Butter and Bigotry: Paula Deen is Racist and Terrible

[ 140 ] June 19, 2013 |

Another day, another celebrity being dropkicked off their pedestal. I woke up to find out that Paula Deen, the Matron Saint of Butter and Diabeetus Diet is a grade A racist. This is like finding out that Santa Claus killed the Tooth Fairy. Because she looks like Mrs. Claus and seems like she likes to give the kind of hugs where you get crushed by her bosom in love.

To find out she’s racist and basically an awful person disappoints me much. Well, actually I knew she was a mess when we found out she had THE DIABEETUS all these years and started hawking the medication she takes while creating recipes that clogged our hearts and messed up our sugars.

SHAME ON YOU, PAULA!

I already came up with a name and cover for her biography though (and a cover, because I’m helpful like that):

Paula Deen Story

Dear writer who is working on this right now, you’re welcome. Invite me to the book signing.

Antywho, Radar Online reported this story, and it stems from last year’s lawsuit against Paula from one of her former employees. Lisa Jackson, manager of Paula’s restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, claims that she used the N-word and was harassed and assaulted by her brother Bubba. I clearly haven’t been paying attention because this is my first time hearing of the suit.

In a videotaped deposition from May, Paula Deen basically showed her ass, and admitted to being ignorant, racist and just an overall terrible person. Huffington Post has a transcript, and she admitted to using the N-word and then gave them examples of the jokes she made too, talmbout “most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”

OH.

As if that wasn’t bad enough. Paula Deen wanted to hire an all-Black wait staff for some wedding because she got the idea from another event she went (which was clearly run by dreaful bigots too). O_________o

“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War… It was not only black men, it was black women… I would say they were slaves.”

i cant even gif

So let me get this straight. She thought it was cute to get an all-Black wait staff because she wanted to throwback to the good ol’ days around the Civil War?!? Girl WHAT? I don’t e’em know what to say because it’s so offensive that the word offensive is offended. And you know, Black servants in white jackets and bow ties ARE SO DARLING! They go so well with the ambiance. O_____________O. And that “I would say they were slaves” had me so unable to even deal that I had to read the quote 5 times before I even acknowledged it was there.

The woman is so terrible that she should be the villain in a Disney movie. They should write a movie RIGHT NOW where she is the antagonist but give her no credit, because surely this type of terrible deserves to be immortalized with great song and a shadeful sidekick. She can be named Maula Mean. You’re welcome, Disney/Pixar. Just invite me to the premiere.

Ugh.

And today is Juneteenth, Freedom Day. We find out Paula is tryna pretend we are still slaves here to serve her. Can Black folks get a discount on butter for the next 24 hours or nah? I’m asking. For a friend. (-__-)

I should have known Paula Deen was awful all these years. Why else would she have recipes of fried butter to dip butter in butter and garnish with butter? She’s trying to kill us all!

Paula Deen Color Butter

That sweet Southern Grandmother schtick. IT’S A WRAP! Well, she’s like the racist Grandmother who still waves the Confederate flag. You know the one that refers to your non-white friends as “the coloreds?” Yes, that one.

So did y’all know that Paula Deen was racist and terrible? Or am I the only person who is surprised?

Edit: Twitter just spent the last 3 hours going IN on Paula Deen with the #PaulasBestDishes hashtag. I created a post that collected some of the best gems. You will cry laughing!

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  1. Christie says:

    In the words of Huggie Lowdown from TJMS ….who knew!!!!! If I didn’t actually use those Paula Seen pots and pans I got for Christmas I’d throw that shiggitty away!

  2. mz.niecy says:

    Racism is very much alive and well in America. She isn’t the only one who feels this way. Corporate America is very much like her they just can’t afford the lawsuits as she can.

    SMH

  3. Danielle says:

    I won’t lie…. I’m hurt. Ms. Deen hurt my feelings & my appetite. Who I’m supposed to watch now? Rachael Ray? No. I don’t wanna.

  4. Jabari says:

    So yea, Paula Deen, DONE WITH YOU!!!! You and this antebellum brand of foolish can go have a stadium of seats. See, God don’t like ugly which is why you have the Sugars (as my granny say). Your son Bobby, however, all healthy and cute, could prolly get it on the low. #ijs #dontjudgeme

  5. Ms. B says:

    I saw her say to Al Roker that she “loooved his bald head”‘ and she might have even caressed it on camera. I thought she liked Chocolate , ’til I started hearing about her racist exploits last year. Then again, southern whites like to rub a Black head or good luck.

