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Paula Deen Out at Food Network

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GLX

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Postby GLX » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:24 pm

Friday has been quite the busy day for Paula Deen ... and not in a good way. First, she was a no-show for her "Today" show appearance, then she made an attempt at an apology for her past racist comments (and more) by posting a video to YouTube. As media outlets began picking up the video, in which she begged forgiveness from everyone from her children to her fans, it was suddenly taken down. But within an hour or so, a new apology video went up. And just as it did, other news broke: The Food Network is firing her.
All of the hubub stems from the recent release of her deposition statements for a discrimination lawsuit made by a former employee. In the deposition, Deen admits to having used the N-word, tolerating racist jokes, and mulling over a wedding in which all of the waiters would be black and dressed as slaves.
In her latest apology video, the 66-year-old sits in an office looking into the camera, and kicking things off with her signature "Hello, y'all." Interestingly, she starts off with an apology about skipping her "Today" appearance.
"I was invited this morning to speak with Matt Lauer about a subject that has been very hurtful for a lot of people and Matt, I have to say I have been physically not able to this morning. The pain has been tremendous that I have caused to myself and to others. So I'm taking this opportunity, now that I have pulled myself together and am able to speak, to offer an apology to those that I have hurt," she says in the 2-minute clip. "I want people to understand that my family and I are not the kind of people that the press is wanting to say we are. The color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter, but it’s what's in the heart … and my family and I try to live by that."
Deen continues her apology, ending with "I hope that you forgive me because this comes from the deepest part of my heart…."
Of course, the apology comes too late to salvage her own cooking show. "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," it said in a statement. Deen has been with the network for more than a decade.


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Thunderstorm

Not a Kardashian

Postby Thunderstorm » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:55 pm

Meanwhile, beating women, rape, torturing animals, and other violent behavior is forgiven and careers go on.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:03 pm

Honkey Bitch has been terminated with prejudice for her past. What a cracker red neck.. should be jailed.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:29 pm

When I used to watch Food Network, she and Rachel Ray were my favorite ones to watch. Then Ray got big and annoying. Now, there's no one left for me to watch.
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Psivage

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Postby Psivage » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:30 pm

See I really don't understand this shit. It was in the past. Hell I know I said the n word before, does that make me a racist. No cause I said it when I was younger and dumber. And I really didn't know the meaning of the word until later one. Hell used to play a game called N knocking. To this day still don't know why it was called that.

Plus she was under oath. She told the truth, she should be praised for not lying.

Unless I'm missing something, and she is secretly running a N word cooking ring.
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HNutz

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Postby HNutz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:Honkey Bitch has been terminated with prejudice for her past. What a cracker red neck.. should be jailed.


Jailed?!?

Did I miss something?

I thought she just laughed at/made racist comments and jokes. Bad, sure, but arrestable?
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:34 pm

lol @ "n word cooking ring"
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syxxpakk

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Postby syxxpakk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:49 pm

Psivage wrote:See I really don't understand this shit. It was in the past. Hell I know I said the n word before, does that make me a racist. No cause I said it when I was younger and dumber. And I really didn't know the meaning of the word until later one. Hell used to play a game called N knocking. To this day still don't know why it was called that.

Plus she was under oath. She told the truth, she should be praised for not lying.

Unless I'm missing something, and she is secretly running a N word cooking ring.


The slur is pretty bad, but there's also the whole thing where she wanted to do the Civil War-era wedding party complete with slave help. So that's a thing too.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:04 pm

HNutz wrote:
Jailed?!?

Did I miss something?

I thought she just laughed at/made racist comments and jokes. Bad, sure, but arrestable?


:lol:

I was being sarcastic. I think it's idiotic that she's been fired and persecuted for having used a word that Keb probably drops at least several times a day. Others even more. She appears, on the surface of this story, to just be another crass moron.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:20 pm

There's no excuse for using the n word as a celebrity. I appreciate some good racial humor, but you gotta know you can't both have a show on the food network AND drop the n word. It's one or the other.
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e_galston

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Postby e_galston » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:53 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:There's no excuse for using the n word as a celebrity. I appreciate some good racial humor, but you gotta know you can't both have a show on the food network AND drop the n word. It's one or the other.


yet its perfectly appropriate for sports players to use words derogratory to gay people, or women and STILL have a job??? Its not like she was saying it all the time or anything...
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LobsterJ

phrase IV

Postby LobsterJ » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:06 pm

It is depressing the way people have been trying to minimize and excuse her behavior.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:07 pm

e_galston wrote:
yet its perfectly appropriate for sports players to use words derogratory to gay people, or women and STILL have a job??? Its not like she was saying it all the time or anything...

Not really though. Hibbert had to apologize publicly for what he said during the NBA Playoffs on the air and Yunel Escobar got chased out of Toronto for having Spanish homophobic slurs on his eye blacks.

Kerry Rhodes though... :smt011
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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:12 pm

If anyone has any stocks in butter, now is a good time to sell'em!
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Food Eater lad

cheese

Postby Food Eater lad » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:23 pm

She said what? Oh my god!!!! She has only one option now. To cut a rap record.

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