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I really want to know what it is about black people that always has us constantly rushing to the defense of white people when they’re in the wrong. When Gwyneth Paltrow used the n-word, The Dream, Q-Tip, and Russell Simmons all came to her rescue, and now everyone from Al Sharpon to the queen of selling her soul to buy some attention, Stacey Dash, is defending Paula Deen.
Less than an hour ago, the actress who so boldly proclaimed to be a fiscal republican last election season and saw the most media attention she’s gotten since her Clueless
days, took to Twitter to share these sentiments on the former Food Network chef’s racial scandal.
Stacey, would you have ever tweeted that message to Paula had she not been involved in this lawsuit drama right now?
See I don’t have a problem with people supporting who they want to support. My issue, however, is when the support isn’t authentic and, in this case, serves to justify behavior that cannot be justified. Paula Deen may not be racist, but at the very least there’s no question that she’s not ignorant if she didn’t know in 2005 or 2010 or 2013 that there’s nothing cute or acceptable about black people dressing as slaves or demeaning them by referring to them with racial slurs. Unless the purpose of reaching out is to offer Ms. Deen a much needed lesson on race relations and everything that’s transpired since the civil rights movement, save the empty compliments, dished out just to insight angry reactions. The Food Network and black people will survive without diabetes-inducing Paula Deen. Trust me.
Oh, and for your comedic relief, here are the reactions Stacey’s received on Twitter thus far: