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Thread: Racial epithets led to celebrity chef Paula Deen's downfall

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    Racial epithets led to celebrity chef Paula Deen's downfall

    A highly publicized racism scandal has already cost Deen a lucrative contract with the Food Network and may also cost the Southern cooking icon her deal with shopping network QVC. Whether fans can stomach the latest news and continue to purchase Deen’s 14 cookbooks remains to be seen.

    The celebrity chef became embroiled in scandal last week after she admitted in a deposition that she had used racial epithets and tolerated racial jokes and pornography in the workplace, according to newsreports. The deposition was part of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee.According to news reports of the deposition, which found its way online over the weekend, Deen admitted to using the N-word; making jokes about black people, Jews, and "rednecks"; and considering planning a plantation-themed party complete with black men “playing” slaves.
    How are Paula Deen cookbook sales faring? - CSMonitor.com

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    Who cares? She's as relevant as her Butter Fried Butter recipes.

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    Asshats that paint all white southerners as racist must be overjoyed.
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    Seems the blacks and other liberals are saying that she should be "punished" for what she said 20 yrs. ago. Under this logic, I guess we should be "punished" for things we said years ago that are not politically correct today. Example: During WWII the national slogan was Kill the Nips or The Only Good Kraut is a dead one. Vietnam: My favorate was "Kill a Commie for Mommie (which today would mean most Demokrats). How many of us said things back years ago that we regret today? Should we be punished and have dour mouths washed out with soap? Jessie Jackass called the Mayor of NY a "Hymie" and he is still running off at the mouth. Some of the stuff Fat Al Sharpton said during the Twana Brawley incident were as bad as the act alledged. What did that Thug in LA say - Why can't we all get along." Like Paula Deen or not, if she is on the TV, change the channel. v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Asshats that paint all white southerners as racist must be overjoyed.
    Yeah, cause Southerners are racist and bigoted while no one else is right?

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    Dog the Bounty Hunter was able to get his show back and he's completely useless. Paula Deen actually has talent. She will be cooking on TV again before we know it.
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    I don't have strong feelings for Paula Deen one way or another (although I must say, the food at The Lady and Sons is delicious), but I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. She's being penalized for something she said in private, many years ago. I give her credit for telling the truth, lying about it would have been the easier thing to do. As a society, we have "forgiven" other people for things that I feel are more serious.




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    I could think of more tv celebrity "chefs" that are more offensive than Paula.

    And yes, Paula canhazcheeseburgerwithastickof butter.
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