Paula Deen Fans Angry At Food Network For Dropping Her

Sat, June 22, 2013 4:15pm EDT by 79 Comments
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bob bradstreet

Posted at 2:39 PM on August 13, 2013  

Show me someone who has never used the N word. African American comics???

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Michael Anderson

Posted at 10:53 PM on August 7, 2013  

I think the whole case was blown completely out of proportion with Paula’s mistake. She admitted to it and at least had the guts to apologize to the population, which is more than most of the cowards out there who wouldn’t even give it another thought. I think because of the way our economy is, being in a financial recession, that people have become desperate for any way to make money. The news, the lawyers, etc…are all making money off this, and it makes me SICK! Our nation has become no more than a bunch of power-hungry, money thirsty wolves who prey on any potential target. Paula Deen may have made a mistake as a celebrity with the N word, however, the people fail to see this: she is human. Everyone makes mistakes, and I think the people prosecuting her have made far more mistakes or just as much at least. How are we supposed to set a primary example as a nation, when we are going after a woman who was, and still is, pursuing a dream to be a wonderful cook for one word, instead of pursuing more important cases such as people who commit murder, rape, etc? The food network will not be getting my views anymore either. I hope the people that are prosectuting, get punished for this in some way. They aren`t perfect, just like the rest of the world. My thoughts and prayers go to you Paula Deen, don’t give up!

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Olivia Neal

Posted at 12:04 PM on August 1, 2013  

I’m shocked that the food network would be so low down to use something against someone that happened so very long ago! Paula Dean is a fine person and one slip should not end her tv career. I wonder if the people who made the decision to drop her, has ever said something they should’nt . Let he without wrong cast the first stone. As for me and my cooking group we will never watch the food network ever again!! And it was what we watched everyday, most of the day. Best of luck to PAULA we love and miss you.

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James Saunders

Posted at 12:39 PM on July 29, 2013  

I am shocked as to how much play this has gotten. I thought we were supposed to come together as a nation of people not be seperated by a word. There are word I have said when I have hit my Thumb with a hammer that I never would say in public that is just a word. The problem is what power you give it. The history of our country is not pretty but it what it is. You cannot change the past but you can make today ad tomorrow a better place. The “N” word has no place in this world said by white, black or any other race but to get so upset because a white persons uses it. So when you hear a white person being called a “White Cracker” and there is no uproar. how far is that.

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Rebecca gripp

Posted at 4:58 PM on July 17, 2013  

I am astonished that the food network has fired paula deen. This woman grew up in a different time in the south. This incident happened many years ago. If any one of us so called tolerant people were put to the wall for something we said or did 30 years ago we would all be unemployed. I am sticking by the great chef paula deen. Since loyalty means nothing to the food channel I can no longer in good concience be one of your loyal viewers. Now there is my freedom of speech. Sincerely rebecca. G.

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Judy

Posted at 7:47 PM on July 1, 2013  

Dies eyeryone seem to think they are perfect? I’ve been bullied in different parts of the country because I,m “craker”. I am done with food nt work.

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cam0264

Posted at 8:29 PM on June 25, 2013  

Prejudice cannot be tolerated in any form. The comments were more recent than what Paula would have us believe. Have you seen the interview from 2012? The wedding was in 2007! Thank you, Food Network, for having the integrity to fire her. Thank you, Smithfield, for doing the right thing. Now, Paula, you have to decide what changes you need to make starting today. Racist jokes are not OK, ignorance is not an excuse. You need to educate yourself by talking to those who you have offended and make a decision how to move forward.

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Wut?

Posted at 8:44 PM on June 25, 2013  

I guess she’ll need to call in Al Sharpton to be forgiven for using a word that is socially accepted by blacks calling blacks. Would that fix everything for the niggas?

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taliba

Posted at 7:55 AM on June 26, 2013  

Why would she call Sharpton; just call up the fat guy in the nearest klan robe, that she’s known since her “Southern” childhood. He’ll forgive her and probably even give her a shiny new Swastika. She does deserve her props after all.

 
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JC

Posted at 10:36 AM on June 25, 2013  

Sadly I think people are taking her situation and blowing it way out of proportion. Paula Deen is a well-known celebrity and just like all celebrities (actors, actresses, musicians) and politicians our society holds then to a higher standard. If we see a woman walking down a street screaming the N word, that is all it is. But when a celebrity uses the N word (in this case Mrs. Paula) it makes national news. When you are in a position like she is you have to accept the fact that your every action is subject to be scrutinized by our society. It is sad what happened to Paula but The Foof Network did what they felt was in the company’s best interest.

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marie

Posted at 11:15 PM on June 29, 2013  

You FOLKS are always making excuses. You fail to stop and think how your past history of inslaving a people and minimalized them as chattel is not a story it’s fact. You have made excuses for that as well, without taking the blame forthe deep renched pain you caused.

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jmg4314

Posted at 11:19 PM on June 30, 2013  

Sorry LOL but enslaving is not in my past history or any white person alive today…thanks!

