- Give her a stick of butter, a bucket of chicken and let her call you Mandingo and she'll be a puddle of lard at your feet.
- I'm surprised she only wanted them to play slaves rather than to be slaves.
- More embarrassing than the racism is her incredible stupidity. What sort of fool imagines that no one would have a problem with "decorating" her wedding with black people playing slaves? Apparently she's the fat trailer-trash cliche' through and through, nothing between the ears but butter.
- [quote] That restaurant represented a certain era in America … after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War
I think that certain era would be called all of America's history.
- Yeah, not buying it.
- All these domestic goddess types - Martha Stewart, Ina Garten, Paula Deen, Sandra Lee - sociopaths, all of them.
So this revelation does not surprise me.
- She's probably talking about Aunt Fanny's Cabin. That place appalled my dad. They had little black kids singing the menu.
- This is what happens when you turn down kids with cancer, Paula.
- Does this include Bobby's African-American "coach"?
- That was Ina.
So these are from deposition transcripts? This is odd. How could her attorney not have prepped her beforehand so she doesn't actually come off as a racist.
- The Deposition is out. She is officially OVER.
This bitch is getting SLAYED on twitter. Just look up #PaulasBestDishes OMG.
- What did Ina do to a kid with cancer?
- And you thought MY little problem was bad.
- [quote]What did Ina do to a kid with cancer?
The little boy (about 6 or 7) was a hugh Ina Garten fan and through the Make a Wish foundation asked to cook with Ina. She refused.
- OMG R8 -- Aunt Fannie's Cabin -- This Smyrna GA Southern-cookin' landmark dressed its black waitresses like Aunt Jemima and used little, barefoot "colored" boys to tote the menu -- on chalk boards hung around their necks! So, so wrong.
- This is quite different from the story she was going around saying last year. The first story had Deen wanting blacks to dress up like they were in a Shirley Temple movie at her brother Bubba's wedding.
And now Deen's husband was physically abusive? Last year, it was the brother who was allegedly making sexual advances at her.
- R16, we've been over that a million times. The kid didn't give a fuck about Ina. Rather the kid's mom was using her son's illness to meet Ina.
- [quote] we've been over that a million times.
- I'm black and I love shit like this. It is so over the top and hilarious. This is the kind of story that would be posted on DL and people would scream EST and This Never Happened!
- Here's her not quite apology via People:
[quote] I Used the N-Word, but Don't Condone Racism
- Thank you R16 and R19. I'm going with R19's explanation. Ina doesn't strike me as the type to be deliberately cruel to cancer-stricken children.
- [quote]What did Ina do to a kid with cancer?
I think I'm the only DL poster who agrees with Ina.
Make A Wish seemed like a fairly good idea when its clients restricted themselves to innocuous kid stuff like going to Disneyworld or riding an elephant or going on a pee in pool kid-friendly cruise. It has become a monster, granting wishes like whale-killing and generally guilt-tripping people into going along with the demands of a bunch of little control freaks because they're dying.
Ina Garten's show is not a children's show. It was not created for the purpose of teaching children to cook. I actually have doubts that the kid was a fan of the show. Garten is childless and like many of us who do not have children, she may not enjoy being around the vile and smelly creatures.
It was an inappropriate request and rather than handling it as inappropriate and telling the kid to ask for something that made sense, the burden was put on Ina Garten to turn down a dying kid's demand that she cook with him.
Everyone is dying. None of us is going to get out of here alive. Does that mean we all get to run around and demand unfettered access to Fort Knox or take over the President's job for a day, or make the host of a nationally televised show acquiesce to our demands?
- I dont get this mentality. Even if they are the sort of person who thinks there is nothing wrong with that language, they must at this day and age know that most people do. They must know that saying something like that is going to bring criticism and scorn and get them in trouble. Are they really that stupid? I think its stupid pot is illegal, but I am not going to blaze up in front of a cop.
- Let's get back to discussing slavery not dying kids! Boo-fucking-hoo.
- I agree with you R24
- Even I wouldn't go for this fashion statement.
Well, okay, I would but I would never let anyone know or put it in Vogue.
- I didn't know Paula Deen was a rabid republican.
- Aunt Fanny's Cabin!!!
WTF?! Shocking! Hilarious!
I wish I could have gone there for a meal. It started in the 1940s and only closed in 1992. The City of Smyrna preserved and relocated the building(!) and it now serves as the town's Welcome Center.
You can't make this shit up!
- When I lived in Nashville about 20 years ago, a friend invited me to dinner at one of the best steakhouses in town. When I got there, all of the waiters were black men and they were dressed in livery.
It was stunning, but I seemed to be the only person there who was uncomfortable. My friend said that's the way it had always been since the place had opened many years before.
- More on Aunt Fanny's Cabin
- Southerns have a really weird fixation on the past. Hell, look at the first lines in Dixie:
Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
OLD TIMES there are not forgotten,
I dont understand why they are that way. Their past history is really nothing to be proud of.
- She's saying what a lot of famous people have the sense enough to keep private, but they're no different than her.
- What a bunch of nonsense. She's from the south. They say the "n-word" all the time. But the Enquirer says they have video of her saying it and revealing secret about the family's booze and pornography problems, too!
- R19 = Ina Garten fangurl.
The pig couldn't be bothered to meet with the kid, and only did so when her ass got called on it. Her Heffaness had a few friends on the DL who closed threads about it.
- A summary of some of #PaulasBestDishes.
I like Massaroni and Cheese myself.
- [quote]The pig couldn't be bothered to meet with the kid
Why should she? Why should anyone be guilted into doing something they don't want to do?
- Oh my god! Emmett Tillapia
- Does she still have a restaurant(s) in the South? If and probably when the media attacks her, she'll be viewed as a victim who was just exercising her freedom of speech and idiots will line up outside of the place in support. She'll be the new Chick Fil-A.
- She's always been an idiot cracker, why is anyone surprised? She's made a small fortune being an idiot cracker who cooks.
- By the way, I notice they still sell Aunt Jemima pancake syrup. Isn't that a rather racist picture/image?
- "Why should she? Why should anyone be guilted into doing something they don't want to do?"
I don't get this mentality. It would have taken all of five minutes to meet with the kid. Rich people have this weird mentality of forgetting who made them wealthy in the first place.
And if she was stupid enough to think that she wouldn't get criticized for blowing him off, then she deserves everything she got and then some. And she's as dumb as she is fat.