  6. Monique says:

    What did she think about Miss Oprah, whose show she appeared on several times. Was she like a slave, too?

  7. Yetunde says:

    I knew something was off about her when she pronounced confectioner’s sugar CONFECTIONATE.

    Sounds too much like CONFEDERATE.

  8. TajMahal says:

    HA! Found this out last year. Not surprised.

  9. Margaret says:

    I’M….I’m…I have no words

  10. Fayla says:

    *clutching my buttered pearls*

    lawd WHY Paula?? were the “slaves” asked to speak in “slave talk” as well? ya know? to complete the experience? were ppl able to whip the servants if they served from the wrong side?? these are questions that need answers! i am BEYOND unable to can. my “can-ability” has been disabled till Paula “Butter Blue Eyes” Dean makes a public apology for trying to set black folks back a few centuries.

    tuh!

    • TajMahal says:

      She can hold on to any apologies. She wasn’t sorry the first 50-some-odd years she was racist, she won’t find the light now. Be racist, whatever. Just don’t act like you’re not. If she apolgizes for frontin’, I’ll take that.

      • Tekiebelu says:

        ^^^THIS^^^ rightchere!

      • lulu says:

        You know. I don’t want her and other white folks who are racist apologizing to me for the way they feel. I figure after all this time if you hate people of color because you feel you are better than us because you are white or that this country belongs to you and no one else because you are white , then an apology wont change the way you feel and wont stop me from not giving a damn if you stay on this earth or suffer a horrible life. So keep it, and just be your racist selves but don’t expect black people to act like we should be okay with you mistreating us or talking shit about us.

  11. DJ says:

    For me, it’s one of those things that I knew, deep in my heart, but I didn’t want it thrown in my face. Dang it!! And I was planning to hit that buffet up in Tunica this weekend…oh well

  12. B says:

    I found out she was racist 3 years ago when I read about her saying she wanted to cater a wedding in the style of a Shirley Temple movie with “N’s” tap dancing around. I kicked her TV show etc to the curb right THEN & told everyone I knew! Here’s a link for that story:

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/03/paula-deen-n-word-lawsuit-reveals-racial-slur-against-president-obama/

  13. Lashawn says:

    O_____O. I’m so disappointed! SMH. But not surprised…..

  14. Milaxx says:

    Not gonna lie, when the diabetes scandal hit, I felt vindicated in my hate of Paula Deen, her nasty, fake Southern cooking and her down home shtick. This is just further evidence of why my gut always disliked this woman. Something in the back of my mind always made me dislike her.

    • TajMahal says:

      Yes, this is exactly how I felt.

    • Sonya M says:

      Milaxx, me too …. her spirit reeked “untrustworthy”. Omission is paramount to lying to me! She was pushing unhealhty eating on the public while on the DL with her salad and medication until opportunity presented a sponsorship of said medication. Girl, bye bye …. the truth is always revealed.

  15. Brittni says:

    Oh people, please. Of course that old bat is racist. Anyone that makes southern food that good must surely have a team of on-sight negroes locked away in chains in their basement passing along plantation recipes.

    Frankly, I’ve lived in Atlanta long enough that when I meet old white people that AREN’T bigoted, I’m surprised.

    Now, I have excluded her from my Kwanzaa card list from now on…but I’m sure she’ll survive…til the diabeetis does its due diligence :-|

  16. Ursula. I choose Ursula as the role she plays in the live action Little Mermaid adaptation.

  17. nichole says:

    And I was on Team Paula when she had that dust-up with Anthony Bourdain.

    This revelation about Paula Deen’s deposition is shocking. I guess I wouldn’t have thought Paula would talk this way and be so open in doing it.

    I’m very disappointed.

  18. HolliLoki says:

    This is old news, Luvvie, I’m sorry. The news that she’s a Dixiehugger came out at the same time she broke the story about her health, but the hambeast sandwichmonster had her PR people bury that “I want to throw an Antebellum party too” story the minute it came out of her gaping maw.

    http://jezebel.com/5820577/colonial+themed-wedding-included-authentic-all+black-servant-staff

    • Ewa says:

      Can’t see anything racial with this wedding.It was planned to be in Out of Africa style and it was like that. As for white only guests – that’s normal, probably Dave and Chantalle didn’t have any black friends. Can’t see any protest about celebrating the Thangiving Day or dressing up as Native Amercians for Halloween, even if both are racil as hell. Isn’t it hypocrisy ?

