Paula Deen Is Back, Y’All!

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A tearful Paula Deen received a standing ovation at the Metro Cooking & Entertaining show in Houston on Saturday, telling her audience, “These are tears of joy, y’all.”

The Southern chef said it was her first public appearance since the controversy surrounding her erupted three months ago. She told the crowd that she wanted to make her first appearance in Texas because “you are forgiving folks with hearts as big as your state,” according to People.

The controversy started when a former employee sued the chef and her brother for racial discrimination and sexual harassment. In June, Deen admitted in a deposition that she’d used racial slurs in the past, exacerbating the controversy.

As part of the fallout, Deen was fired from the Food Network and lost many lucrative endorsement deals.

After she finished her cooking demo at the Houston event on Saturday, People reported that she approached a cameraman, put her face close to the lens, and proclaimed, “I’m back!”

(People)

13 comments
illegalconspiracy
illegalconspiracy

It seems anti-black racism is not a big deal with many people nowadays.  I think we are going back in time.

AdamStevenson
AdamStevenson

Gee, I wonder how much her publicist paid Andy Meek to write that she's "back, y'all" because she did a cooking demo - in TEXAS. LOL

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

Bravo, Paula Deen!!!!

All of the media - including linguine-spined TIME Magazine - was rooting for her failure.  They wanted her to be completely and utterly eviscerated.

Kudos to her for showing the media pansies up!!!

gmatt_911
gmatt_911

For her fans, a list of what she did: 

  • Paula Deen, while planning her brother’s wedding in 2007, was asked what look the wedding should have. She replied, “I want a true southern plantation-style wedding.” When asked what type of uniforms the servers should wear, Paula stated, “well what I would really like is a bunch of little n*ggers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around;
  • Black staff had to use the back entrance to enter and leave restaurant;
  • Black staff could only use one bathroom;
  • Black staff couldn’t work the front of the restaurants;
  • Brother Bubba stated his wishes: “ I wish I could put all those n*ggers in the kitchen on a boat to Africa”;
  • Bubba asked a black driver and security guard “don’t you wish you could rub all the black off you and be like me? You just look dirty; I bet you wish you could.” The guy told Bubba he was fine as is;
  • Bubba on President Obama: they should send him to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so he could n*gger-rig it;
  • He shook an employee (Black again) and said” F your civil rights…you work for me and my sister Paula Deen;
  • Paula’s son Jaime’s best friend managed the Lady & Sons restaurant. He threatened to fire all the ‘Monkeys’ in the kitchen. When Paula found out…she slapped him on the wrist and suggested that the employee visited Paula’s $13,000,000 mansion so he felt special and could be massaged.

Openminded1
Openminded1

I heard you getting a new cooking show on BET, she just has to learn the vernacular .

mandrews445
mandrews445

Of course she would be back. She has mansions to pay off and doesn't know how to do anything else. May i suggest arts and crafts.

Berean
Berean

@gmatt_911 And your references that support your comment are…where?

Even a seventh grader knows that you have to support your claims and assertions with evidence. I'll believe it when you show it.