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Old 06-21-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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It's pretty bad. It's not just silly, idle gossip ... but direct quotes of hers in a legal deposition.

Paula Deen Admits to Racial Slurs, (Possibly) Slaughters Career
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The woman actually admits to "admiring" slavery and wanting to dress black male waiters up like slaves at a wedding along with her racial (N bombs) and anti-Semetic slurs.

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Deen reveals that she had, at one point, expressed interest in hiring black waiters to dress as slaves at a wedding.

"The whole entire wait staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie," she recalls. "I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America … after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War … It was not only black men, it was black women … I would say they were slaves."
For those blasting the Food Network, you should actually READ what she said and then decide, "If YOU were in charge of the Food Network, would YOU want someone like this representing your national and international brand?"

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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It wasn't "just" a racial slur. It was an overall attitude of cluelessness that continued into the present day. Based on her attitudes, her management style is rather appalling. My company was a startup in the early days when I was working there; I was the only woman. Yet, I never had to deal with my coworkers - let alone my managers - looking at porn or making ethnic jokes - you know, because we were professionals. Paula Deen was overseeing an international brand -that behavior doesn't fly.

Stuff You Might Have Missed In The Paula Deen Brouhaha : Code Switch : NPR
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Personally, I think her popularity has been waning, with the diabetes issue, and her denial about the effects of her recipes being part of the problem, she lost a lot of weight, but continues to pour on the butter, it is a disconnect. People see her as being fake. Part of her persona was her authentic personality, which is pretty obviously lacking.

This was a quick, easy way to dump her, and give a kudo to their black market share. They look all shocked at her saying the 'N word', but secretly, this is a huge win to get rid of her with justification.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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I think the Food Network was looking to dump her when it was revealed she had diabetes...but was scared of the backlash...this just gave them a more "pc" out...
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Personally, I think her popularity has been waning, with the diabetes issue, and her denial about the effects of her recipes being part of the problem, she lost a lot of weight, but continues to pour on the butter, it is a disconnect. People see her as being fake. Part of her persona was her authentic personality, which is pretty obviously lacking.

This was a quick, easy way to dump her, and give a kudo to their black market share. They look all shocked at her saying the 'N word', but secretly, this is a huge win to get rid of her with justification.
Agree 100%!
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Right. Dollars take precedence over justice, political correctness rules over common sense and personal and corporate cowardice reigns supreme. What a sorry commentary on what this country has become.
As if I weren't disgusted enough by that network.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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I think the Food Network and the media are blowing this out of proportions.
Firstly, this occured 20 years, ago, people change and honestly,what real harm has come out of all this.

People use racial slurs everyday. It's absolutely ridiculous.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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I think the Food Network and the media are blowing this out of proportions.
Firstly, this occured 20 years, ago, people change and honestly,what real harm has come out of all this.

People use racial slurs everyday. It's absolutely ridiculous.

she should of known better 20 years ago.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I think the Food Network and the media are blowing this out of proportions.
Firstly, this occured 20 years, ago, people change and honestly,what real harm has come out of all this.

People use racial slurs everyday. It's absolutely ridiculous.
I knew FORTY years ago it was wrong to say stuff like this; it is how I was raised. She apparently wasn't raised right.

Also it doesn't sound like she's changed at all. She is still clueless.
Never watched her show and have no opinions about her besides reading news about the diabetes thing, and then this.
I wouldn't invite her to my house for dinner.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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Didn't like her personality, don't like her cooking, doesn't surprise me one bit ...
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