- For those of you who aren't familiar with the restaurant/hospitaliy industry, there is a TON of racism behind the scenes.
- I hope she dies.
- R42, I believe they "freshened" Jemima's image a few years back.
- R46, Thanks. Never knew that. Of course I don't buy Aunt Jemima products. Just that traces of racism still linger in our culture. Many popular children's stories apparently were also racist; it was just accepted by many as the norm.
- Apart from the incredibly insensitive and offensive racism this cunt perpetrated, did she really expect she could pull this off without have the silverware, crystal, china and booze go walking?
- Would you rather white people go in black face to play slaves?
- Watch the video. America's Test Kitchen votes the chicken Paula Bitch Deen endorses THE WORST!
- I wonder if The Food Network is going to dump her?
- Does she get the boot this week or next?
Or will TVFN make a self-serving, "We are outraged; such behavior and language is reprehensible. Mrs. Deen is terminated" statement, only to bring her back quietly six months later?
- For some reason I don't think Paula's fanbase is going to care all that much about this. TFN will keep her employed, no doubt. What they will do is let the boys take over the show while Paula is on "vacation". Then Paula will slip back in.
- You have a point, r49. An idiotic one, but a point.
- Now the Food Network is going to have to shelve the episode where Paula makes De Tar Baby Back Ribs with Coon-on-the-Cob and Aunt Fanny's Birth of a Nation Biscuits.
- God, I hope this means the end to her Southern Fried Marshmallow corn pone accent and we never have to see this bitch on TV again.
I haven't been this creeped out by a TV chef since whatshisname, Jeff Smith? The "Frug" or Frugal Gourmet. That guy always came across as skeevey and then it turned out he was a pedophile. His show vanished overnight after a couple of his victims came forward.
- Of course, it couldn't possibly be that she was misquoted and that DLers hate her anyway so will jump on something like to bash her for it.
- Misquoted at a deposition? Really, r57? The eye rolls are aimed at you.
- If the whole "whoring for diabeetus drug" scandal didn't affect her, why should this?
- I speedread the entire dep and it sounds as if the brother was an oaf and Paula was, by choice, out of the loop. She also supported him unconditionally, which seems like a bad move and the place was tardy in getting a human resources director.
As far as the various outrages to which Ms Jackson was exposed, it seems to be penny ante bullshit that was unpleasant but not targeted at her. An employee got dentures and Bubba the brother said, "I bet your husband will enjoy that." Well, that's creepy but I confess I've heard worse. Ms. Jackson is entitled to some money for working in a hostile environment and Paula should have known better than to put her idiot brother in charge.
The other issue is whether Paula is a racist, which ought to put her out of business, at least as far as Food Network is concerned. My eyes bugged out when she said she wanted an old fashioned Southern plantation wedding with black men in white dinner jackets as servers. And she said this to Ms. Jackson the plaintiff in the case. It was clear that she had no idea she was being offensive although someone in her position should have known that.
The other thing that Paula said that struck me as insidious was that she endeavored to call blacks whatever term they preferred at any given time. That's a massively stupid and insensitive thing to say, and it suggests that she sees anyone who isn't white, straight and Christian as an anomaly.
The Jezebel site made much out of Dean's husband telling jokes using the N word and she said it was never used around her in an unkind way. Jezebel and Jackson's lawyer's point was that it's impossible to use the word benignly. I don't know that this is true. Is the N word always acceptable when blacks use it and oppressive when whites use it? That seems a little schematic to me.
We live in a time when hiphop stars are the epitome of cool and the world copies their music, speech and dress. She made it clear that this was not a term she used or would have tolerated as hate speech. Then again, she's so dumb and insensitive, who knows what she considers hate speech? For someone who's gone as far as she has and who projects friendliness and warmth, it's amazing how insensitive she is and ignorant of her legal obligations. But then again, it's Bubba, not Paula, who is the real bad actor in this case. If Bubba didn't have a famous sister, this would be just another case in the labor law reporter.
- Is she near death? She looks terrible.
- No R61 she's just got that deflated balloon look that most people who have gastric bypass surgery get.
Why would she confess to saying all that unless it could be proven?
- I told her to do this. I told the media.
- According to the internets Paula is supposed to be a Democrat. Given her intense nostalgia for the old South, that would probably be better phrased as Dixiecrat. Hell, woman, George Wallace and Robert Byrd got past that KKK shit before you were menstruating.
For those of you who feel Miss Boll Weevil 1964 should no longer have a national forum on the Food Network, here's a handy way to send them a message
- I looked again at my post and apologize for letting my rhetoric run away with me. Paula was born in 1947. That means that she was well into womanhood by the time George Wallace decided, in the words of Mark Russell, "Aw, go ahead and overcome."
- They've been removing comments from her Facebook page since the story broke. When I went on there yesterday there was a post with watermelon recipes and they removed that too.
- $1.2 million for the trauma of hearing the N-word?
- We always knew she was craven enough to deep-fry her heart medicine if she thought it would make her a buck, but I wanted to maintain the illusion that she was a nice woman.
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- I think the Food Network will take her off the air for awhile, like they did with Robert Irvine when he got into trouble, and then bring her show back. The network was reportedly furious with her over the diabetes scandal, so she's already on thin ice with them.
The rest of the FN talent will continue to shun her. I remember Bobby Flay criticizing her when the diabetes story broke.
- R13 In spite of the DLers who are always kissing Ina's fat, fart-scented ass, most people found her turning down Make-a-Wish (twice, no less) a good example of what a true cunt she is.
Of course, she wasn't to busy to host a $100,000 a plate dinner for charity. That's her idea of giving back.
- The Food Network will do what it will do when it's been able to gauge public reaction.
[quote]They may not hurt her business at all, of course. Yes, there are reports that Food Network is reacting warily, pledging to “monitor the situation”–which could mean investigating the facts or waiting for public opinion to tell it what to do.
This Time article is pretty harsh, but I don't think she'll suffer much backlash. She most definitely will lose some fans, but the others who share her views will pick up the slack and then some. You can bet that for every disgruntled or offended person out there, there's another one with no interest in cooking whatsoever saying "Fuck yeah! Freedom of Speech!"
This is an era where Chik-Fil-a publicizes its preference for bigotry and is rewarded with higher profits following a show of support from the right wing. After Obama's elections, Newtown and proposed legislation for universal background checks, gun sales have soared (Smith & Wesson is reporting record profits) because high volume purchasers (i.e. right wing nuts) went whole hog "buying while they can."
