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Paula Deen

My N-Word Excuse ...

I'm Old

6/20/2013 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0620_paula_deen_article_tmzPaula Deen is using the "I'm from the South" excuse to justify her use of the N-word ... saying that when she grew up, dropping an N-bomb was no big deal because everyone was racist.

Paula Deen Enterprises just issued the following statement to TMZ ... "During a deposition where she swore to tell the truth, Ms. Deen recounted having used a racial epithet in the past, speaking largely about a time in American history which was quite different than today."

FYI -- the "time" Paula admitted to using the N-word was 1986!!!!!

Anyway, the statement continues ... "[Paula] was born 60 years ago when America's South had schools that were segregated, different bathrooms, different restaurants and Americans rode in different parts of the bus. This is not today."

Old people can be racist

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"To be clear Ms. Deen does not find acceptable the use of this term under any circumstance by anyone nor condone any form of racism or discrimination. "

As we previously reported, Deen admitted using the N-word during a sworn deposition stemming from a lawsuit ... in which the chef and her brother are accused of using offensive language at Paula's restaurant in Georgia.

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mrsschrute    

Why is anyone surprised at this? She has been accused of racist comments/actions in the past. I mean, for anyone who is surprised, have you ever watched her show? I watched it once when she was serving former President Jimmy and Mrs. Carter and she was so disgustingly rude to Mrs. Carter and just disrespectful I could never tolerate watching Paula again. I mean, she is an uneducated, southern hillbilly. Sorry, but it is true and I am not the least bit surprised that this is happening to her...

302 days ago
17.

Mikey    

Now we've all be educated and finally realize that white people are evil and blacks are the smart ones. Thats why most blacks don't work and get stuff for free like food stamps. housing, cell phones, internet, etc. You gotta be stuppid to work for a living in the US.

302 days ago
18.

mike53051    

Who cares!

302 days ago
19.

SDB    

Her excuse is that she's old,no she's just ignorant.

302 days ago
20.

Alf    

It doesn't surprise me. They all use it. Yes, Racist. I would never support her again.

302 days ago
21.

Mikey    

We all realize that this all started cause black people in Africa captured other black people and sold them to white people right?

302 days ago
22.

anony    

How come Gandolfini dies of a heart attack and she doesn't?

302 days ago
23.

werduptoyomoms     

This is not news. This is an example of media outlets perpetuating racial stereotypes.

302 days ago
24.

Nun ja biz    

So what if she said it? Jay Z and Kayne West had a tour with that as the title. Oh but I forgot its acceptable only if you're black. I particularly don't like or use the word but I don't like double standard.

302 days ago
25.

Noname    

Thats a lame excuse.

302 days ago
26.

erl4454    

She is pathetic and old people should be offended. Some how age is ok for stupidity and ignorance.

302 days ago
27.

MC GRUNT    

She's an idiot
and yet TMZ or any other media NEVER report on the Millions of Racists that only voted based on skin color in 2008 and 2012, and praise and reward racist actors like Jamie Foxx and Samuel L Jackson.

302 days ago
28.

David    

Slavery was over in 1865. Everybody that has some education knows where that word came from. It came from ******, a part of Africa. He/she is a ****** only meant that they came from that part of the world. If you call a black person COLOR now, it would be considered a derogatory term. But blacks wanted to be called COLOR in the 80's. Then they wanted to be called something else. Now they call themselves ******s, but the white men can't. They need to grow up and get a job and stop pimping the white women.

302 days ago
29.

Mikey    

She needs to put a picture of Aunt Jemima on all her products.

302 days ago
30.

Lucy    

She needs to accept responsibility, stop acting all cutesy about it. She isn't cute.

302 days ago
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