    • tc says:

      dead @ hambeast sandwichmonster with a gaping maw. sooo dead!!!

  19. Rhonda says:

    As a southerner, and someone who’s jaded, I’m not shocked AT ALL. I agree with Brittni, when I meet Caucasians her age that are nice, I’m surprised. She won’t get a dime of my money. God don’t like ugly and apparently she’s ugly through and through.

  20. DonnaRanae says:

    What does Mother Oprah think about Paula now. Oh and can we file a class action lawsuit or something for being duped and bamboozled. I’m just asking. I never bought nothing of hers. Maybe I knew deep down miss southern belle was in fact miss bigoted bi/ch!!!!!

  21. Dana says:

    I lived in Savannah awhile back. It is not really a melting pot so when she came with her game, I was suspect. Quite frankly, she looks like she gives candy to the random black children she meets because they are “all disadvantaged and come from nothing”. She never had my trust or taste buds.

  22. yeah so says:

    She had always reminded me of every older white woman that instantly disliked me for reasons unknown to me. Perhaps catching flashbacks to a time when thier husband would have preferred my cabin to her bed. I think every sister can relate #yeahisaidit

  23. asetdivine says:

    Doesn’t surprise me all that much. I lived in Mississippi and Paula Deen is a typical southern white woman. It’ll probably come out soon that she stole all her recipes from Black people that work for her. She can miss me with her bigot biscuits.

    P.S…. Butter,bigotry,and blue eyes,Luvvie? I am hollerin’ right now..LMAO!!

    • RozB says:

      “Bigot biscuits”. I am crying right now!

    • piscesgirl says:

      Exactly. I’m fromt the South. Not shocked in the least bit.

    • lulu says:

      Bigot Biscuits is freaking hilarious. I KNOW she had to have gotten those recipes from black folk. White people down south, in my opinion cant cook like that unless they had Hattie Mae showin’em.

      • ChunkyDlyte says:

        DEAD at Bigot Biscuits. Yeah, the majority of white folks southern cooking usually consists of putting corn flakes on top of everything, not sure why but that’s been my experience.

  24. Pak says:

    But we got that BLACK wife, up in that WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!

  25. Rae says:

    Not surprised at all. I live in FL and everything about her always remind me of the town where my parents grew up. As we walked down the dirt road to the country store, a truck full of white folks would drive by with kids loaded onto the back. They would shout racial slurs and make offensive hand gestures. The truck was driven by their mama who looked and sound just like Paula Deen. I never could watch her show because this is what I always thought of.

  26. Tracey says:

    Dayum, Paula…why you gotta be a racist? I may havta start eating margarine in protest just to spite you. (Kicks a stick of butter, walks off in tears….)

  27. Tonia says:

    Dayum shame and I liked her too. #smh

  28. piscesgirl says:

    I heard about this last year when it happened…can’t say I’m shocked. smh

  29. RozB says:

    This is why I laughed for three days when she got hit in the face with a ham. An. Entire. Ham.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btq3u7oi7K8

    Paula Deen ‘Ran head on into a hog!’

  30. Mister says:

    So its ok to say Nigger but not gay or nohomo? So you grown mature college educated people who loved Freaknik, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Nas, Ice Cube, etc…..(list way too long) evidently were not listening to the words of the old 90s rap music.

    This is very typical for Southern Whites. Other Whites are laughing their ass off and telling you they are offended. Till SOMEONE does something (picket her store on St. Patrick’s Day or burn the damn thing down) this is normal southern living! I hate to admit it and generally disgusted by it. However, I’m not judging the people who live there because I no longer walk in their shoes.

    Keep talking about it, maybe she and her rich ass friends will change.

  31. clova82 says:

    I’m sorry, but I must say, this article is filled with so much jibber jabber, that I could barely understand what the writer is trying to convey. Why aren’t we writing these types stories about Oprah. She’s just as racist, regarding her own people. Someone mentioned Rachel Ray, I find her to be just as racist and two thumbs down to Rachel, another one of Oprah’s success stories. Whenever Oprah chose anyone of color as a “project” she always chose the people who were television stars and didn’t have a strong educational background. She knew they wouldn’t succeed. This would make the majority of us think, At least Oprah tried to help her people. She only chose to “verbally” help those of color, who had already “Made” it, i.e., Luther Vandross, Tyler Perry, Barrack Obama, Tina Turner. Just a few on her short list. When her ratings went down for OWN, she decided to toss us a “n*&*&*&rish” bone called,Love Thy Neighbor. And used one of us to do it. She’s not much different from Paula. Let’s tell it all.