- She lost me when she tried to pimp some diabetes medicine after hiding her diabates from the public and serving shit food for years
- [quote]This is an era where Chik-Fil-a publicizes its preference for bigotry and is rewarded with higher profits following a show of support from the right wing.
But even among the right-wing, it's only socially acceptable to be proud of your bigotry when you hate gays. Only the extreme fringe would give them that kind of support if they were openly racist.
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- Butterfly McQueen would have taken the money and played the gig. They simply don't make colored girls like her anymore.
- Oh I don't know Paula, I'll bet Whoopi will take your side just to be a contrarian ass. I can't remember her ever not siding with a celeb with PR trouble.
- I don't think the right wing (or at least the southerners) is going to view this situation so much in terms racism as much as another one of those pesky free expression issues. I think it will be something like: "The MSM and those reactionaries on social media are persecuting a woman's right to enjoy and celebrate her southern heritage." I could see them use this as a rationale to continue watching the program and buying the products. Or in some cases starting their Paula Deen fandom.
- Oh you know what their reaction will be, R76: "Oh, but those liberals can make jokes about Jesus and Christians! PC! PC! PC!"
- [quote]I think the Food Network will take her off the air for awhile, like they did with Robert Irvine when he got into trouble, and then bring her show back.
It's not just her show(s) -- each of her 2 sons has a show on FN too. How many holes in its schedule will FN think this furor is worth?
- [quote]like they did with Robert Irvine when he got into trouble
What trouble did he get into?
- Wendy Williams went after Paula today on Entertainment Tonight. She said this wasn't the first time she's heard stories like this about Paula. Hmmmm.
I bet we hear more stories about Paula in the coming days.
- [quote]"The MSM and those reactionaries on social media are persecuting a woman's right to enjoy and celebrate her southern heritage." I could see them use this as a rationale to continue watching the program and buying the products. Or in some cases starting their Paula Deen fandom.
I don't know. there's a world of difference to me between a Confederate flag (which I loathe and is indeed defended with the rationale you describe), and actually wanting pretend slaves at your "plantation" wedding.
Don't get me wrong, I know there are still people who don't see anything wrong with what Paula admits to, but generally, there's a facade at least where you don't say those things out loud.
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- [quote]What trouble did he get into?
It was discovered he'd fabricated his resume out of whole cloth. That cost him his gig on Dinner: Impossible for a bit.
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- Irvine lied about his resume. He claimed to have served presidents and the Royal Family. He worked in the navy mess hall in the west wing of the White House and no links to the Royal Family (other than cooking for the Royal Navy).
He also claimed to have a degree from the University of Leeds, which wasn't the case.
A stupid thing to do, but not exactly on par with Deen's fiasco.
- Paula has been out of the south long enough to know the slave thing wouldn't go over very well. She has no excuse if this bit is true. If anything, it only makes her more despicable.
Vile hick trash.
- Her brother, Bubba, must be a piece of work. He's always getting into trouble. What's the word on him around Savannah?
You can bet the other FN celebrities won't dare go near Paula. Bobby Flay, Giada, Rachel and Ina couldn't stand her before this story broke, so you can only imagine the way they feel now.
- It's the stupidity that surprises me, she's just a dumb hick after all.
- I know a few white Southerners who claim not to be racist, but the n-word and other black slurs seem to roll off of their tongue with an almost supernatural effortlessness.
- R87, It's like those that tell racist jokes without batting an eye. Some been almost brainwashed into thinking that slurs are as acceptable as curse words and foul language. IMHO all of it is a sign of being low-class.
- I'll take Paula over Guy Fieri anytime.
- OP, it wasn't her husband who was allegedly abusive, it was her brother Bubba.
On another note, I do believe that her son Bobby likes black cock.
- So know we know that Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake was an act of racism!! FN is a haven for racists!
- Bobby is getting married in August.....to a 27 year old Venezuelan tri-athlete he met at a gym.
- OP, I keep re-reading the title of this thread. I can understand wanting to have a wedding that duplicates the false romanticism of a plantation/Gone With The Wind fantasy. What's the point of having food servers acting as Black slaves? Is everyone going to be talking in anachronistic English too?
- Oh no, Bobby! Don't do it! You KNOW you're one of us!!
Bobby Deen with his fiance
- Oh dear, I get the feeling this troll will be posting that on numerous threads.
- Lord, what a mess.
Paula is a racist.
Rachel's into kink with her sub husband.
Giada is The Blow Job Queen.
Bobby is cheating on his beautiful wife, "Alexandra Cabot."
Guy is a homophobic douche.
Ina is a cold-hearted cunt.
Alton is a nasty drunk.
I'm the only on this fucking network with any class.
- I read part of the suit yesterday on Scribd but couldn't comment here due to primetime.
She and the entire family of hers are racist & sexist.
Let me try and remember what I found.
*Paula would make disgusting Jew jokes, as well as disgusting black jokes
*Bubba the brother sex harassed women, and is just horrible.
*Paula hired a man for a different & lesser job and paid him quite a bit more than the person bringing the suit
*Paula's sons did not want to be "bossed around by a woman" so she was not promoted.
That's all I remember.
- Why not have a Nazi themed wedding? The sort of lavish event a high ranking Nazi official would have. And you can decorate it with skinny Jews in tattered uniforms playing concentration camp victims. What's offensive about that? It's just history.
- R90, Why would a Southerner crave Black cock? Especially one that has apparently grown up around racism?
- [quote]Why would a Southerner crave Black cock? Especially one that has apparently grown up around racism?
You tell ME...
Bobby sizing up his sexually chocolate trainer/friend/fuckbuddy
- [quote]Why would a Southerner crave Black cock?
You mean WHITE southerners, right?
White masters used to fuck their black slaves.
- I remember Bobby appeared on a Paula Deen FN special and he was interviewed in his living room. On his coffee table was a book by former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley (clue #1). In that same Paula special, the woman herself was being interviewed as well, and behind her was a photo of Bobby with someone, but the "someone" was blurred out. His black boyfriend, perhaps?
- Oh my, R101.
If that isn't the look of "Give me some of THAT!"
- Did Howard Stern have anything to say about Paula on his show today?
I also hope it makes it into the hopper for The Daily Show this evening.
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- The Deens have a lot of black people working at their Savannah restaurant, so it'll be interesting to see how those employees react to this story.
I'm pretty sure Savannah is a racist city, anyway, so maybe no-one will bat an eye.