 
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@taliba, Calling a fat white guy or a fat black is ridiculous and offensive! Either like her or be repulsed by her and black rappers for using the same degrading against their own race, shut up and move on.

 
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Kathy

Posted at 10:47 PM on June 24, 2013  

Paula deen will do just fine without the food network she is a amazing lady and all these haters will one day be judged by god no one is perfectd but to judge someone for her upbringing when the N word was part of her times when words like that were going around at least she was honest when she was ask the question all I can say is one day those people know judge will be judge I no longer will watch the food network oh and a reminder freedom of speech have we forgotten that and have we forgetten forgiveness to .

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Terri Montgomery

Posted at 6:25 PM on June 24, 2013  

And can I get a Amen! Paula was truthful and honest about what she had said in the past. I guess honesty isn’t always the best policy. Such a shame.

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Bobby's

Posted at 10:51 PM on June 26, 2013  

I wonder how all those network exects would respond if they confessed their past along these lines??

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James Saunders

Posted at 6:05 PM on June 24, 2013  

I do not agree or approve of Racial Slurs but I do think that the world we live in is so hyper with Facebook, Twitter and all other social Media outlets about Racism, who is doing it and why. I am old enough to rem remember seeing Amos and Andy and The Andy Griffin Show. Two very funny shows but very different in the way life is portrayed. I do thing that The Food Network was wrong in Canceling Paula Deen but no company wants to be thought of as Racist. There is this one issue that everyone seems forget, “Forgiveness”. Tell me who can say without being struck by lightning that you have never made a mistake, never told a lie or newer said something that hurt some ones feeling.
John 8:7…According to the Gospel of John, the Pharisees, in an attempt to discredit Jesus, brought a woman charged with adultery before him. Then they reminded Jesus that adultery was punishable by stoning under Mosaic law and challenged him to judge the woman so that they might then accuse him of disobeying the law. Jesus thought for a moment and then replied, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” The people crowded around him were so touched by their own consciences that they departed. When Jesus found himself alone with the woman, he asked her who were her accusers. She replied, “No man, lord.” Jesus then said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.”
And yes I am white and I see life from my eyes not someone else’s it is just said we are all look justice and throwing away forgiveness.

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Belle Martin

Posted at 5:52 PM on June 24, 2013  

Really seems like someone is always looking for an easy ride on a woman coattail that has worked very hard to accomplish’s her goals.Have you ever been around Black people, they called theirself the N word. Oh well you know thats all right for them to call us white Hoakies!!!! I met this lady she is salt of the earth and is a real person. No more watching Food Network.

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Thomas shanker

Posted at 2:05 PM on June 24, 2013  

I do not condone using racial slurs, but The Paula Deen show is entertainment. An Academy Award was given to Django Unchained. Racial slurs were used over 100 times. Rap stars use racial slurs all the time. I don’t know of anyone who has lost their job. Please reconsider rehiring Paula Deen.

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Carmel

Posted at 12:46 AM on June 28, 2013  

The movie with Jaime Foxx and Kerry Washington was a MOVIE based on a certain timeframe in history which does not compare to Paula Deen and I can’t understand whats so confusing amongst whites as to why she can’t get away with saying the N word. Wh en whites say the N word it’s out of hatred and superiority attitude and doesn’t have the same meaning as when African Americans say it to each other. Paula Deen brought these problems on herself so she is to blame. As old as she is, she ought to know better. Being a business woman and hiring others being a position of authority Ames you responsible for your own actions. What’s up with making jokes about gays and jews? The N word don’t apply to them but she went there. How come she didn’t talk about her own race? Case in point! She needs to be fired for being stupid.

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Carey L

Posted at 8:41 AM on June 24, 2013  

How dare Paula? There is no excuse, all the marches, all the freedom rides ,the killing of innocent
children., Paula is one mean to core woman.

Any one who sides with her, is as vile as she is. I know she and her brother will burn in the Hell fires for this.

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fire

Posted at 12:33 PM on June 24, 2013  

Wow Carey L, aren’t you the judge and jury. Paula has every right to say what she wants to say and if you or anyone else doesn’t like what she has to say you don’t have to buy her items or watch her show, it’s called exercising your rights and that’s your right as well as it’s her right to say what ever she chooses. Where is your outrage when women are called hoes? Where’s your outrage when others call whites names or Latino’s are called names or Indians or Muslims or Japanese. The people of today are quick to violate someone else’s constitutional rights but are quick to whine and cry when the finger is pointed your way. Love the way you state the killing of innocent children yet where is your stance on abortion? That doesn’t count hypocrite. If your talking about Trayvon Martin, He was no child and and Zimmerman had every right to defend his ground. Martin wouldn’t have been there if law enforcement would have put him in juvie for having narcotics in public school and within 1000′ of school property. He was endangering the rights of other students, yes that’s right. You have the right for your comment as Paula Deen, she has the right to free speech too even if you don’t like it, it’s our constitutional right so get over it.

