raised in Tennessee and she always called black people niggers, not out of meanness or anything but that is just what blacks were called then.
My aunt did the same, drove a mail route through niggertown, and thought nothing of referring to them as niggers, because it is just what blacks were called then.
Look at the literature of the time. Major magazines had stories in them in which the word nigger was used often as a reference to colored people of Africa, India, South Seas.
H P Lovecraft’s story THE RATS IN THE WALLS has a cat named Niggerman,
The South Sea stories of John Russell uses the term quite often.
In the movie, THE DAM BUSTERS, the officer in charge has a black dog named Nigger.
I myself was not raised that way as I am originally from the Mountain States. My dad always impressed on us to never call Latinos “Mexicans” but Spanish, and I never knew there were so many nicknames for different races till I was in the military back in 1966.
I found out years ago, that Navajo Indians hate blacks.
I actually was watching The Germans episode of Fawlty Towers the other night, and I remembered the scene where Major was talking about when he took a date to a Cricket Test Match...
“The strange thing was, throughout the morning she kept referring to the Indians as niggers. No, no, no, I said, the niggers are the West Indians. These people are wogs.
Yes, that’s just the way it was back then. We mostly heard negro, that was proper for a black person.
I don’t know when they became black.
Upon reading PD deposition, I don’t think she said anything wrong. She used what is now known as the n bomb 30 years ago, and she admired the professional black men who were servers at a wedding. A job I’m sure the black men choose and were proud of their looks and professionalism.
She’d be just as doomed if she wanted a bunch of crackers serving at a wedding;)
She’s liberal but she is old, white, and probably clinging to her guns and Bible. Southern lady. She just said mooch ate like a pig on her show.
Are the others any better?
Certainly not Canada.
Well Smithfield is a small loss as the ChiComs are buying it. I won’t be buying anymore Smithfield products. The Food Channel will probably take bigger hit than Paula as there are a lot of ticked off Deen fans that will boycott.
The whole thing was much ado about nothing.
maybe the god she worships, obama will save her. After all she worships and serves him. And I hope that it costs her everything she has.
“The minority groups hate each other. Blacks hate Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics hate blacks and Asians. Asians hate blacks and Hispanics.”
I heard a “Northern Mexican” talking about “Southern Mexicans” like they were some sort of vile bug infestation. Really close to a call for extermination — from a woman no less. I was shocked. This woman also expressed disdain for everything White American (she’s in the USA, WORKING on a B1 TOURIST VISA.) I no longer trust any hispanic.
"....and everybody hates the Jews."
I don’t think it was just used there, my mother was from Missouri and she used the word to designate people that were what we would now call losers, low life, worthless. To my mother it was not a racial word either- she called whites that if they were really not good people. In the 50s, 60s time frame I heard many use the word that way even in Arizona, blacks at that time called worthless people that name as did whites. I could see my mother use that word in a deposition at that time, it was commonly used.
I met her husband and brother on a cruise, they came in the cigar club. A couple of us offered our cigar cutters, but they had to have the attendant cut theirs with a plastic V cutter, that they said was better. The rest of us laughed at their snobbery after they left, they just wanted the attendant to cut and hold the lighter for them. They didn’t know how to correctly light a cigar and held them so we couldn’t miss the seeing the label. They ripped their followers off, we met three women, who paid twice what we paid for our suite and they had an inside cabin with a bunk bed. They did get a special BBO on the pool deck, which was closed off for the rest of us.
The only times, I saw Paula was in the casino, with her two black bodyguards and she appears to be a big gambler.
It was more complicated in New Mexico than whether to call Latinos Mexicans or Spanish- Spanish was used to designate the descendants of the Spaniards and they would make it plain they were not Mexicans; Mexicans were from Mexico. That was like a mine field, I remember when I was a kid a Spaniard friend of my dad’s yelling and cursing because his daughter was marrying a Mexican as if it was a fate worse than death. It is still that way in some of the elders, but mostly not so serious as they took it back then.
Proof that liberals can’t be held to a standard the must be able to flip flop to fit their agenda.
This is the only surface of the story.
Her contract was up for renewal, was this a negotiating hardball. (you won’t resign on our terms then we will destroy you signing with anyone)
She is a defendant in a race based discrimination suit. Is this lawyers just trying to push her to settlement by smear?
like making her bankrupt will really help but then again the lawyer does not care, the acurser may be too stupid to get it.
