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Old 06-20-2013, 18:34   #1
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Paula Deen. FAIL.

Looks like Paula Deen's empire is in big trouble, ala Michael Richards style.

I wonder if she will be able to weather the storm.
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Old 06-20-2013, 18:37   #2
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According to the Washington Post article I just read at the bar while waiting for my to go order, she testified that after being robbed at gunpoint she used the N word...

...in the 1980s.

BFD.
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Old 06-20-2013, 18:45   #3
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Who among us hasn't used the N word?
Who among us doesn't have some degree of racism?

If she were a rich, successful black women, this wouldn't be news.
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Old 06-20-2013, 18:47   #4
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What I really can't believe is that this is what people are concerned with.
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Old 06-20-2013, 18:48   #5
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Not going to be a problem for her. I am doubting if African Americans are even a small fraction of her fan/customer base.


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Old 06-20-2013, 18:50   #6
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Who among us hasn't used the N word?
Who among us doesn't have some degree of racism?

If she were a rich, successful black women, this wouldn't be news.
agreed , ive been saying forever everybody is some form of a racist , if you say you are not you are lying .

everyone is a racist .
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Old 06-20-2013, 18:52   #7
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I place the importance of this "scandal" right around "no problem".
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Old 06-20-2013, 18:57   #8
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The N word thing in the 80's is old news and irrelevant. It was close to 30 years ago. The deal about having her staff of old black men dress us as Civil War era slaves, stupid, but hey if you had some dudes willing to do it, then oh well.

I'm black and I promise that if a black dude tried to rob me I would have shot him and said hey this N word just tried to rob me.

I like Paula, I can't say I'm a fan because I don't go out of my way to watch anything that she's involved in. She just seems like a nice enough lady. She was honest about what she did in the past. And she's no worse that anybody else. All the self righteous folks who are yelling have said and done equally or more egregious stuff, but their dirt isn't on the front page that's all.

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Old 06-20-2013, 18:59   #9
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Of course the media will make a huge deal out of it. This is the kind of thing Al Sharpton thrives on. If she did indeed say it 30 years ago, who cares. People can change. Give her the benefit of the doubt.
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Old 06-20-2013, 19:00   #10
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I wonder if she will be able to weather the storm.
She'll do just fine.
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Old 06-20-2013, 19:01   #11
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agreed , ive been saying forever everybody is some form of a racist , if you say you are not you are lying .

everyone is a racist .
I wouldn't say everyone is racist, but I would say everyone is prejudiced. There is a difference.

I got a real laugh out of the comments on this story on TMZ; someone was seriously trying to argue that black people, especially black males, are very open and welcoming to people of other races......and of course all white people are racist. I really don't know how some people can be so delusional.
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The N word thing in the 80's is old news and irrelevant. It was close to 30 years ago. The deal about having her staff of old black men dress us as Civil War era slaves, stupid, but hey if you had some dudes willing to do it, then oh well.

I'm black and I promise that if a black dude tried to rob me I would have shot him and said hey this N word just tried to rob me.

I like Paula, I can't say I'm a fan because I don't go out of my way to watch anything that she's involved in. She just seems like a nice enough lady. She was honest about what she did in the past. And she's no worse that anybody else. All the self righteous folks who are yelling have said and done equally or more egregious stuff, but their dirt isn't on the front page that's all.
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Paula Deen. FAIL.

I'm a very strange kind of racist. I do not care for people from Luxembourg. Dirty little place with even dirtier little people. Small hands. Shudder.

I have been with black women, Asian women, white women, Hispanic women and Irish women. I still have to cross off middle eastern, Native American and Indian. However, I draw the line at women from Luxembourg. A man has to have standards.

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P.S. who the heck is Paula Deen? Is she related to that dude who makes the tasty breakfast sausage
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She got robbed by the same folks chris rock says he always looked out for while using the ATM.




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Yeah, it was 30 years ago, but how someone so successful could let stuff like that be known is nuts. The wedding idea sounds worse than the racial epithet.
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Yeah, it was 30 years ago, but how someone so successful could let stuff like that be known is nuts. The wedding idea sounds worse than the racial epithet.
How is it so shocking that anyone in 30 years hasn't said that? Especially in the south. It would be a shock and a lie if she said she hasn't.
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How is it so shocking that anyone in 30 years hasn't said that? Especially in the south. It would be a shock and a lie if she said she hasn't.
The wedding idea is worse than the word.
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Not going to be a problem for her. I am doubting if African Americans are even a small fraction of her fan/customer base.


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Bingo, this ^^. Heck, if anything changes she might see a slight bump increase.
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P.S. who the heck is Paula Deen? Is she related to that dude who makes the tasty breakfast sausage
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Yeah, it was 30 years ago, but how someone so successful could let stuff like that be known is nuts. The wedding idea sounds worse than the racial epithet.
I don't think so. I don't believe she was purposely subjugating anyone. If she's willing to pay, and people are willing to act out her fantasy, where's's the harm?
It's like dwarf tossing- 20 years ago a bunch of dwarves had steady income until a bunch of do-gooders decided what they did to earn a living was offensive.
I don't hear any victims calling foul except a former manager who should expect to have her personnel file exposed as long as she's throwing stones.
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Old 06-20-2013, 19:16   #21
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The wedding idea is worse than the word.
She should blame Tarantino for making her think that kind of shin dig was back in style.
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Yeah, it was 30 years ago, but how someone so successful could let stuff like that be known is nuts. The wedding idea sounds worse than the racial epithet.
30 yrs ago in savannah that wasn't even a slur


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The N word is still very often heard in modern day Georgia.
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Old 06-20-2013, 19:31   #24
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What I really can't believe is that this is what people are concerned with.
They aren't . Some liberal white apologist reporter is trying to make it relevant .
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The N word is still very often heard in modern day Georgia.
I'd wager it's heard a little bit of everywhere.
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