- R102, Are you saying that White male Southerners used to fuck they Black male slaves?
Guess I haven't been reading the "right" history books.
R101, Does his personal trainer know Bobby's Mom tells racist jokes? How offensive.
- Is Ms. Wilkes restaurant racist, too?
- As a black person, I just find it hard to believe that Paula Deen harbors any hatred when it comes to black people. She's silly, granted, and doesn't strike me as someone who always uses her common sense (the slave wedding, the diabets thing), but I just don't think she's a card-carrying "I hate blacks" racist.
- Oh you know there were some who did, R107.
- Paula's family and staff congratulating her on getting a personal trainer. Bobby's fuckbuddy is at 34 second mark
- I'm a white southerner who does NOT use racial slurs. I her more of that shit in Boston than I do Atlanta.
- Christ, R111, I had to duck from all of the purses falling out of her hairstylist's mouth.
- R114, check out her assistant Brandon, whose mouth is also full of purses...
*(by the way, the trainer in this video is fuckin' hot)
- Yes R96, he's posting it incessantly on every thread.
He's as bad as the misogyny troll.
I've been giving them the ol' F&F.
- I'm black and many white southerners have this romanticized view of the antebellum south. It is this sort of picture post card, Gone With the Wind, era when people had good manners and life was just better. No one ever stops to read about the real history of the south. Even if you take slavery out of the equation, most white southerners were not living like the landed gentry or the 1 percenters of that time.
Now is Paula racist? I would be more shocked if she weren't racist. She is a 65 year old Georgia woman. She's probably used the N word more times than she can count and she's probably said, done, and thought some inappropriate things.
I still like her. She reminds me of my grandmother an old southern black woman who has also said, done, and thought more than her fair share of inappropriate things. It's just that generation.
- I don't think Paula has anything to be worried about with having her show yanked off the air. She perfectly fits into The Food Network's lineup of all white programming. Whatever happened to the shows starring black chefs like The Neelys, Big Daddy, Sunny Anderson?
- I wish there were ore like you left on this forum, r60. Thanks for the thoughtful and informative post.
- R110, Thanks, just got educated about what the history books conveniently ignored.
- When Paula was growing up, Negroes were called Niggers. She was just being honest when she answered the question. I do not believe she is a racist. If you lived in the South during the 1950's and 1960's this was common. I guess she could have lied. I really feel everyone needs to cut her some slack on this. I live in the South and am 63 yrs old. I am not a racist either but I would be lying if I said I have never said that word. People, it was the time we lived in. Get over it!
- FWIW, I'm a white dude from Oakland, CA, America's most beautiful city with the best climate, and which gets a bad rep.
I didn't get the Southern Plantation wedding thing because I don't know what that is and it wasn't clear to me what Paula Deen said about it, other than that black kids look good in tuxedos. Who knew?
Have never been to The South. Those fuckers seem obsessed with a war which they lost -- over a hundred years ago -- and white GOP'ers down there seem to me to be the most bigoted, anti-American assholes ever. Their ancestors fought to end the USA.
That said, I just don't get the vibe that that woman is anything other than a smart, uneducated, liberal, fag-hag, Southern Democrat white woman who likes greasy comfort food. My blatino husbear has told the most disgusting, crude, racist jokes over my low-fat, locally-sourced, organic, free-range dinners with hand-crafted wines. I've also made The Neely's ribs and Paula's Peach cobbler. All to die for.
Sure, she's got an empire. Smithfield Ham (now owned by China), The Diabeetis, etc. I do believe that Guy Ferry is a self-loathing, alcoholic homophobe. I usually consider anyone south and east of Reno to be heavily armed, in-your-face Xtian, and racist. But this lady seems almost genuine, by TV standards.
There are real people and corporate interests that we need to be more worried about.
Is she really that bad? Please don't make me flush her Dutch oven recipe for peach cobbler.
- Paula doesn't do this by accident. Every now and then she has to appeal to her southern suburban market by making a dog whistle appeal to racism. If somebody else hears it, that's too bad, but she has to do it. Yankees and blacks aren't keeping her in business.
- The Neelys? Big Daddy?
You can't be serious, R116.
The Neelys were cringe inducing and no one could understand WTF "Big Daddy" was saying and his food was juvenile.
- r119, she admits to using that word, as a slur, as late as the 80s, and that's just what she'll admit to. By the 70s, if all your white cracker friends are racists and it'd make you stand out to complain about the n-word, tough shit. Why should minorities be the only ones inconvenienced? The "it was just the times" excuse no longer applied by 70s.
- Like a latino comedian said on CNN tonight.... 30 yrs ago is 30 yrs ago.
If they don't have something more current, Paula Deen will be just fine.
- I'm sorry, y'all. I was just tryin to put a lil' ol' money in the pockets of those less fortunate. I even reached out to Beetlejuice from the Howard Stern Show to play a lawn jockey and he seemed thrilled, y'all!
So much for the phrase "No good deed goes unpunished."
- When was the planned slave wedding?
- It's a Southern thing. I went to HS with a fat and sassy black girl from Alabama or somewhere. She told some of the most racist jokes imaginable. One about dead black babies that I've blocked out.
Her big thing was:
I smell rose. Red rose? No, Negroes.
I smell a gar. A ci-gar? No, a nig-gar.
Gar actually became a somewhat common term other students used as code around adults to refer to blacks, but she popularized it.
You can't imagine, it went on and on.
She sang this old song, something about Christmas in Niggertown, or maybe Prisoners in Niggertown--which was the term she used for the black part of town.
This was in the 90s so I'd say there are still people who talk that way.
- Racist cow
- I don't agree with r124, but perhaps many others will. The question I'm asking again though, is when was the planned slave wedding? If it was fairly recent, game over, she's not going to recover.
- "Prisoners in niggertown" is the opening line of the chorus of 'Three-Five-Zero-Zero' from 'Hair', a scathing anti-war song.
It's a catchy little hoedown that I think your friend might have adopted (or even adapted) for herself . Apparently the phrase originates from Allen Ginsberg's anti-war poem 'Wichita Vortex Sutra'.
Rado and Ragni! They were such free-associating scamps.
- Anyone who thinks she is "over" are kidding themselves. Read the posts after the stories about this-nearly all support her and the fact that "we've all said racist things". She's not going anywhere.
- You can't go by internet chat forums, that's not a cross-section of the public. Chat forums discussing her are going to attract far more of her fans than the general public.