I don’t even like her and her far left wackyness. She is just an old school democrat who only care about herself. That disclaimer said, the real story is far simpler and yet to be told. follow the money.
H P Lovecrafts story THE RATS IN THE WALLS has a cat named Niggerman"
I can't believe you mentioned that; I just finished reading that story. I found a hardcover compilation of twenty Lovecraft stories at Barnes and Noble for $7.95.
I was surprised the cat's name wasn't edited out somehow.
***the niggers are the West Indians. These people are wogs.***
Oh darn! I forgot about the Wogs and the Fuzzy Wuzzies.
Also the Fish heads, and Square heads.
What many don’t realize is the foreigners also have certain non-complimentary names for whites.
I think this is about obesity, but mostly because liberals are all hate, all the time. Paula is white, Southern, Christian...and fat. Just too much for a liberal to resist hating. Donating to Obama wasn't enough to get over all that. When the Skokie is 66, I hope I'm around to call her fat. Weight us harder to control with every passing year.
Wookie. Not Skokie.
Except, of course, during National Brotherhood Week.
Thank you, I was afraid nobody would get the reference.
I'm sure a Catalan would be just as upset.
Never met the lady, never cared for her television show, and never found a recipe of hers that worked for me.
I hear she is on The Today Show Wednesday. Should be an interesting interview.....
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if PD had someone research a list of 1,000 pop-culture references (in the last FIVE years) that use the word ‘nigger’ and then put that list on her web page?
Now that she has been mugged we can expect her to return to her roots and become a political and social conservative. She has seen the error of appeasing progs. They are no one’s friend, not even their own.
The number of truly uncovered/uninsured individuals is under fifteen million.
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Even MORE towards my point!
Hi, Mamzelle! I really like your post. You hit the nail on the head. Paula, despite all her lib creds, couldn’t win out against the food Nazis and haters.
I was a fan of hers when she had her first show. It was in a small, yellow kitchen (very pretty) and there was a dog wondering around the set. She made delicious food and was quiet and demure. I still think she’s the best cake maker on the food network.
When she became a “star,” she started getting strident and annoying. But the gal can cook!
She denies that, you know. She wanted a Southern-themed wedding for her stupid brother. She had been to a restaurant that had elegant black waiters in white coats and black pants. That’s what she wanted; not black men playing slaves.
Off topic, about 15 years ago, I had dinner at a restaurant called Safari in Montgomery, Alabama. It was a steakhouse and politicians dined there. We were seated under a large photo of George Wallace! All the waiters were black and very, very elegant.
I'm unhappy defending an ignorant Democrat. But--what's being used on Deen will certainly come get us all.
Btw--did you know that discrimination in hiring is allowed in show business? That's why the waitresses at hooters are a particular physical type. They are not waitresses but models, legally speaking. Movie producers when casting a movie discriminate on the basis of race all the time.
I suggest the reruns of Laura Calder’s show on the cooking channel. I record them and watch them carefully. I’ve picked up a lot of techniques from her style. Just this week I made fritters from squash blossoms from one if her episodes. She has an attitude toward cooking and food very much like my own. I really liked Paulas show in the early years but she took on an unpleasant vulgarity as time went on.
What kind of cuisine does Laura do? I’m not familiar with her...yet.
And, I agree: Paula let too much of her vulgar side out.
I've been a fan of HGTV and the cooking channels, but lately they've been disappointing. All the contests and "Survivor" reality stuff. I like Ina Garten and sometimes can even take Giada, though I roll my eyes at the BOTT (boobs on the table) with her. Oh, she's so beautiful. She has twice as many teeth and four times the boobs...
I know the chef you’re talking about! She’s from Canada, I believe. Yeah, the boobs get tiring. I do like Ina. She prepares good food using good ingredients - some of which are out of my price range.
Actually, after talking about boobs, I’m embarrassed to admit my favorite is the beautiful Nigella Lawson. I have all her cookbooks and even a bio on her!
She should have said “Yeah. So what?”
Don’t lie. Don’t apologize. Don’t take any crap.
If she did that, she might have lost here show on Food Network, but she’d still have lots of sympathizers. Cringing and apologizing cost her both her show AND a lot of sympathy.
I watched the puke coming out of the NBC morning show this morning. Paula knelt and bowed to the gods of tv and for her troubles they spit on her saying her apology wasn’t sincere.
I wish they’d get someone truly excellent on these channels, like Anne Willan. She runs a school. Why not have a show?