    • Lenore says:

      Umm I don’t know if you noticed but this is a majority COMEDY site. That “jibber jabber ” as you call it, is funny. If you wanted straight news, no sprinkles or frosting, you are in the wrong place. So please have a seat in the waiting room and someone might be out to assist you shortly.

    • Town says:

      You mad Missy Paula got outed as a racist? Go eat some We Shall OverCrumb Cake and have a seat! Thanks for playing!

    • Tekiebelu says:

      And please help yourself to the Get Yo Life cheese platter while you wait…

  32. Marra says:

    I just cried tears of buttercream. I wasn’t eem mad at paula when she had the sugars, cuz honestly, DUHHH. I never made any of her recipes I just watched for the laughs. But alas, all good things must come to an end. So long Paula

    • Dee says:

      Haha, this comment was hilarious. “Eem mad!” “The sugars!” LOL.

      The sad/funny thing is, a lot of my family talks like this so I know exactly how this sounds.

  33. Moc says:

    I knew it…everytime she had people of color on her show (any color besides hers), she was very demeaning to them. I won’t be watching the show anymore since my feelings are confirmed, but a couple of weeks ago Chris Rock’s mom was the guest, and Paula kept trying the demeaning behavior. Chris’ mom nicely read her every time!

  34. Cubanamama says:

    LOLing at all these comments–no doubt she’ll have her share of apologists. I always knew there was something about her that rubbed me the wrong way (how she’ll mewl ‘Yaaaaawwwwwwwl!” in that exaggerated Southern drawl of hers–guh! Nails on a chalkboard!). Luvvie, I’m addicted to your blog because of stuff like this post. You do know your way around some funny, girl!

  35. Carla says:

    I’m disappointed, but not thoroughly surprised. I think I did put her cookware on my wedding registry but that’s easily fixable. However, I’mma keep using her cream cheese icing recipe for my red velvet cake. That icing is the truth, the way, AND the light!

  36. Briana says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how hilarious this post was. Shame on Paula Dean!

  37. I-Cant-Be-A-Dean-Now says:

    I am saddened, but not surprised! Now my hopes to be her daughter-in-law is shattered as well as my dreams to work for Dog the Bounty Hunter. :(

    BUT if WE are truly honest with ourselves… we don’t like this, but can you really throw stones. I mean, be perfectly honest… when you assumed no one was looking or would never find out… have you NEVER EVER EVER said anything remotely derrogatory towards people of other races (doesn’t mean you used slang racial terms, but it could mean you had some very stereotypical or demeaning things to say). And this could go towards one’s own race as well. This just brings to light some things never change in terms of race, but even as we preach tolerance or equality many of us are or have done the same thing… yet we seek forgiveness for our indescretions.

    Now if she asked for forgiveness and apologized I could forgive. I won’t forget… and I have never purchased one of her products and until this happens won’t go to her spot in Savannah.

    • Town says:

      But that’s the thing: she’s admitted yes, she calls people those things and it’s not her responsibility or problem because they’re offended by it. She’s not seeking forgiveness from racial minorities and Jews and if she apologizes, it won’t be because she’s sorry she offended those groups (she’s already said it’s not her problem). WHEN she apologizes it will be because white people are offended and she doesn’t want to lose her white audience.

      I believe the woman who brought the suit about is a white woman. Paula & Friends must have felt mighty comfortable dropping racial jokes, assuming the woman who brought the charges was just like them.

  38. E. Lee says:

    Help Jesus, I’m sitting at my desk in this practice full of “uncoloreds” and i just hollered uncontrollably. Im talking bout the kinda holler u hear at black funerals when the community dope head gets shot and his baby mommas run to the casket as its getting closed!!
    Im just so hurt, i felt like Paula was my grandma…in reality Paula prob had my grandma cook for her banquets and shat. Lawd please don’t lemme get fired, im just a mere intern and the only black here….yall pray my sKrength in the Lawd as i smile in the midst of pain and butter!!!

