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Wow, this Paula Dean issue has more people divided than a presidential election

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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Are you for or against her losing her show and multiple sponsorships for using the "n" word?

Of course according to depostions she is also accused of the following:

1. Her brother was routinely drunk at the workplace and there was no reprimand.
2. Her brother was looking at porn and SHOWING IT TO OTHER EMPLOYEES and there was no reprimand.
3. The N word and other racial slurs were routinely used and there was no reprimand.
4. She herself called other women a piece of p***** and there was no reprimand.


by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I am for her. People say things and make mistakes .She admitted to it and apologized.What about forgiveness?People have forgiven presidents for doing things. What about songs?I hear the n word,swear words and even people being racist against whites.Yet people continue to buy those cds. I understand being called names.But what about people calling others fat,stupid or ugly?Those words hurt just as much

by Michelle on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM
I agree that the N word should not be tolerated.... I just dont know if the extent of her punishment should be that severe. Sure she should loose the show for a while ... maybe a season or two. She shouldnt loose her contract with Smithfeild.
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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I am intelligent to understand that there is probably a lot being left out and that this is really no ones business. Yes I come into posts just to say that but hey it needs to be said. So many people jump to conclusions when their opinion will never truly matter.

Food Network never even let the fans have a say. They made a judgement call which worked for them and pulled everything and fired her. Mind you if you look into any of their employees there is issues with all of them. How do I know? Because Dan and I are trained chefs and have friends who work for them or have worked for them. I know which one is guilty of tax evasion, which ones hire illegals to work in their kitchens, which ones only have Mexicans working in their kitchens with specific instructions not to let guests see them including separate bathrooms for staff, and which ones have a few sexual harrassment cases against them that they probably are guilty of.

No one is perfect. The media will build a person up until they can yank the chair out from under them and laugh when they fall.

by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM
I am SO tired of this. There are more important things going on in the world, like a book that got funded that teaches how to rape and getcaway with it, getting rid of DNA evidence was put before the supreme court, they remove a vital part of the voting bill. So Paula should not be on a radar.

I do have one issue,not with Paula, but with people thst use the blanket statement "blacks say the n word". No, I am 40 y/o and if I were to say that word in my grandma's presence I would get popped. My cousins,brothers,aunts,uncles,friends dont use that word. My husbands family diesnt use the word. BTW the N word doesnt apply to me because I dont fit the definition.
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I don't blame Food Network one bit not wanting to endorse her or her show any longer. I will say though, I'm so ready for this crap to be over with there are far too many things our country should be worried about than whether some old southern lady said the N word.

by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 1:38 PM

How is she responsible for her brother? Is he a grown man? Is he normal? (ie she's not his guardian) then HE should be held accountable for whatever. 

Also Freedom of Speech applies to everyone, not just the people we agree with. Is it polite or appropriate to make racial slurs? No, but as an American she can't legally be punished for it. AND if she CAN be, then someone needs to charge the Westboro Hate Group for their constant use the of the word "fags" which is just as bad, although they are worse because their sole mission is spewing hatred. At least Paula Deen was doing something productive.

ETA: Rappers say the N word ALL THE TIME, and no one is yanking their record deals. It's not different so don't say it is.

by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM

it'll blow over soon enough like everything out there in the news

by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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To me it seems like more and more when there is an acceptable "PC" way to act or talk, more and more people endure punishments way out of proportion to the "crime."  Not that I support what she said in ANY way, but that's like my boss firing me for calling my sister "retarded" in high school.  I would NEVER use that word like that now and I would hope that I wouldn't be held accountable for the rest of my life for making poor judgment in using it that way back then.

However, as far as Food Network goes, they have said her ratings were slipping before this and I'm sure they wanted to bail out before her ratings dropped even more after this scandal.  The other companies... I think they were hasty and a little unreasonable.

by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 2:12 PM

People should not be forced to appologize for their feelings and opinions even if they're not 'pc'. If she really IS a rcist, then that's her buisness; it's the united states and she is free to be one.


by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM
It sucks that fourth if July is around the corner, which is about unity and being patriotic but our whole country seems to be divided because of one woman and her dumb brother.
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