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Paula Deen & the N-Word

Not Racist?

6/19/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Paula Deen admitted using the n-word, but also claims she's not a racist. Is that possible ... for a white person? A 66-year old white person from the South??

Plus, what's worse -- Serena Williams' blaming the 16-year-old Steubenville rape victim ... or her half-assed apology to the victim and her family?

And, we all scoffed at Maxim for making Miley Cyrus #1 on its hottest list -- but her new music video proves she more than deserves the title! It also proves she's down with some weird stuff.
 
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(0:00) Paula Deen admits to using the N-word -- but claims she isn't racist. Is that possible?
(9:00) Charlie Sheen gets his way and has Selma Blair fired -- but did a back-stabbing ultimately lead to her demise?
(13:00) Paris Jackson's shocking story about her former nanny -- caught on video.
(18:00) Serena Williams -- how off base were her comments about the Steubenville rape victim?
(24:00) Chris Brown's house graffiti -- his smart way to fight the power.
(28:00) New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez allegedly shot someone in face ... and got away with it without the cops getting involved.
(32:00) Snooki -- making gay babies the new hot accessory.
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) Miley Cyrus' new music video -- so hot ... it proves Maxim right.
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unbelievable    

good afternoon.

499 days ago
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JUstin    

Okay , why exactly is Paula Deen telling us this ? lol

499 days ago
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GoAwayGloria    

It is a WORD people, get over it. It can't kill you, it won't hurt you, doesn't make you bleed, it is a word. Not a big deal.

She is also right, not very long ago at all, it was still very widely used in the southern portion of the country. Only recently with everyone's whining and boohoo'ing bout their poor wittle feewings getting hurt did it stop

499 days ago
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tippy katz    

she's already proven she;s completely dishonest. she encouraged people to eat sh#tty food and hid the fact that it had already made HER sick. so it's not a surprise that she's racist and is lying about it. the only people who use that word are A) black rappers B) white racists. She's a pig.

499 days ago
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unbelievable    

Charlie did go to far. And that is the way it is in Hollywood. Caving to the star.

499 days ago
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Paul    

Has Charlie Sheen finally gone too far? In the words of Ferris Bueller, "You can never go too far."

-Save Ferris

499 days ago
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JUstin    

OMG - All of a Sudden , Paula Deen looks different to me ...

499 days ago
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sidebar    

I know theres a water shortage in Ca., but does that preclude the folks at TMZ (who are on tv!) from showering, shaving or getting a hair trim?

499 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

Next topic please, enough with all this N stuff

499 days ago
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sidebar    

Raquel, enough. STFU. You are racist as can be.

499 days ago
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damienevil    

she is just trying to be a rapper...its art...its fine...now move on

499 days ago
12.

Elsa    

Raquel is one to talk.
...And yeah for whatever its worht, Id rather have Paula Dean as a neighbor then Raquel.

499 days ago
13.

Mike    

I agree that Paula Deen should not use that word, and blacks have a right to be upset. But how about they stop using it in the songs they put out for mass consumption? Until blacks decide to stop using the word themselves, their outrage loses a bit of veracity. Either the word is vile or it's not. Pick one.

499 days ago
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bgrowin    

Let's get something straight. If someone is commiting a a crime against me, I'm calling them every hurtful word in the book and it is meant to hurt them and demean them. Why do you think soldiers came up with "Kraut", "Chink", "Nip", and other derogatory terms? It allows the person to "rightly" dehumanize the attacker. Is it ok to call them every "'F-ing" word or POS name but not the dreaded "N-word"?

499 days ago
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dangit    

Unfortunately for Paula Deen, she's a celeb and everything that comes out of her mouth is scrutinized by TMZ

499 days ago
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