  39. Nef says:

    I’ve never been a Paula Deen fan; she always seemed to be overdoing it with her food and trying too hard to emit “southern charm”. But she definitely needs to have a seat in her Hoveround. I wonder how Mother Oprah feels about her about now since she loved her so much.

  40. rikyrah says:

    between this on spot post and Black twitter…thank you, Luvvie.

  41. NicoleWJ says:

    “On-site Negroes” huh…like they did Lafayette on “True Blood” when he was selling V!

  42. kp says:

    Paula Deen has always been this way. She’s not even from Savannah & her accent is fake. Black people who aren’t tourists really don’t eat at her restaurants bc her food may look good, but it tastes horrible. Never been a fan.

  43. JuneBug says:

    What do you mean she should be a villian in a Disney movie, wasn’t her ass in The Little Mermaid?

  44. Ra says:

    In honor of this momentous (albeit despicable)occasion, I hereby call for the creators of The Boondocks to have a cautionary tale episode about this woman. It’s ripe with Boondocks flavored jokes allllready. It can be part II to the Itis Restaurant episode, when everyone was eating all that nastiness and sleeping in the restaurant on beds.

  45. BE says:

    Arghhhh…. I bake and have a few of her stuff. Now I just wanna throw them out. Or hit her up side the head with her rolling pin.

  46. amoeji says:

    Finding this out makes the time she got hit in the face with the frozen ham that much more hilarious. God don’t like ugly

  47. latebut says:

    all i know is that #paulasbestdishes trending topic is the GREATEST. i laughed until i cried.

    #WhislingWhileTheyWorkWatermelon
    #MassaRoniandCheese
    #BackOfTheBusBiscuits

    and on and on!

  48. Malika says:

    What they failed to report is that the event where all the staff were of African-American decent was a African-American wedding of a prominent entertainer in Atlanta! I knew a friend who works for the event planning company and told me Paula was there. I believe Paula’s comments on the event were not meant to be racist, but complementry to the professional staff. What you should really ask is why did a prominant black family feel like it was necessary for all of their “help” to also be black. It was not coincidence, but a requirement from the family! Are they trying to help their people??

  49. Camesha says:

    Maula Mean though… LOL! I swear, nothing surprises me anymore.

  50. Valencia says:

    I am NOT surprised! I was raised/live in Georgia. Therefore, others shouldn’t be surprised.

  51. LaTasha says:

    Luvvie you are a mess!! I have to say I am not surprised. Something about her did not rub me the right way. What I find interesting for people of other races that don’t like black folk why do you copy everything we do? For example, Paula deans cooks what she calls “southern cooking” but it’s nothing but soul food. Am I the only one who picked that up?

  52. Mira Zaki says:

    oh my god, you are the funniest human on EARTH! this made my day- I literally cannot stop laughing! Best post of the year :)

  53. Sane Jane says:

    I LUV’ed the Pride and Prejudice GIF! ( One of my favorite Movies, by the way). I heard about the lawsuit some time ago and hoped it wasn’t true, just some disgruntled employee lyin, and tryin to make Paula look bad….. I wonder what the Food Network will do about keeping her show on the air?

  54. Annette says:

    Well I knew something was wrong. Years back there seem to be an issue with Oprah and Paula. Oprah usually works it out but something was there. Oprah didn’t think she was genuine. You could see it in her first time interview with Paula. I will always remember that there seemed to be some type of friction.

    Not surprised this is the deep South and it was how she was raised. I try not to think about this on a daily basis but it happens. Wonder what the fall out will be.

  55. Justina says:

    Like everyone else here I am not surprised. First of all I never trusted that bitch because she isn’t clean. I have seen a couple of cooking shows where she has either licked her fingers and kept handling food without washing her hands or she licks the spoon and puts it back in the pot. That did it for me. I can’t stand a nasty cook. How can you lick your fingers and spoons and expect other people to eat behind you? Just nasty!

    Also I saw her on some late night show and she had the gall to put cheddar cheese in some damn brownies. This was before the frying butter incident. As far as I am concerned frying butter and cheddar cheese brownies have nothing to do with southern cooking or soul food. If anything, her type of “cuisine” epitomizes white trash cooking. You the ones who always bring some shit to the work potlucks that no one other than the other trashy white folks eat. Like green jello with pretzels, grapes, peaches, and whipped cream all in the same bowl. I kid you not someone actually made this for a potluck at work.It looked like the green slime we used to play with as kids. Everything was in that jello except loose change. That is the kind of crap Paula Deen’s cooking reminds me of, so the only thing that surprises me about her is that she actually managed to make it this far in her career.