- Well, we have r131. Anyone who denies it is a pc LIAR.
- R131, when these incidents happen to a TV personality it's usually not blowback from fans or internet commenters that ruin a career, it's all the big brands and sponsors (where all the money is) who suddenly don't want to associate themselves with the celebrity because of the bad PR / press.
Like, if she was a spokesperson for any products from any major chain, that would get dropped pretty quickly - because no brand wants to spend a lot of marketing dollars only to be seen as condoning or "forgiving" racist comments, or to be associated with mocking Twitter hashtags or viral memes.
It's a corporate image thing, which is far more conservative, less forgiving, and has to appeal to a wider audience than individuals who "don't see what the big deal is".
- We should boycott the FN or something.
- Well, if you were casting a movie, if you can't cast blacks as slaves, who would you cast?
- [quote]I know a few white Southerners who claim not to be racist, but the n-word and other black slurs seem to roll off of their tongue with an almost supernatural effortlessness.
I'm a white Southerner and I heard it when I was younger in public school, but I never heard it in my home. My grandfather used it, I was told, but he never used it in my presence, probably because the topic never came up, not because he was protecting me. I grew up in an upper middle class home, and that word was considered completely unacceptable in my home and the homes of my friends. We were mostly white, but I had a few black friends and a few Hispanic friends. I went to private school from 5th through 12th grade, and I imagine saying that word would have resulted in a major punishment. By the way, I grew up in a strict Christian environment, almost fundie but not quite. (Fundies are a certain ilk of strict Christian, unlike what DL seems to think).
I guess what I'm saying is among my parents' generation, the N-word might have been acceptable, but most children born in the 60s, 70s and beyond to educated parents do not have that part of their vocabulary and were taught it was wrong from an early age. This casual slamming of all Southerners for the evils of previous generations gets tedious to hear, but I guess DL has a hard time looking beyond any stereotype. Ironically, you bristle about the stereotypes about gays, though, because you can see how unfair that is.
- Do you suppose Oprah's already fueling up her private jet for the trip to Savannah for the confessional interview?
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- My experience is just like 137's. My politically conservative Baptist mother, born in 1940, would have slapped the fire out of me if I ever used that word. My father, who spouts racist political bullshit all the time would never, ever, use it.
It causes me distress that my younger boyfriend walks around singing rap songs under his breath that clearly feature the word.
- I live in upstate New York and I've was called a nigger many times as a child (1980s) by other children and a few adults.
I've heard it as an adult (late 1990s) from kid's chanting "Nigger Pile" when I was a camp counselor. I found out what that meant some years later. Charming.
- [quote]You can't go by internet chat forums, that's not a cross-section of the public. Chat forums discussing her are going to attract far more of her fans than the general public.
Actually, you can go by them because (relative)anonymity brings out people's true feelings ie., the worst in humanity.
- She could've had her dream wedding up north and nobody would've batted an eye. I've been to several weddings up north and the only black people there were working the wedding. But it's only southerners who are racists. You guys don't mix
- Before we began homogenizing in the 80s, it seems that racism in the North and South were different. Southerner here and my grandparents and parents would never be impolite and could even be good, real friends with individuals of different races, but as a group "those people" were expected to know their place. The opposite seems to be true in the North. Lots of sweeping rejections of racism, but the young black couple that just graduated and got a job here better not move into my neighborhood.
I don't know how true any of this is now.
- R142, no one is saying that racism doesn't exist up north or out west, but no where should it be considered acceptable to have people dress up as slaves so as to harken back to the "good ol' days."
- I wonder if this kind of racism, what is still lingering from America's early history, is some kind of mental illness. Beyond all rationality far too many Southerners hang on to this ideal when they believed they indisputably were the rulers over all they survey. When they were forced to stop living that illusion in this country they went more insane then they already were.
This is also the same insanity all the plutocrats suffer from. The insane belief that they are the top of the food chain and all these other life forms that appear to look like humans are really vermin. Paula needs to understand that she too is in this category.
- People have this idea about southern racism that always paints southerners as the bad guy. Yes, there is racism in the south - in the entire United States, but black and white southerns have a shared history and a common bond that doesn't exist anywhere else. Black people and white people have relationships in the south that you don't find in any other part of the country. I feel that the relationships are deeper and more real and more familial.
- No doubt it falls into the Us/Them dichotomy that is ingrained in the human psyche. While you may state that earlier forms of chattel slavery were not race based, the chattel slavery in the US rested firmly on the dehumanization of a specific race.
- so do you just put in an ad on craigslist for Party slaves? Or do you go to an agency for that?
- "Black people and white people have relationships in the south that you don't find in any other part of the country. I feel that the relationships are deeper and more real and more familial."
So this is working out well for the descendants of slaves and the descendants of the white people who owned them?
- I really dislike Jessica (forget her last name) from "The Daily Show" because I don't think she's funny at all, but they did a segment about Deen and they showed a clip of her from that family tree show. Deen's family owned 35 slaves and upon learning this, Deen responds "That's a lot." They go back to Jessica who says "ONE is a lot!"
- Uh, read this thread again. R142. I live in Atlanta, the city too busy too hate. Until a bunch of people moved down here from Northern states. I guess they figured "all southerners are racist so I may as well let mine fly." Californians working for Lockheed are the worst offenders but white guys from Ohio, Boston, "Philly" and NY are also awful. You fuckers got a problem that you'll never address. At least we feel guilt about it and discuss it. Most northerners I meet just have an air of superiority regarding their racial tendencies by virtue of being born above an imaginary geographical line.
You know why Atlanta suburbs boomed so much? Because northerners would rather have an hour long commute than look at black neighbors while they mowed their lawns.
- A little update - Paula Deen was booked on The Today Show for a little damage control this morning and her people cancelled at the last minute. Matt made mention of it and the wire services are starting to propagate the story.
Now she looks guilty as sin and on the defensive.
- Probably trying to gather some of her "best friends who are black" to help do damage control. You just know that's what's going on right now.
- You always want a link, so here you go Crackers!
- Paula Deen is a vile cunt. And fat!!!
- "Her brother Bubba also admitted during his deposition that he often used the "N-word", even when referring to President Obama. He also confessed to his cocaine, alcohol and pornography addictions."
- DL must be torn on this once. On the one hand, she's a woman and we all know how much the denizens of DL are misogynistic pigs. However, on the other hand, she's a raging racist and we all know how the denizens of DL really fell about POC.
- She wants forgiveness, y'all.
