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Paula Deen

You Be the Judge

6/22/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Paula Deen has been 86'd from the Food Network for confessing during a deposition that she used the N-word in 1986. So we gotta ask ...

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106.

daWn    

MY GOD Who hasn't said that word, people get real!

385 days ago
107.

Gravity's Silhouette    

Never seen her before...never listened to her before....never read one of her books before...but based on that interaction with Hollis, I'm supposed to believe she's a hard-core racist? Well, fiddle-dee-dee. I might just go visit her restaurants now that I know all these black folks are boycotting them. Should make for a quiet, pleasant evening.

385 days ago
108.

Piper    

Whats this "...as bad as Mel Gibson" crap? He was in a drunken rage so has an excuse hahahaha. Geeezuz everyone is racist. Some admit it is all....BORING!!

385 days ago
109.

sayusayme    

my God she is from the South people, of course that word is used on a regular basis, leave her alone

385 days ago
110.

DiM    

Pretty disturbing that most folks here do not see this for what it is - bigotry.
Society has evolved over the past decades.

385 days ago
111.

Lynn    

I will never watch Food Network again.. How about her her African American Pastor.... he stands by her... hmmm enough said

384 days ago
112.

kelli    

come ON tmz that is not the only time she used the word and that is not the reason she got axed. very misleading header on this.

384 days ago
113.

Mimi:)    

That 39% that said they have never used the 'N' word is full of ****. I'm sure they have said something racist towards someone once in there life.

384 days ago
114.

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384 days ago
115.

Bagheera    

She used it once 27 years ago. Why is this relevant now? Everyone is a little bit racist. Even Blacks, Asian, Latinos, and natives. Food Network wanted to get rid of Paula, and this "incident" finally gave them the chance.

384 days ago
116.

Alix    

Just like ethnicity doesn't matter, age doesn't matter - racism is racism and she's at fault - if she's willing to be like that in front of the camera, i can only imagine how crude she is behind it - better people deserve a chance for success

384 days ago
117.

Inquiring Mind    

OK, I just have to point something out.....since the beginning of this year, how many sports players have been called out for using the "F" word? I can think of quite a few. These stories are all the same, they stand up in front of a barrage of media, issuing the same insincere statement of apology written by some PR flunky...."oh I did not intend to offend anyone, oh I am so deeply sorry if my comments hurt anyone, I am attending sensitivity training now blah blah blah". From there, they go back to the team as if nothing happened, as long as they said "I'm sorry" it must be OK. No contracts are severed, no players are terminated. Now Paula follows the very same scenario, right down to the clumsy apology, and the poor woman gets her ass run up a flagpole for doing so.

What have we learned here? The severity of the punishment is directly related to which group is offended. You might suffer a little embarrassment for using the F-word, have to stand up and say how sorry you are, but your life remains pretty much unchanged. Say the N-word however, and you get torn down to the ground, and your life is a wretched place to be. Hypocrisy much??????

383 days ago
118.

Inquiring Mind    

OK, I just have to point something out.....since the beginning of this year, how many sports players have been called out for using the "F" word? I can think of quite a few. These stories are all the same, they stand up in front of a barrage of media, issuing the same insincere statement of apology written by some PR flunky...."oh I did not intend to offend anyone, oh I am so deeply sorry if my comments hurt anyone, I am attending sensitivity training now blah blah blah". From there, they go back to the team as if nothing happened, as long as they said "I'm sorry" it must be OK. No contracts are severed, no players are terminated. Now Paula follows the very same scenario, right down to the clumsy apology, and the poor woman gets her ass run up a flagpole for doing so.

What have we learned here? The severity of the punishment is directly related to which group is offended. You might suffer a little embarrassment for using the F-word, have to stand up and say how sorry you are, but your life remains pretty much unchanged. Say the N-word however, and you get torn down to the ground, and your life is a wretched place to be. Hypocrisy much??????

383 days ago
119.

iris    

People get over it.. enough so sensitive. Black still use the word ***** among themselves in public. why be sensitive now. We all know the south past. we have come a long way to think different. I don't agree Paula should loose contracts to these big Companies whom have become rich with her endorsement. AND IF THESE BIG CORPORATE PEOPLE TURN THEIR BACKS ON HER I KNOW HALF OF THESE A****** HAVE SAID MORE THAN JUST N****. And these people suing her are just out for the money

383 days ago
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