    Her racist ways are not surprising at all. However, I am wondering a few things.

    1) Are Oprah and Gayle going to sneak back to her house on the low so they can continue to grease it on back with Paula?

    2) Will a petition be made to get her products out of the stores, and pull her show from the food network.

  56. Elizabeth says:

    Wow.. I cannot believe that in this day and age that this is still a huge issue. Seriously wake up and smell the coffee PAULA we are in the 21st century not the 1700′s!!! I will NEVER buy another thing with the PAUL DEAN label on it and have posted to facebook so all my family and friends know as well what a horrible person she is!! SHAME ON YOU PAULA!!!

  57. catina says:

    RACIST ASS _ITCH!!!! that’s all i have!!

  58. Sunny says:

    LUVVIE–find Paula Deen’s website and post a link to this page. She needs to read how disgusted we are with her.

  59. Natalie says:

    Sorry, but putting 10 sticks of butter and two pounds of sugar on, in and around everything isn’t COOKING. I only watched her show I think twice ever and found it all disgusting and pointless and I cracked up at her BEETUS announcement even before I found all of this out.

    I can’t believe that someone actually just made SANDRA LEE the other white trash cuisine cook on the network look good by comparison to me. Plus, now that she lost all that weight, she looks like a wrinkled bag of bones, LOL I hope that bitch chokes on a frozen stick of butter.

  60. Moni says:

    Damm! And she was the one who brought the Neelys to the Food Network!

    Side Note: Bigot Biscuits is the funniest shit EVA! I can’t with you Luvvie…

  61. Alisa says:

    “Say goodbye to Miss Laura”…I mean Miss Paula. Blow that filly into another room with that mess!

  62. Biba says:

    She does look like Ursula from the Little Mermaid, though.

  63. EarthaStarr says:

    Luvvie Luvvie Luvvue!!!
    A) you’re a freakin’ hoot

    B) thanks for putting me on. So dang disappointed. I love(d) Paula…SMFH.

    C) y’all outta control w the #PaulasBestDishes tweets. But man was I roflmao!!

  64. UseYourBrain says:

    The woman who is suing Paula Deen, Lisa Jackson, is WHITE, not black. She claims that black people were forced to used separate bathrooms and to use a separate door to enter/exit. She claims she quit in disgust in 2010. However, other sources say she was fired for allegedly having sex wih the servers. Not a single employee backs up her story. Repeat not a single employee backs up her story. On top of that, Lisa Jackson says she developed panic attacks and is suing for money. So let me get real blunt here. This white woman wants money because she allegedly was traumatized by seeing black people abused.

    As far as the N word goes, Paula Deen is an honest woman. She admitted she said it with regards to a black man who stuck a gun in her face during a robbery. People need to cut her some slack due to the situation.

    • EssKayGA says:

      We don’t have to cut Paula shit but a pat of butter to put on her ass from where it got burned and roasted today. What Lisa Jackson has to say isn’t what set this off; it was what Paula said herself that did it, and it goes way beyond calling some robber a nigger, which is still racist, by the way. You don’t get a pass for only hating people in times of distress, and that little antidote doesn’t scratch the surface of the bullshit Paula spewed in her deposition. If people don’t want to be called racists, perhaps they should, you know, not do racist shit. She’s also a misogynist and anti-Semite. Charming woman. Use your brain to defend someone who deserves it.

  65. Greg says:

    I agree with EssKayGA. Very well said…

  66. PoeticSoul says:

    Oh Paula……you just had to make me throw that damn cookbook of yours that I had out after I stomped the all be damned out of it……..and if I see one more person say but black people use it all the time…….Sigh……..why is “well black people use it, why can’t we” always used as an excuse? A better question would be why do you even WANT to use the word? Why do you feel slighted because you can’t? How does this negatively impact your life? I don’t get it, I never have. You want to be entitled to use this word with a rich history of hate and negativity just off principle? I don’t understand it at all…….and Paula, bish you tried it……

  67. Qhemet says:

    I don’t know why any person of color should be shocked because racism will always exist. ALL white folks are RACIST. These people are not ignorant or stupid because they know what they are doing.

    The correct term is white sociopathy.