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- Deen's representatives cited "exhaustion" as the reason for her Today Show no-show. LOL!
- She shall heretoforth be known by her new name - KlansKunt.
- She appeared in Redface to prove she is not racist toward Native-Americans.
She's sorry she got caught - nothing more!
- Look here, I do not like Paula Dean. Her personality is crude and vulgar
Her biggest mistake is in telling the truth. Dumb bitch for sure. Everyone has used that word and you know it. You may not like the word and avoid using it, you may even chastise other for using it but I do know that you all have used the word.
- R162 is correct.
She was just stupid enough to say what a lot of people are thinking.
All white people--and I don't exclude myself in this--have or, at least, have had thoughts or attitudes that could be called racist at one time or another. And we've all said unfortunate things that, in retrospect, are cringe-worthy.
She's a silly twat but harmless. Fight the real enemy.
- [quote] Everyone has used that word and you know it.
Speak for yourself. I was taught only trash and uneducated people speak like that.
- I think if you are white and were born before 1965 you have used the N word at least once in your life from a place of anger. How could you not? And if you haven't used the N word, you've used one of it's first cousins.
I have long believed that all our race problems in this country would go away if white people were just honest about their feelings.
If you don't like something about black people, say it. If you don't understand something about black people, ask it. Honest communication solves everything.
- Ha! Paula's YouTube apology video has already been uploaded/removed and uploaded/removed twice today. She must not be getting the support she thought she was gonna be getting from her fans.
- It probably doesn't help that it looks like a hostage proof-of-life video.
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- There is definitely an uptick of rascism in the country. White people are really tired of paying for all of the freebies the blacks get and the way they demand more and how they work the system. Tired of seeing inner city schools failing, tired of being afraid to walk in the streets fearing getting shot by a ghetto thug with a gun, tired of the low class rappers getting away with ghetto behavior acting all entitled, tired of seeing ghetto culture invade the suburbs with crass language, tired of blacks not accepting responsibility for their actions, tired of the fights,tired of seeing black teen moms with 3 kids, tired of corrupt black politicians stealing from their own, tired of talk about reparatons, tired of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.... and on and on. And yes- blacks in the South are for the most part nicer and more assimilated into society than their counterparts from the North.
- Actress Jennifer Esposito uttered the word (in character) on an episode of Law & Order in 1994.
- Broadway play that used the N word in its title!
- Old scared white man at R168.
- [quote]Everyone has used that word and you know it.
Horseshit. While I agree with r163 that pretty much everyone has had a racist thought at some point in life, I have never actually used that word and I know many other people who have never used it either.
- [quote] Everyone has used that word and you know it.
Actress Jennifer Esposito uttered the word (in character) on an episode of Law & Order in 1994.
- Wow, more damage control. Physically Exhausted Paula's Second Apology Video. She's a mess.
- I saw a snippet of the "apology" she issued on video. She was begging for forgiveness. So fake, who's she fooling?
- She redid the video with no awkward pauses and better makeup.
And she's drinking a diet soda, y'all.
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- Will they ever ask Jennifer Esposito to make an apology?
- Paula Deen said that back in 1986 when she was working as a bank teller a bank robber held a gun to her head and threatened her life. She said when she recounted the incident to her husband, she called the robber the N word.
Tempest in a teapot. Obviously a slow news day before Gandolfini decided to drop dead.
- 'Money Doesn't Buy You Class,' Wendy Williams
- Paula is "approving" all messages on the latest video.
None approved so far.
- My paternal grandmother was from Warren, Arkansas (a very small town even now). And, she always said that Southerners who use racial slurs are white trash. She also said that plainly cursing is alright as long as you don't curse in front of your elders or children.
My paternal grandmother was taught these things back in the 1920's, btw, from her own parents.
Paula Deen is as bigoted and she is uncultured and greedy and so she can go to Hell.
Her video taped apology was like really bad community theatre and it was not sincere at all.
- When people do this piling on trivial bullshit, I would have more respect for a person who makes a video telling them to kiss her ass.
She should have enough money she could retire if she wanted, so why does she care? I sure wouldn't.
- Food Network says they won't be renewing her contract when it expires next month.
- Today someone on the news said Deen is almost as rich as Oprah.
- I gave up her show long ago but, she has a right to say what she wants, The N word? Blacks use it all the time, well get over it other cultures can use it too. I am sick of bleeding hearts falling for everything cry babies want to say hurts them. Get back to sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
- R183, i heard this on the news too. Great news!! Fuck that cunt, she probably hates gays too.
- and what's the story with her teeth? they look so fake! dentures??
- Weird. The guy held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, but she was supposed to play nice and only use good words about him.
I'm here to tell you if someone did that to me, I'd be calling him a hell of a lot worse than an N.
If someone did that to Harvey Levin, I think he'd do a lot worse than call the guy names.
- Then you'd get shot in the face R188.
- Watch her squeeze her knuckles together=sign of lying. Is that make up on the big table behind her? Just in- fired from Food Network.
- [quote]Food Network says they won't be renewing her contract
So that leaves them basically with 2 shows...Guy Fieri and Iron Chef in rotation 24 hours a day. And does anyone think Guy is any different than Paula when it comes to crazy bigotry?
- Paula Deen is a cunt. She just got (deservedly) dropped by the Food Network and she'll probably binge eat herself to death.
I'm ashamed to admit I've eaten at that bitch's restaurant.
- r162 reminds me of what I've heard about bigots always assuming others share their bigotry. We don't, no I've never used the n-word, I wasn't raised around people who used it and I never did. And I'm not rare, just normal, my parents weren't white trash.
- Okay, if blacks want to boycot her as we gays do Chick-Fil-A, I will support their right to be pissed (as we are). But am I the only one getting sick of the Thought Police coming after every sentence -- especially when I have to explain to my young nephews in Atlanta not to repeat the same N word that comes from the loud speakers of every black pool party outside my window?
Watch... Paula will be fine. Nobody in her demographic gives a shit about this stuff anymore. Too much victim mentality.
- And Sandra Lee is vindicated as the superior human being.
If not the superior cook.
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- I would never eat at her restaurant. A friend gave me two of her dessert cookbooks and they're over the top and use ingredients I wouldn't have in my kitchen.
I've never watched Food Network and don't plan to start now.
It's all manufactured drama by someone who wants some of her money.
- [quote]And does anyone think Guy is any different than Paula when it comes to crazy bigotry?
- [quote]she probably hates gays too
No, she has a crazy, drunk gay assistant who she adores.
