Skip to comments.Paula Deen fans vent outrage at Food Network for dumping celebrity cook over past racial slurs
Posted on 06/23/2013 1:43:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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The funniest thing about this story was the accompanying photo of her supporters outside of her Georgia restaurant. Looked like the set of The Biggest Loser.
My point was that she admitted to using the term some thirty years ago after being mugged and that is what Food Network is using in their decision, right?
Someone had to say it.
She grossed me out sticking her hands into chop meat and shaping meat loaf with all her gaudy rings on...blaaaaa
BTW, I don't care what you think and I was never mad...which made me not think twice about posting to your comment.
I laughed at a racist joke my Uncle told me once.
Am cutting wrists now.
I think that’s what Mel Gibson did.
I wasn’t disputing your comment...just think it’s a hoot that people would think she didn’t use the N-word yesterday! Along with a few other choice words! LOL!
It is not about the N word but what she as an employer and business owner allowed in her workplace. The woman is a fake and a fraud who apparently allowed some very vile incidents to take place and did nothing about it.
Well you would be entirely correct. This is not about the onetime use of the N word but what she allowed to take place as a business owner which appears to be very disgusting.
No. However, that is not the case with Deen.
No the lawsuit says she “wanted n%$*#@s to dress up in shorts and tap dance like the Shirley temple days” but that is the least of the issues.
I have many, but they do not engage in demeaning activity and share my moral and political views.
Not only is she a fake but if you ever watched one of her older shows she was ALWAYS making sexual remarks about something even while her sons were present. The Food Network knows all about Paula Deen and her antics and obviously had no problem with her until she admitted to the N word.
Yep, a white person saying something considered racist, is the only unforgivable crime left in this country.
All things equal, if she never said the N-word, this story gets no play, whatsoever.
Certainly appears to be a railroad job by the Food Network.
Paula should have been warned about apologizing to the so called Special People.
Give an inch and they'll still hang you from the lamp post. Damned if you do.
All gay....all the time. I’ve just about given up on watching any of the cooking chans because of all the queens.
They never use the word whitey — unless it’s prefixed by “kill”
“Wait til she goes to court” — accused of breaking which law, is it? And that law obviously applies to some and not to others? To women but not to men? To white folks but not to black folks? To non-commedians but not to commedians? And I hear it was 30 years ago? So, in the case of ‘having your feelings hurt’ and ‘being offended,’ there are absolutely NO statutes of limitations. Because so-and-so’s feelings hurt for 30 years?
Oh, I see .../s
Here’s an interesting question: what is the statue of limitations on having said anything racist?
If you're white, there is no statute of limitations.
Not true. It is also unforgivable to give a pregnant woman the choice that allows her baby to be born alive.
I find use of “the ‘N’ word” to be extremely offensive.
There is nothing wrong with “use” of the original word, yes it’s crude and insulting but no word is worthy of being banned. not in a free country.
Politically Correct is Neither.......Take back your language and ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS...It’s the Law! Buncha’ Sheep.
Have you ever asked them if they used the N word?
I find use of the N word to be extremely offensive
Like the Rickey Clemons scandal at Missouri a few years back where the President’s wife and Asst Athletic Director’s wife used the term “crackers” often. Washington State and the Big 12 Conference nevertheless hired both husbands away, accompanied by the wives.
But Paula Deen does what everyone else has done, everyone? Makes a racial slur or tells an ethnic joke? Nope, can’t have that.
The next time you hear a black calling another black the N word maybe you should tell him? LOL
I am mature enough to make my own decisions, thank you very much, and can choose to listen or hit the channel changer. Besides, it is so one sided. There was more media outrage over George Bush's 30 yr. old drunk driving ticket than over Al Gore's smoking pot in much more recent years; More outrage over a charge of using the dreaded N word in past times, and in someone's own place than over that rapper who jumped up on the stage and berated/attacked the white celeb who got an award he felt should have been Beyonces.
When is enough enough? I have had enough and am sick of the overuse of "racism" "racist" "radical right winger" and other overused phrases used wholely to influence attitudes in this country, which on the left stink of double standards, race privilege, victimhood, and false tolerance and care for the "little people".
