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Paula Deen's racist comments

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  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    There has always been something about her that seemed phony. Maybe she just seemed snooty to me. Wonder what Oprah thinks? They were best buds!!!!
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Love how fast the food network dropped her!!! Like a big old baked potato :lol:
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    Ugh. Paula. What have you done. I hate this on so many levels.
  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    I thought originally it was just her brother not her saying to the left comments...oh well
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  • teewalk21teewalk21 Posts: 32Registered Users
    Just a shame.. I was disappointed when I heard the news.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    I thought originally it was just her brother not her saying to the left comments...oh well

    I did not know what was going on. I saw a brief clip about it on the news when I was working and it said she admitted to using the N word when she was a bank teller in the 60's (I think). I did not get to hear the whole story and I was wondering why she was questioned/gave a deposition about something she said 40 years ago.

    This was the first time I had heard anything about her brother. It still isn't clear what her role is in this. It looks like the charges/allegations are about Bubba, but... Idk, and I don't know if I want to know what "finishing butter" is about. That was random. It's like only little tid bits are being released.

    Regardless, it's not cool, but I am curious as to what all happened. Paula gets a little frisky with men on her show. I have seen more than one episode where a male guest seems uncomfortable with the semi nasty remarks she makes. She made Cheech Marin uncomfortable, and I know that ain't easy. Cheech could give a ****. She is a HEAVY flirt, to put it mildly. I wonder if any allegations have been made against her specifically.
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    Paula gets a little frisky with men on her show. I have seen more than one episode where a male guest seems uncomfortable with the semi nasty remarks she makes. She made Cheech Marin uncomfortable, and I know that ain't easy. Cheech could give a ****. She is a HEAVY flirt, to put it mildly. I wonder if any allegations have been made against her specifically.
    ITA! I'm not sorry she got canned. She plucks my nerves in a big way...far too loud and obnoxious, and what she did proves it :cussing:
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    VTmom wrote: »
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    Paula gets a little frisky with men on her show. I have seen more than one episode where a male guest seems uncomfortable with the semi nasty remarks she makes. She made Cheech Marin uncomfortable, and I know that ain't easy. Cheech could give a ****. She is a HEAVY flirt, to put it mildly. I wonder if any allegations have been made against her specifically.
    ITA! I'm not sorry she got canned. She plucks my nerves in a big way...far too loud and obnoxious, and what she did proves it :cussing:


    She has gotten much worse on air since saying she is diabetic. There was a large difference from her first shows, to shows in her new house, but since then... WOW! I was at my moms one afternoon, and we were eating lunch watching FN. They showed a few of her more recent episodes and she was beyond crude and suggestive. It's pretty bad when your guests can hardly look you in the eye.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    she made cheech uncomfortable? when? cheech marin? Whhhaaaa?
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    It doesn't suprise me at all.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Josephine wrote: »
    It doesn't suprise me at all.


    Really. Why is this news? How old is she? Where is she from? What is her race? How is this different than 95% of the rest of all old White ppl from down South?

  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm not surprised either and I'm glad she got called out on it. I feel the accusations against her brother got swept under the rug. He was on her show.

    I read where her background was that she was afraid to leave her home, so she started making sandwiches for her sons to sell for her. From there she started a restaurant and then got her own show. She's never seemed to be this introvert to me. I saw her as being phony and needing attention. Did anyone see her on "Iron Chef America"? She was too busy trying to be funny and getting attention that she embarrassed herself.
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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    I'm not surprised either and I'm glad she got called out on it. I feel the accusations against her brother got swept under the rug. He was on her show.

    I read where her background was that she was afraid to leave her home, so she started making sandwiches for her sons to sell for her. From there she started a restaurant and then got her own show. She's never seemed to be this introvert to me. I saw her as being phony and needing attention. Did anyone see her on "Iron Chef America"? She was too busy trying to be funny and getting attention that she embarrassed herself.

    I think it was agorophobia, not introversion, but I"m not positive.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You're right. I couldn't think of the correct term for it. I remember having it at one time and I wasn't an introvert. My mistake. Thx.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Isn't she the one that used the racial slur while planning her brother's wedding. Called the waitstaff the N-word.

    I never liked her. And I'm not surprised at all the white people freaking out about it. How dare they not be able to use the N-word amongst themselves. [/sarcasm]
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    It doesn't suprise me at all.


    Really. Why is this news? How old is she? Where is she from? What is her race? How is this different than 95% of the rest of all old White ppl from down South?

    Exactly but I'm glad she's getting shamed and punished for it as she should be. In a lot of circles down here, it's perfectly acceptable. At least hide it or know your wrong socially.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    she made cheech uncomfortable? when? cheech marin? Whhhaaaa?

    Right! That takes some skill.

    He was on her show not too long ago, making some of his families favorite dishes, and he just kept shaking his head saying, "Paula, Paula, Paula".

    We're talking about a man who has done scenes scooting across a mental hospital floor, on his butt, in a straight jacket, screaming "My balls are itching!!". It takes a lot to get to him.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    It doesn't suprise me at all.


    Really. Why is this news? How old is she? Where is she from? What is her race? How is this different than 95% of the rest of all old White ppl from down South?

    I've never seen any of the old white people in my family act like that. Just because your from the south, and of a specific age, it doesn't mean your automatically racist.

    Or sexually harassing everyone who walks in the room.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »
    It doesn't suprise me at all.


    Really. Why is this news? How old is she? Where is she from? What is her race? How is this different than 95% of the rest of all old White ppl from down South?

    I've never seen any of the old white people in my family act like that. Just because your from the south, and of a specific age, it doesn't mean your automatically racist.