She also went wild for baby gay Kenton Duty when he appeared on her show.
- [quote]So that leaves them basically with 2 shows...Guy Fieri and Iron Chef in rotation 24 hours a day.
Don't forget Robert Irvine's fake renovation show Restaurant: Impossible.
- [quote]I'm here to tell you if someone did that to me, I'd be calling him a hell of a lot worse than an N.
If a white guy did this to me, I could think of plenty of things to say about him that don't involve his race, and the same would be true if a black man did it.
I knew if this thread hung around long enough, the "It's black people's fault that Paula Deen is racist" trolls would show up.
- Thank you R200.
- Had to happen.....she was in hot water after her diabetes confession which turned a lot of people off exposing her as a greedy hypocrite. She bit the bullet on that one with her revised shitty recipes but she could never recover from this- too sensitive an issue for most people. She has her fat husband's shoulder to cry on now while counting her millions.
- Two black men mugged me and one of them shot me at point-blank range in the chest. I didn't call them the N word, unlike some of you who are spouting your holier than thouness who have no idea what you would have done 30 years ago in a similar situation to Paula Deen's.
In any rational comparison between a person who commits a violent crime or a person who calls someone a name, the criminal is not the winner.
Some of you probably slosh when you walk, you're so full of it.
- [quote]And Sandra Lee is vindicated as the superior human being. If not the superior cook.
LOL VotN - read R96
- This goes much deeper than her using racist language. MSNBC reported today that black employees at her restaurants were required to use separate entrances and restrooms from the white employees. And an employee said that Paula told her, "I want little N------ dressed up in bow ties and jackets at the wedding. It will be a proper Southern wedding."
- [quote]Today someone on the news said Deen is almost as rich as Oprah.
There's no way she's that rich. I'd say maybe 15-20 million.
- The Food Network will now groom Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, to take Paula's place. Ree is already popular with viewers, and her show and recipes are far better than Paula's. Go Ree!
- r203, no black person ever deserves to be called the n-word, no matter what they've done, moron.
- For those who don't believe she'll bounce back-just go to her FB page and weep for America and its view of what a "Good Southern Woman" is supposed to be.
- R207 They've also got Emmy-winning Trisha Yearwood, whose husband is far hotter than Paula's!
Any word on Paula's endorsement deal with Smithfield? How about her line of cookware?
- Chris Rock disagrees with you, R208.
- WTF are you talking about, R203? If two black men mugged you, then ALL black people are criminals that you're comparing to this racist woman using the N word?
So because of John Dillinger shooting people, all white men should be lumped together as murderous gangsters?
And I'm 58, white, grew up and spent most of my life in Mississippi, and as a little girl I knew the "N" word was disparaging and fucking WRONG.
It's called innate decency. And it's rare down here, as evidenced by this fat cruel bitch. I hope she's tarred and feathered PERMANENTLY.
- I thought Paula was agoraphobic back in the day. How did she work in a bank?
- [quote]I thought Paula was agoraphobic back in the day. How did she work in a bank?
The bank robbery was what caused her agoraphobia.
- She also tried to imply it caused her racism, but that didn't float as well as she'd hoped.
- I can't believe this is real. I thought it was The Onion or The Daily Currant.
- What was so shocking about the TPM article?
It sounded real and I am sure it was. She was being really honest.
- Not shocking, just so over the top that it sounds like a parody, R217.
- She needs to be sodomized with a cold stick of butter
- "Sambo Burger?" Ye gods.
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- Sambo burger made me laugh. What could it be? She burns the burger black?
Obviously she has a sense of humor that is different than most. But really racist or just insensitive? I'm not convinced yet.
She donates heavily to an orphanage that is primarily black children. A black minister who knows her was interviewed on TV the other day defended her. It's just not as black and white--no pun intended--as the media has portrayed it.
- At UVA we called that type of burger a "Gus Burger". Delicious, especially late night.
- My mom is about Paula's age, and she also grew up in the South. And she's also a racist. It's not that she's out burning crosses on the lawn of the one African-American family that lived in our neighborhood, but she has this deep, burned in institutional form of racism (for lack of a better word) that informs most of her worldview.
When I was a child in the early 80s, my younger sister had a biracial friend and I remember her telling me once (I must have been all of seven at the time) that it was a pity that child would grow up without an identity. But she was also Society, and would never use a slur.
So, maybe Paula is coming from a clueless place and not a hateful place, but that doesn't make her any less wrong, and it doesn't make Food Network any less wrong from not wanting her associated with their brand any more.
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- I heard that she goes trolling downtown at night for the darkest, sweatiest, most muscular man she can find. She pays him to slather his fingers in butter, fist her gaping maw, and sing in a rich baritone drawl... "Swing low.... Sweeeet chaaarioootttt...."
- [quote]So, maybe Paula is coming from a clueless place and not a hateful place, but that doesn't make her any less wrong
No, but it speaks to motivation. This could have been a good opportunity for learning about sensitivity for her and a great number of other insensitive people. Instead, it's become a witch hunt.
As far as the FN, they can't really stand on any moral soapbox with homophobe Guy and heartless cunt Ina.
- She was asked if she had ever done something. She had to say yes if she ever did. Bothers me only a little. The restaurant stuff is a problem though.
- [quote]No, but it speaks to motivation. This could have been a good opportunity for learning about sensitivity for her and a great number of other insensitive people. Instead, it's become a witch hunt.
But think about it in the broader context of her career. She'd already been caught lying about her diabetes (and her weight loss, although I'm sure she did it the Star Jones way: portion control and Pilates). And the stuff about the "Sambo burger" was relatively recently, if she did it while she was making her show.
Maybe they'll do what they did with Robert Irvine and hire her back once she's done an acceptable penance and made a confession to Oprah.
Also, for whoever was saying this: Don't be cheering Ree Drummond as the new Paula. She's even faker.
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- Paula is one of the most phony people I've EVER seen.
I'm sure her "black wedding" would be popular with many who post on this site.
- I can't believe people stuck by her after the diabetes scam.
- Did she lie about her diabetes, VOTN, or just keep it to herself?
There's a big difference which is representative of the way this whole thing has been misreported by the media (and subsequently accepted as truth by the public).
- Put a fork in her.
- Here's her very awkward come-to-Jesus apology on The Today Show.
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- I think that was an entirely honest interview. No pauses, no body language indicating subterfuge. I think she's being truthful.
