Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paula Deen Bursts Out in Tears on the Today Show

Paula Deen bursts into tears while attempting to clear her name on the Today Show with Matt Lauer.
In an emotional interview, her first since she admitted having used racial epithets, Paula Deen tearfully told TODAY's Matt Lauer Wednesday that she is not a racist; that as a businesswoman, she does not think Food Network's decision to terminate her contract was right, and that she was unsure whether the N-word was offensive to black people.
When asked by Lauer whether she was a racist, Deen replied simply, "No." Then she added, "I believe that … every one of God’s creatures was created equal. I believe that everyone should be treated equal, that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life"
When Lauer asked if Deen, who was let go from the Food Network Friday, believed her offense was a fireable one, Deen said it was not.
"Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No," she said. "I am so very thankful for the partners I have who believe in me."
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Anonymous said...

her face and her voice and everthing is annoying to me.

Anonymous said...

I watched the interview and its clear she was just trying to cover her own ass. "The things I hear these young people call each other..." Maám what does that have to do with you wanting little niggers at a wedding? I haven't been a fan of hers since that diabetes scandal broke. Sorry that her empire is crumbling, but take responsibilty for your own actions. you and your perverted brother.

Anonymous said...

Co-sign @ 7:31 a.m. Very good points.

Anonymous said...

pleez bitch you done now pass the chicken

thephotographer4you® said...

Hypocrites sit ya'll asses way in the back of the classroom.

Okay, So Let Me Explain it on da real. Far too long folks been spewing the word "Nigger" in lyrics, pass by on da streets, high five one another, dats my niggah in kitchens n pubs around the globe. When Naz titled his album eons ago "NIGGER", he got da side eye. When Jay-Z n Kanye West sang " Niggas in Paris" ummmm black folks mainly had their panties in da crack of their here comes a white woman spewing about Paula Deen calling her staff "nigger" along with bubba. Oh really now? Let me remind you. ALL HEARSAY....had Ms. Deen kept her mouth shut, we would not be having this conversation. The case has not went to trial nor has anyone heard any evidence. I get it...corporations are leaving da kitchen. Do not want to be affiliated with the southern bell. Whatever....those same corporations employ folks that spew expletives n buffoonery on the regular. When Lil Wayne, TI, Rick Ross n all dem rappers spew the word "nigger"....everybody bopped their heads. Comedians spew the word nigger on the regular....nobody said shit. Now a white chick say Ms. Deen is calling folks "nigger" n want a plantation wedding.

A former employee of Deen is suing for racial and sexual discrimination. Lisa T. Jackson’s (who is white) lawsuit alleges that Deen and Bubba Hier(her brother) committed numerous acts of violence, discrimination and racism that resulted in the end of her five-year employment at Deen’s Lady & Sons and Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House eateries in Savannah.

Now everybody waiting for Oprah to give a explanation. If I was Oprah.....stay mum darling. Fuck em. Dat southern bell called blacks a nigger. Oh many black folks call one another nigger everyday? Save the jive talk about it is different when black spew the word "nigger" or dat my niggah jive talk.

Since when did folks get antsy about someone being honest?

“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.”
… “[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.”
“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.”

In a deposition taken May 17th, Deen was asked if she had used the word Nigger? Deen said yes.

Jackson lawyer: “Have you ever used the ‘N word’ yourself?”

Deen: “Yes, of course.”

Deen testified that she probably used the racial slur when talking to her husband about “when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head.”

“I didn’t feel real favorable towards him,” she said, referring to the robber.

Jackson lawyer: “Have you used it since then?”

Deen: “I’m sure I have, but it’s been a very long time.”

Deen said she couldn’t remember other contexts in which she used the slur, but “maybe in repeating something that was said to me.”

“But that’s just not a word that we use as time has gone on,” she said. “Things have changed since the ’60s in the South. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior.”

“Bubba and I, neither one of us, care what the color of your skin is” or what gender a person is, she said. “It’s what’s in your heart and in your head that matters to us.” She also stated that “most jokes” are about Jews, gay people, black people and “rednecks.” “I can’t, myself, determine what offends another person,” she said.