    Or sexually harassing everyone who walks in the room.

    All the old folks I have met from la and ms are awesome. They still pester me to come down for a visit. One of them is an white lady in her mid-eighties. Her best friend is a black lady. They known each other since they were children. They marched to washington together. When obama ran for president she said, "i hope that young man wins, just to piss off the whites." I have to see what she has to say about ms paula deen. I am sure nothing nice.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »
    It doesn't suprise me at all.


    Really. Why is this news? How old is she? Where is she from? What is her race? How is this different than 95% of the rest of all old White ppl from down South?

    I've never seen any of the old white people in my family act like that. Just because your from the south, and of a specific age, it doesn't mean your automatically racist.

    Or sexually harassing everyone who walks in the room.

    Then yours must be in that 5% I alluded to ;)

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I dont think 95% of the white people in the south are racist. There is alot, i can agree with. but no where near that many. Just because they are from the south doesnt mean they are automatically racist. There are some awesome folks down there who fought harder for civil rights than some black folks and who still fights for equal rights.
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    But i like Paula.. :l

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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Why?
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    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thelio wrote: »
    I dont think 95% of the white people in the south are racist. There is alot, i can agree with. but no where near that many. Just because they are from the south doesnt mean they are automatically racist. There are some awesome folks down there who fought harder for civil rights than some black folks and who still fights for equal rights.

    I wasn't putting 95% out there as an exact scientific calculation. I suppose your guesstimate is as good as my guesstimate, as there is never really any definitive way of knowing how many Americans are racist and are not, esp as there is not even agreement on the definition of "racism." My point was just that PD's comments and attitudes are typical of her cohort.

  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    I dont think 95% of the white people in the south are racist. There is alot, i can agree with. but no where near that many. Just because they are from the south doesnt mean they are automatically racist. There are some awesome folks down there who fought harder for civil rights than some black folks and who still fights for equal rights.

    I could not agree more. Of course I have met or encountered some racists in my life, but i think anyone anywhere can say that. It's not limited to the South, by any means.

    There is one area I can think of, about three hours from me, that is full of racists. It's a way back in the woods militia town, and most people who run the militias here are from the North. Detroit to be exact. Some scary people live there. They are mean, all the way around, and I'm glad they typically stay on their compounds.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    I dont think 95% of the white people in the south are racist. There is alot, i can agree with. but no where near that many. Just because they are from the south doesnt mean they are automatically racist. There are some awesome folks down there who fought harder for civil rights than some black folks and who still fights for equal rights.

    I wasn't putting 95% out there as an exact scientific calculation. I suppose your guesstimate is as good as my guesstimate, as there is never really any definitive way of knowing how many Americans are racist and are not, esp as there is not even agreement on the definition of "racism." My point was just that PD's comments and attitudes are typical of her cohort.

    I figure that. but your guestimation of 95% to me is saying that you believe most white people in the south are racist. Which i dont think is true. I have lived in texas and louisiana, and have been welcomed by both blacks and whites. But I have been called the n-word once in my life and it occured in the mid-atlantic region in a major city.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I definitely don't think old school racist folks only exist in the south or even more so. Regardless, this is not news to me. I've also encountered many nonracist older folks and I think it's wonderful. But it's still pleasant to me, not the norm/standard.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thelio wrote: »
    thelio wrote: »
    I dont think 95% of the white people in the south are racist. There is alot, i can agree with. but no where near that many. Just because they are from the south doesnt mean they are automatically racist. There are some awesome folks down there who fought harder for civil rights than some black folks and who still fights for equal rights.

    I wasn't putting 95% out there as an exact scientific calculation. I suppose your guesstimate is as good as my guesstimate, as there is never really any definitive way of knowing how many Americans are racist and are not, esp as there is not even agreement on the definition of "racism." My point was just that PD's comments and attitudes are typical of her cohort.

    I figure that. but your guestimation of 95% to me is saying that you believe most white people in the south are racist. Which i dont think is true. I have lived in texas and louisiana, and have been welcomed by both blacks and whites. But I have been called the n-word once in my life and it occured in the mid-atlantic region in a major city.

    You're saying you think the majority of 65 y/o White ppl in GA hold no racial biases against Black ppl? If so, then yes, I would def say my 95% would be closer to the reality than your 45 or less %. Remember, GA still had enforced segregation in some of its counties as recently as 1990. GA is a pretty hardcore racist state.

    Saying a White person welcomed you somewhere doesn't mean anything. You don't think Paula Deen smiled and schmoozed and welcomed Black ppl into her restaurants and on her show? I'm sure she was very welcoming. That is not a negation of someone holding racist attitudes and beliefs.

    Racism in the midAtlantic is beside the point; of course it exists and is rampant, too...but that's neither here nor there in this conversation. Maybe 98% of Whites in the midAtlantic are racist. Maybe 68% Maybe 18%. Doesn't negate or support the claim that the majority of old White Georgians are.

  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    Hey folks please don't think that when u go to Georgia it's a battlefield, lol. Lived their since I was 1 and have never encountered overt racism. But I do understand the 65 year old and still having racist notions. That is quite common but I think that's everywhere though.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    Hey folks please don't think that when u go to Georgia it's a battlefield, lol. Lived their since I was 1 and have never encountered overt racism. But I do understand the 65 year old and still having racist notions. That is quite common but I think that's everywhere though.

    I won't :)

    Much of my family went straight off the boat to Georgia and stayed once they worked off their debts (Commerce and Athens), and one of my brother lived and worked in Macon for several years, and I visited him every summer. I just met a bunch of nice people, and some pretty cool ones in Athens.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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