- My parents grew up in east Texas. I have never heard them utter that word. In fact my dad told me if I ever said it, I would no longer be his daughter. My cousins, though, that never left for a bigger city have said it. It always made me very uncomfortable. But I agree, she never should have been so frank about it. Is Wal-Mart going to pull her products from their stores? That will be interesting.
- I am a Southerner. My mother is in the same age group as Paula Deen and I never heard her make any type of racial comment. We also rarely ate the type of food PD makes. Fried chicken once in awhile but a lot of fresh vegetables especially during the summer when it's too hot to eat. Paula Deen is a parody.
- 'No pauses, no body language indicating subterfuge'
...no real tears, R233.
- R221, your problem is that you're as clueless as she is. How is referring to an employee as a "little monkey" funny? You people who defend her just continually embarrass yourselves with your pathetic excuses.
You don't seem to understand something: She and her family were EMPLOYERS, so their jokes were tolerated by people who wanted to keep their jobs. They don't see black people as "equals." It's so obvious.
It bears repeating because you people don't haven't the guts to admit it: You wanted Isiah Washington's head for "faggot," but you're fine with this because you're myopic and selfish. You have no ability to feel empathy.
- Unbelievably fake on the Today show...blubbering like the fat greasy pig she is, but not a trace of actual tears. And she is trying to portray herself as the victim now, which is vile.
- The "N" word will sadly never go away until blacks stop using it as a descriptive term for their pals. I hear rappers use it all the time, and they use the excuse that because they are black, it is OK to use the word. It is NOT ok to call anyone else by that word.
It is silly, though, that people don't even feel comfortable is saying or writing the word when simply having a dialog about it.
- R238, obviously nothing Paula, the current entrant on the endless rotating celebrity grill would seem sincere to you. Perhaps you'll be happier with the next celebrity we decide to pillory. There's always another one.
It's sickening the glee people take in these public floggings.
- [quote]Paula will be fine. Nobody in her demographic gives a shit about this stuff anymore. Too much victim mentality.
WTH do you mean by this "victim mentality" bs? [bold]The woman suing Deen is *white.*[/bold]
Black people did not start this, so GTFO, R194.
- R240, I'd say it's more sickening that after a woman spends years making money endorsing artery-clogging and blood sugar-spiking cuisine, she then admits to having a disease caused by this way of eating, and then decides to make money on the MEDICATION to fight that disease.
She has no sincerity. Just because she looks and sounds the part, doesn't mean she IS sincere. This is about her business and nothing more.
- R240 has the victim mentality down pat! You must be a joy to be around. Paula is a proven racist, so to fall over yourself bemoaning the idea of an 'endlessly rotating celebrity grill' when we are discussing Paula's vile actions is pretty stupid.
- @239, Do you know the difference between nigga and nigg$r?
I'm here in New York and young people of all races use the word nigga...
"Presently, the word nigga is used more liberally among younger members of all races and ethnicities in the United States."
"the term may indicate "solidarity or affection", similar to the usage of the words dude, homeboy, and bro."
Now nigg$r, is a different story.
- She should have pulled out a nose hair to get real tears in her Today show interview. So ironic that an ignorant phony woman can become a millionaire based on unhealthy food. She is only concerned about losing her empire. I cannot imagine her now going on TV and being all down home and folksy anymore. She is ruined and this has tarnished her forever. Stick to running your crappy touristy restaurants. I bet she will be using the N word now more than ever.
- Agree. She was rocking the tearless tears.
- Thank God someone else is getting shit on by the media.
- She should totally be a villain in a John Waters movie.
- Your mother may be a Southerner, but Albany, GA is a different world than "the South."
- I am 60 years old and cannot say that I have never used that word. I am also from the south and would say that as a rule southerners are much more racially biased than anywhere I have ever visited or lived.
But, this case wasn't about race and words, it is about sexual harrassment and discrimination in the workplace. Her brother sexually harrassed women working for him at his restaurant. Paula gave him free run and she should have known better. I'm sure she is aware of his antics and with her attitude of "we are older white southerners" everything was excused and defused.
She knew what could happen if she let this lawsuit progress. She should have seen that a settlement and gag order was the better choice but she thought she was "so loved" that no one would get upset with her.
She deserves every contract cancellation that she gets. Smithfield Hams and Harrah's have terminated their contract with her. Maybe she will learn from that.
- Not surprised VOTN is the byproduct of a racist. She taught her son well.
- As everyone else has said, the crocodile tears couldn't have been more obvious. And the "family values" stories were cringe worthy.
- She called Jesse Jackson???? He is more rascist than she is. I bet he tries to extort money from her. Her sons lied on TV as well when they said she always tells the truth. Did she when her diabetes was revealed? When QVC finally decides to drop her,- the end of that fat phony.
- Agree, @253. It's amazing that people STILL believe Jesse Jackson has sway in the black community. #Clueless.
- Am I the only one who feels for this woman? You could literally feel her pain as she talked to that "glib" douche Matt Lauer.
- [quote]Am I the only one who feels for this woman?
Why would I feel sorry for a woman who became a multi-millionaire thanks to an over-exaggerated Southern accent and ridiculous "recipes" like hamburgers with an egg on top between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts???
- R256, it's not feeling sorry for her for what she achieved, but for the witchhunt that she is now the subject of.
- Pick up a rock and throw it at my head as hard as you can.
- [quote] She donates heavily to an orphanage that is primarily black children
She was cultivating her upcoming restaurant staff.
- She's not the victim of a witch hunt, she is paying the consequences of her words and actions. And not just one word, either. But I am afraid that all the backlash will give her more sympathy than she deserves.
- [quote] And I'm 58, white, grew up and spent most of my life in Mississippi, and as a little girl I knew the "N" word was disparaging and fucking WRONG. It's called innate decency. And it's rare down here, as evidenced by this fat cruel bitch. I hope she's tarred and feathered PERMANENTLY.
R212, I love you. You put that perfectly.
So was I for part of my childhood and the other people who used that word were trashy racists.
- I want to know where her brother is in all this — letting his sister take all the heat. Real manly.
I think she's culturally ignorant, but he seems a lot worse.
- Guess she'll just have to get some white people to do blackface for the slave roles.
- Jeez- Savannah cannot get anymore Old South.....she is a hillbilly who has probably used the N word many times whether seriously or jokingly. Heard on the news that her cruises have seen an uptick in reservations and have had to set more dates. Can you imagine what those passengers must look like?-does the ship run out of food?