It is time to get real in OUR lives. Washington, except for a few notable exceptions, care only for perpetuating their own privileges and power.
I want to know when someone is going to jail for the IRS scandal; when someone is going to have to pay with indictment, infamy, and prison for lying about Benghazi--Yes, Hillary, you arrogant slut, IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Unless we, the people, get oiff the couch and make our voices heard, we are going to live in a total police state. The IRS is training field agents in firearms to come to our homes and search, question, etc.
It doesn't really matter about what Paula Dean said. We have ALL said something in a personal moment we would be ashamed of if a spotlight shined on the statement alone without showing context .
The d@#n Congress is giving our country away, aiding terrorists, denigrating Christians, and we care about the N-word. Let that take care of itself and stop govt. overreach.
Oh and btw, I see Capital One is still using Baldwin commercials. Wasn’t he the honkster who supposedly used the N-word recently?
I was shocked. I thought shed get a fair trial, Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday”
Idiot. Using racial slurs isn’t a crime and I’m damned sick of this. If you belong to a “protected class” you can damn well say whatever you want, but if you don;t you are held to a different standard.
This PC crap is totally out of hand.
On the other hand, an employer should be able to fire someone for any reason.
No one knows if that is true. The Food Network hasn't had the opportunity to explore whether that is/would be the case or not. They jumped on any excuse they could find to dump her.
IMO, it will ultimately cost the Food Network much more than it will cost Paula Deen.
Mrs. L says that this is like masturbation. If you say you’ve never done it, you’re lying.
Life if you are white and 1.5 seconds if non-white.
Not sure I agree. What somebody does and says on their own time is covered by the Bill of Rights. As long as a crime was not involved and it wasn’t done on company time, they should NOT be able to do this.
If they can fire her for her legal speech out of the workplace, they can fire us for using FreeRepublic.
“I, two years ago, had to fire my best friend (of over 30 years) for making the same racist remark while in my employ.”
You were not his friend at all.
This is why I hate FR at times. A thread starts and many never bother to research or read about what is actually going on. It is not about her use of the N word. It is about the lawsuit that alleges she and her family treated their employees like dogs and violated a number of civil rights laws. The use of the N word is one of many instances in this lawsuit and is not one of the major issues.
I absolutely was and still am. I provided employment, the salary from which he used to raise his family and provide a good life for them all. He was well aware of my beliefs and the lack of tolerance for certain issues. And he put me in the position of having to do it - a fact that he acknowledged even while we were discussing his departure. He, to this day, apologizes because he knows I lament the lack of his talents at my company.
But it is the only reason the media is bothering to cover the story.
Well, here you are again Norm......just gotta throw that hate out dontcha? Politics is your life, you live it, you sleep it, and people be damned if they hold opposing political views such as yours........
It must suck being you Norm, how many ex-friends are in your history simply because they were liberals?
Better yet, how many friends do you have left at all Norm?
Kirkwood: That response was not meant for you but to the thread as a whole.
I could give two craps about the media’s coverage of her. She is a liberal idiot who may have committed some serious workforce violations. That should be the story.
Wow, your commitment to friendship is pretty tenuous if you would do that. If I knew that and I knew you, I would not count on you in a difficult situation.
In a million years I would have never subjected my best friend to the treatment you dished out. Ever hear of a warning ? The left just sits back & laughs, really, why do they need to do any of the dirty work since most so-called conservatives are well-trained to do it for them.
It’s your company & your rules, so go to it, but you are no best friend in my book.
So what exactly is your issue with my statement?
I don’t come here to make friends. Perish the thought I talk politics on a board that exists to talk politics. And no, it’s not easy being me. But I’m good with it. Don’t much care if you are.
There is not all that much to explore as the Food Network seems rather confident that most American companies do not want their product associated with a woman who thinks that slave themed wedding are a jolly good ole time.
Who had a “slave themed wedding”?
Maybe in the sadomasochism crowd, but no redneck with any dignity would do this.