    “The word people of color are searching for – and that most white people are desperately avoiding – is sociopathic. Once more, kids: Tim Wise and Dr. Robert Jensen warned their fellow white people of sociopathy as a byproduct of white privilege and institutionalized racism. These people, and the millions like them, are operating without essential human parts, the most integral of all being the conscience. They are soulless and lacking; they are empty and utterly defective. Oh…they were born human, but then white privilege conditioned the “human” out of them.

    “I have a choice: I can be white — that is, I can refuse to challenge white supremacy or centrality — or I can be a human being. I can rest comfortably in the privileges that come with being white, or I can struggle to be fully human. But I can’t do both. Though the work is difficult, the choice for those of us who are white should be easy.”

    ~ Dr. Robert Jensen

  68. Yetunde says:

    Oh Luvvie. I love reading your blog. Then you’ll Loooooove this one http://jezebel.com/5820577/colonial+themed-wedding-included-authentic-all+black-servant-staff lolol This bride actually left Europe to plan her wedding in South Africa, just so she could have a “my ancestors throwback event” full will black servants in red hats.

  69. Tee says:

    We keep running with this idea that because she is southern born that is the reason for her racism. Only partially. Racists can be from ANYWHERE. There is plenty of racism in the North and west coast but we keep playing ourselves to believe that the South is the only hub for that. Bobby and any of these other whites on tv that may be from the North or west coast are probably just as racist but they are alot smarter than Paula’s dumb ass and they keep it far away from the cameras or the public eye.

  70. Carm says:

    I guess I am naïve because this did surprise me. She seemed like everyone’s favorite, wise, loving gramma who would hug you so tight you would get lost in her boobs. I shouldn’t be surprised, people are capable of all sorts of nasty things..I just didn’t think she was one of them.

    “it’s so offensive that the word offensive is offended” Perfect!

  71. CoCo says:

    A lot of little old sweet seeming white ladies down here are like this. In fact it is so common that they don’t think it is odd or wrong at all. I would go so far as to say that they don’t even purposely bother to refrain from saying and doing racist things in public. They just avoid people of other races so proficiently that it never comes up in mixed company because they are rarely IN mixed company. I’m telling you they are reading news stories about Paula right now saying “Well, that doesn’t make her a bad person.” because they’re just like her. There is a myth among many fair skinned southern communities that you can hate because “that’s just how you were raised” and still be a good person.

  72. Silk! says:

    I had to turn on Closed Captioning just so this little California girl could understand her. I don’t have to worry about that now.

    Other observations:

    1) Her sons are gorgeous. But I wouldn’t want her for a mother in law.

    2) I remember when the suit was first announced. Sorry that it had to come to this.

    3) Every time I peeked at Twitter yesterday, I was in tears. I have never seen Tweetdeck move so fast. Folks were fast, furious and funny!

  73. Michelle says:

    I am stunned. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at anything these days, after the backlash on the Cheerios commercial. I love Paula Deen’s cooking, even though I know it’s not good for me. I am really really bummed right now. How could she?

  74. “Girl WHAT? I don’t e’em know what to say because it’s so offensive that the word offensive is offended.” BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
    I’m not going to let you kill me with laughing this time Miss Luvvie!!! You are so terrible! Hilarious!!!!!

  75. Oof. This just makes my heart hurt. And I even ‘get’ the whole Civil War argument… not defending, just saying I see the whole ‘states rights’ issue from the South’s point of view, but what I can NEVER fathom is the ‘enslaving another human’ issue. That NEVER should have happened. There is nothing ‘cute’ about a Civil War party. She should sit her fat ass down and watch the movie Amazing Grace… it SO opened my eyes to what slavery was REALLY LIKE (not just looking cute in their servant outfits) and I hope it would hers too.

  76. cb says:

    I’m not surprised she is an old white southern woman…I’m from South Carolina this is not surprising, then again bigots/racists are all over the world. It’s Obama fault

  77. Anna V. says:

    I’m not surprised, hurt though? Yes. What I am truly angry by isn’t what she said, but all the people that are rushing to her defense. I mean they will use some of the most asinine excuses such as “black people say it all the time” or “she was born in a different time period” or “saying racist words doesn’t make you a racist”. The only thing worse than racist are the people that rush to defend it.

  78. Mark says:

    Thanks: I arrived at your site by typing “why paula deen is hideous white trash.” I consider myself duly edified! Thanks again.

