Celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted in a recorded deposition to telling racist jokes, using the N-word, and planning a slavery-themed wedding, according to multiple reports. The May 17 deposition where she made the alleged admissions is part of a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by Lisa Jackson, the former manager of a Savannah, Georgia, restaurant run by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers. Jackson alleges in the suit that Deen used the N-word at the restaurant and that Hiers sexually harassed her. According to the reports, in the deposition, Deen replied “Yes, of course,”
Comments: I suspect the N word that has been taboo to Deen for most of her life is nutrition.
What ever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" ? Is it time for certain people to grow up and stop looking for ways to be offended? Shut up and walk away. Free speech is free speech. You call each other a word, others hear it and imitate it. We´re all equal, right?
Know what offends me, as a writer? That a bunch of crybabies have made it SOP for adult communications professionals to have to use an infantile term like "the N-word," as if they´re a bunch of toddlers afraid of having their mouths washed out with soap if they say the wrong thing.
When I was growing up in the deep South our parents forbid us from using the N word. I don´t don´t think that it was because of any great racial sensitivity but because they thought it was mostly used by lower class people.
The preferred term then was ´colored people´. Apparently that´s insensitive now and ´people of color´ is the preferred term for reasons I cannot quite fathom.
Oddly, I now hear the N word more than ever by whites of all classes (yes, I have used it, audit me). I think the black race and their entitlement attitude is beginning to wear pretty thin on those of us still paying taxes.
It has been rumored Ms. Paula also enjoys reading Joel Chandler Harris´s "Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings" and keeps a copy of Helen Bannerman´s "The Story Of Little Black Sambo" on her nightstand......./s
So she wanted to do a Civil War wedding using ´slaves´ Geesh She is a liberal, loves the obombas, and probably voted for mulatto son....twice. Doesn´t matter, where does FREE SPEECH play into this. And isn´t it her business? Did she lie under oath? You remember...like one of our presidents did in the past?
I have heard many things about her personality that makes me think I wouldn´t like her one bit. But she´s not finished over this. She´s way popular, and when she sticks to cooking, she´s quite interesting. I predict this will be a nothingburger of a story, esp. since she has liberal proclivities.
Not a PD fan at all - the over-the-top Southern Belle nasally voice was like fingernails on blackbo... er, slate. #2, I´ll take that ice pick when you´re done with it. And I´m no slouch in the kitchen, but was never impressed with her stuff. Look, butter and sugar in large enough quantities on just about anything will taste good. That said...it´s still a free country. One can say the N word (just not print it here. Or there or anywhere else.)it´s not illegal. Might get your throat slit, but discretion is where you choose to say it. In private conversation I use it frequently in reference to Obama. It´s not his skin I refer to. I aim to be as disrespectful as possible about the man. That does not make me a racist, either.
I ordered her magazine without knowing what kind of a cook she was as we do not watch television. After I received two magazines and realized it was garbage, I tried to cancel with no luck. Paula calls cooking opening up cans of food and then adds tons of butter and calls it a meal. No creativity. After this deposition she is toast. I don´t care how supposedly popular she was.
I can´t stand Deen and her fake, overly done "ya´lls". I also do not condone the N-word. But this is ridiculous...Is there no Constitution anymore??? Free speech??? Guess not... So what if she tells racial jokes? Big deal. We used to be able to laugh at ourselves until the uptight, controlling (and racist) lefties took over!!!
Was in Savannah, GA, on vacation this time last June, let me tell "ya`ll" something, the blacks out number the whites by 10 to1, all restaurants, motels, hotels, had no whites working for them, all I saw was blacks. My family and I ate at Paula Deen`s restaurant, not a fan because I knew she was a Jimmy Carter supporter from way back and I hate her phony ya`ll`s, a lot of us in the south dislike her doing the Martha Stewart greed thing, by cabbaging in on the candles and other crafts that small town crafters do to try and make a little money. Don`t they make enough from their TV programs??... just saying.
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