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mr. spencer

Posted at 9:01 AM on June 25, 2013  

Fire, having constitutional rights is one thing, but offending others is another. Paula realizes the damage she’s done, and you just have to be consistent in what you say, and she messed up big time. You said she has a right to freedom of speech, but it doesn’t give her the right to utter that word out, you defending that fire, doesn’t make you any better. But Paula does deserve forgiveness, we can only hope that she learns from it.

 
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V

Posted at 1:11 PM on June 25, 2013  

Good for you. I cannot imagine that NONE of the other people on FOODNETWORK have never made any remarks that were unkind or uncalled for. SHAME ON FOODNETWORK for their shortsightedness. Who is the person that feels they can take a career away from someone because of a misstep years ago. There are too many other things in the world to be concerned about rather than a mistake of a lady who has worked hard to achieve what Paula Deen has achieved.

 
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Kathy

Posted at 10:58 PM on June 24, 2013  

I will pray for you you need to ask god to forgive you really to hope someone will burn in hell what kind of person would say that .

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Michael Anderson

Posted at 3:11 AM on August 8, 2013  

@Carey L …. and now I’ll step in and say this: How dare YOU. You act and judge her as if she has commited every crime there is, but what about YOU? You obviously fail to realize that everyone, including celebrities, make mistakes, no matter what age they are! You really need to quit the “Holier than thou” attitude because one thing is certain: You are not God, and definitely far from perfect. Since you like condemning people like some religious fanatic, I will remind you that in the very same bible you read from, contains a story where several people brought a woman to Jesus and wanted him to condemn her for commiting adultry, and so that they could stone her. All Jesus did, was stand up and said this to the crowd: “Those of you who have not sinned, not even once in your lives, may throw the first stone.” Ring a bell? I’m sure that many people would agree with me on this, and I will also say this- Paula Deen has done far more good than the mistakes she made. Does this make her an evil person for making this mistake? NO! It does not! Wake up, and reflect on this.

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veda szentgyorgyi

Posted at 8:42 PM on June 23, 2013  

I think the foodnetwork jumped the gun, Yes, it is wrong to use rasial slurs. It should not happen, my own family has used rasial slurs and I’ve called them out on it. There is beautiful people in all colors. Paula, made a mistake, but is sorry for it and she admitted she was wrong. I don’t think it is right to nail her to the cross. It takes a real person to admit they are wrong and we have all made mistakes of some kind. where is the forgiveness, food network. you act like you are the judge and jury, only GOD has this position. So, food network, you should really think about what you have done. You are just as guilty. I hope good things come Paula’s way.

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fire

Posted at 12:37 PM on June 24, 2013  

Who is to say she is wrong? Where in the Constitution one can’t say words that might offend someone and yet if you take a walk down MLK Blvd you will hear those same words being used, more than you could imagine. What it’s ok for some to use these words and not for others? You have the constitutional right to freedom of speech and if it offends someone that person has the right to walk away.

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Dalison

Posted at 7:35 PM on June 23, 2013  

This was the most biased article I’ve ever read on the internet. The part about civil war parties with only black servers doesn’t mean she “glorified slavery.” Maybe it was a historical reenactment but of course the biased author didn’t consider that possibility. This controversy shows how sensitive people are to things that don’t really matter. Why shouldn’t people get a second chance in life for the mistakes they’ve made? Life is all about learning from mistakes and self improvement. If we can’t forgive others how can we expect others to forgive ourselves? Why is it okay for rappers to use the slur without consequence and not Paula Deen? As a society we can’t have a double standard on who can and can’t say the word if we want to eliminate racism and move foward.

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fire

Posted at 12:46 PM on June 24, 2013  

You make excellent points. The sad part is that Americans are given 12 years of free education and yet stupidity runs strong. Americans need to quit being so offended. They will never be able to eliminate racism, why? Because racism isn’t one sided as they play it up to be.

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Carmel

Posted at 1:11 AM on June 28, 2013  

Dalison, see that’s the problem with some whites not being able to understand why rappers and black people say it to each other and she can’t get away wit it. First off, go ahead and say it and when you get your azz beat down then later on you still so t be able to figure out wharton and what happened? Listen, it’s no different than when siblings fight amongst each other and it’s ok but let someone outside of that try to fight one of your siblings and you will be sure to kick their azz. It’s the same concept when blacks say it to each other. First, it has different meanings because when whites sayit it’s out of hatred and it stems from an ugly place in history. Blacks saying it to blacks is t saying to you as they are talking amongst themselves and it’s not your business or your place to dictate or contol like in slavery days what. Ones out of black people mouths. See how y’all act when you lose control over a race, it’s none of your business as they are not talking to you so mind your business as you would if the conversation was amongst two white women talking about getting their next Botox treatment. Why do whites get sun tans and want to be darker? Answer that question.

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Jess

Posted at 8:43 PM on September 9, 2014  

we et botox because we don’t later up with bacon grease. Also why do the blacker blacks treat the lighter blacks differently??? and why do you put white women on a pedestal?

 
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