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Old 06-21-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Had something to do with her using racial slurs.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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That seems extreme if she's telling the truth and it was a long time ago. If using racial slurs at some point in one's life is a firing offense then America will have 100% unemployment. Btw, I am in no way a Paula Dean fan. I find her persona and cooking very unappetizing.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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What a shame and what cowards at the Food network! Pretty sad when a person can't speak their mind. It's getting damn old that only whites are racists, time for a reality check is this country !
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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This supposed racial slur happened 20 years ago.

Move on, people. Stop being slaves to your own misconceptions.

Or wallow in it.

Makes no difference to me.

P.S. I've never watched her show and have no opinion of her recipes.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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The Food Network is in the business of making money by way of people watching its shows. If people stop watching Paula Deen's shows because she reminds them of racist southerners, then scrapping the show is simply a business decision for the network.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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The Food Network is in the business of making money by way of people watching its shows. If people stop watching Paula Deen's shows because she reminds them of racist southerners, then scrapping the show is simply a business decision for the network.
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.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I never watched her show, anyway. Many of her recipes, although looked delicious, weren't all that healthy.

Getting the boot over something that was said 20+ years ago? Oh please! Wendy Williams must be overjoyed.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:14 PM
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Just a stupid (and knee-jerk) decision by the folks at Food Network. Her show had been one of their better shows. Geez, everybody makes a mistake now and then, and this was a long time ago when it happened; so what? They will rue this decision when the network's ratings start to go down.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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It's all about branding. Deen was promoting the supposedly wholesome brand of "southern mom and apple pie" which was actually entertaining. Now with these revelations of her using the N word, what do you think that does to the brand? Does this mean racism is as American as mom and apple pie?
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:24 PM
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The Food Network was well within their right to terminate her employment and you are well within your rights not to watch the Food Network again.
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