Of Course I Use The N Word: Recent Testimony Reveals Paula Deen’s Racist Ways
For some reason I really thought Paula Deen was a cool, older lady. On her Emmy winning show, “Paula’s Home Cooking” she was adorable, relatable and she loved butter.
But today, we’re seeing a realer, more disgusting side of Ms. Deen.
According to RadarOnline, in a May 17 deposition that was taped, Paula Deen was asked if she used the N word. The 66 year old responded: “Yes, of course,” and proceeded to give examples of the ways in which she’d used the word.
“It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
During the deposition Paula was questioned for three hours because of $1.2 million lawsuit that was filed against her in 2012 by Lisa Jackson, the General Manager for Deen’s Savannah, Georgia restaurant. Jackson claimed Deen used the N word and her brother Bubba Hiers sexually harassed her thereby inflicting distress.
Deen also admitted that she wanted the black waiters to play the role of slaves for a wedding party she was catering.
“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.”
After further questioning, Deen revealed that her brother, the one accused of sexual harassment was addicted to coke, pornography and alcohol.
Later, Bubba took the stand using the N word to refer President Barack Obama.
More revelations from these two during the deposition will appear in tomorrow’s issue of National Enquirer.
Historically, the National Enquirer hasn’t always been the most credible source, but if the testimony is recorded, it’s only a matter of time before Paula and her brother are exposed for what they really are. Either way, racist is not a good word to have associated with your brand. Personally, I’m disappointed. For whatever reason, I assumed Paula was above the Southern racist cliche. It’s all so predictable.
I would say that this recent testimony is going to hurt Deen’s empire, but she wouldn’t be the first, successful white person to express blatantly racist sentiments and continue to operate a successful business. People really just don’t care, especially if she can rationalize her behavior under the guise of jokes. As for me and mine though, I can honestly say we won’t rock with Paula or her little stankin’ recipes anymore.
And apparently, I’m not the only one, several people on “Black Twitter” have started a trending topic detailing some of Deen’s best (read: racist) recipes. Beware, you must understand satire to appreciate these recipes.