Quite frankly I believe Ms. Deen. Now if only folks got in a uproar about Monsanto, poverty and education. The world would be a much better place.

dreadee said...

People need to understand what it was not just her using the word was the lying and the hiding of pertinent information that cause her contract not to be renewed and her losing sponsors. 7:31 was on point, she LIED about the diabetes issue, and now this. If she had a solid team and had some common sense, as soon as that the disposition was over, I would of done an interview with Matt Lauer and got ahead of the issue, informing my partners/sponsors beforehand. That is why she is losing her deals, not because of something she said 27 years ago.

Anonymous said...

There is no excuse for what Paula did. She is supposed to be a professional. Who is 66 yrs old and and doesn't know it is wrong and hurtful to call African American's the N word. She can get out of here with that lie. She is so embedded with her racism it is like a body part. This is 2013 she knows better than that she didn't care. She just runs that big mouth of hers and keeps on letting out all of her ignorant comments. Everybody knows manners and respecting people. She made her employees life a living hell having to deal with that racist woman. I hate to say it but she deserves everything she got. And I agree she should have had someone tell her what to say her and her son's. It just shows the mentality of people who live out in the country they are out of touch. She was taken out of the country given a good job but you couldn't take the ignorance nor racism out of her. It is amazing how dumb she really is. What she did is inexcusable she didn't know black people would be offended. She knew it . Well she needs to just go on and leave it alone.

Anonymous said...

Paula didn't learn the word from a rapper, or from a movie. She learned it from her racist ass family. And give a damn how u slice it, wanting nigger slaves at a party is nothing short of racist. The old south will never rise again, bitch. Eat a stick of butter and STFU...

WTF!!!!!!! said...

Sorry Paula, most of us have already seen the interview where you talked about your great granpappy owning slaves and killing himself b/c he lost them all. Most of us heard how you tried to down play slavery and all the horrid details about your lil plantation wedding---with dancing black pickaninny babies. I can't even go into her 'black as a blackboard' remark. She's not an ignorant southern white woman, she's a racist.

PISSES ME OFF that her PR group is trying to act like the N-word is all she did. Instead of the media telling the whole truth & pushing all her racist bullshit, they want to deflate it to just the N-word.

Then Al Sharpton and his fat fuckin sell out ass, wanted his 15 min of fame, by actually defending this butter eater. I read he works for the CIA on a hush basis, snitching on folks. He's an undercover coon-head and can't be trusted. Stacy Dash is a loon.

I can't believe some black people area actually siding with Paula Deen. But WE did this shit to ourselves by condoning the word Nigger/Nigga/Nicca/Nucca/Niglet whatever the hell you wanna call it. It's still derogatory and should have no place in our language and Ciara needs to be slapped with a frozen sword fish for her fucked up comment on this subject. Even Richard Pryor said he wouldn't say that word ever again and he didn't.

At least the Neely's said they were disappointed in Paula, and hoped that she would learn from this---and they were the ones I thought would be tap dancing in her corner.

Anonymous said...


Yes, All Charlatan and Messe Jessie are Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members. Basically they are controlled oppositions.

Honestly I'm not even disappointed in her using the n-word. She's a 60-something-year-old WHITE woman from the SOUTH; Of course she used that word. That shouldn't be the issue of her current debacle, but leave it to the MSM to oversensationalize the most trivial shit.

No one is focusing on Lisa Jackson's (a WHITE woman by the way) allegations of Deen's brother's perversion and sexual harassment. Where are all the women's groups? the DV advocates? No where to be found, per usual.

Anonymous said...

What a crock! CROCODILE TEARS that is!
Although Blacks have use the term, it has NEVER BEEN ACCEPTABLE! I am Black and yes I have used it too,when I was being stupid and even that is no excuse for it, but it STILL WASN'T and ISN'T ACCEPTABLE!
I'm older and wiser and Paula Deen is older than me. In this case being STUPID is no excuse! Hopefully she and others will learn from this. At any rate, she's richer than her grandpappy so, financially she will be just fine. Cry me a river Paula. Boo freakin Hoo!

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