  79. Rita Arens says:

    it’s so offensive that the word offensive is offended — exactly

    I had no idea Paula Deen was a horrible person. I am disgusted with everything she said, more disgusted with the fact she has no idea how incredibly wrong, wrong, wrong her thought process is, and very aware for the millionth time in my life that people can present one way in public and be very different in private and it is my life goal to be the exact same person in both places.

    The only good thing to come of this is the wrath of all the sane people who live in the year 2013.

  80. Beckels says:

    I was born and raised in California by two parents whose upbringing was always tinged with racial slurs, however, they stepped away from that mindset and color, religion, race, socio-econ. standing never weighed in under our roof. However, going back to see relatives in the Mid-West and South was always a shock because the “isms” were laced through and through, aunts, uncles, cousins. I too was shocked, but I also realized that this way of thinking was all they knew and the only way to impact it was to speak my mind, clearly, rationally and as God would want with compassion. I’m not condoning it, absolutely not, but to hate someone for it is just as wrong as being hated for any other reason. My aunt went to her grave referring to people of color in a multitude of politically incorrect ways. But her children have known a different world and change comes very slowly in the south. Personally the confederate flag should be outlawed as I find it reprehensible to say the least, but it wouldn’t change the mindset of those who still see it as “ok”. That will take a few more generations and a change in attitude from everyone. The truth is that change is possible, it just won’t come through revolutionary aggression. Just sayin’

  81. George says:

    Paula Deen has done absolutely nothing wrong. Well, she did do one thing wrong: she issued an apology. An apology for nothing.

    It’s a shame that we as a society have allowed the malignant cancer that is political correctness to totally stifle free speech.

    • ferner says:

      @george

      It never ceases to amaze me how conservative types have such trouble distinguishing between “stifling free speech” and “someone daring to disagree with me”.
      In the strange, topsy-turvy worldview of folk like yourself, the only way to have ‘free speech’ is if nobody ever challenges or disagrees with or criticises anything you or your kind say, ever, under any circumstances.

      Anyone putting forward any other point-of-view from your own is being ‘politically correct’ and thus ‘stifling free speech’. I find this a bizarre perspective. Apparently the only way to have ‘free speech’ is if nobody but you is allowed to speak!

  82. Leon says:

    Really, people. This happened years ago…with a gun pointed at her. Shoot, anyone would say profanities. Blacks are always calling whites pigs. No ones agueing that. Please, I’m so sick of this double standard. If you don’t want it around you then make a change. Stop using it among yourselves. Shoot, a black calling another black a “ni…” Is not changing anything. We all have stigmas as to other races. If you don’t you’re a lier. Doesn’t mean your a racist. We all have them. The way I See it, is that after years later someone in need of a buck comes out in protest. Just wants a buck. I stand by Deen. Stupid words come out, doesnt mean your a racist. Stop spreading hate. Forgive and move on. Yeah, like you all have NEVER made racial remarks…please. Grow up you all. Yeah throw away her pots and pan (after spending your hard earned cash) that’s just stupid and ignorant. No ones gonna pat you on the back for it. : /

  83. Toby says:

    Look! Are y’all that double standard? Really dissing a woman for a word she used 26 years ago! She isn’t the first and she won’t the last! And y’all are happy a white woman lost everything cuz of racial slurs, yet y’all think its ok for rapper Lil Wayne, whos black, can say any racial slurs in his music and stomp on the American flag and say nothing! Y’all are the biggest double standard hypocrites! If u fire Paula then get rid of Lil Wayne to!

  84. KARLA says:

    BLACK PEOPLE ARE MORE RACIST THAN WHITE. SHE IS NOT THE FIRST NOR WILL BE THE LAST TO MAKE RACIAL JOKES. AND AS FAR AS HER EMPLOYEES IN WHITE UNIFORMS WERE BEING PAID..NOT SLAVES

  85. Gisela says:

    I have never witnessed such deliberate lies in all of my life. He who is without sin may cast the first stone at Paula Deen. Black people can get away with it, right? Give me a break.

  86. troop says:

    Omg, the last few comments offer a diffrent view, I got to say I agree. What a complete crock soo many people talking junk about Paula. Somehow I doubt these same people will will acknowledge the double standard when it comes to bigotry. So it is ok for African Americans to say anything degrading to and about other races, but dont dare say anything remotely racist about African Americans. Ican not count the times that something said in no way shape or form was racist, but somehow it gets turned that way.

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