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Paula Deen Defended By Author Anne Rice!

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Southern girls gotta stick together, we guess!

Paula Deen has someone OTHER than her sons standing by her side after admitting she used the N-word. It's vampire author Anne Rice!

Rice took to her Facebook page to call out the media for covering Paula's racist remarks. She wrote:

"What's happening with Paula Dean? Is it fair? I never heard of her until today, and wow, this looks like a crucifixion. I may be wrong but aren't we becoming something of a lynch mob culture?"

Oh boy…

Here comes trouble…

Anne wasn't done just yet either. After receiving more than 1,000 likes for her post, some of her fans then scorned her for supporting Deen. Anne fired back:

"Her remarks were made informally and in private, and clearly not intended to hurt anyone. Now they've been elevated to billboard status where they can hurt many as the result of a law suit. Why does this country still hate the American South so much? You think there isn't deep hateful racism in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles? I can tell you, that you are wrong. It's easy to hate Southerners, isn't it?”

We for one aren't hating on ANYONE, Anne, regardless of where they live in the US. But Paula said what she said!

Any celebrity chef should know that when you use hateful words, you end up in hot water! Paula's pot is certainly "boiling" now!

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20 comments to “Paula Deen Defended By Author Anne Rice!”

  1. fid says – reply to this


    Didn't know saying the N word to your employees at your restaurant was "private". It's nothing to do about the south and all to do about inappropriate racist remarks in a public arena. I'm sure if some celebrity from the North said it, they'd get in hot water too. Oh those Born Again Christians.

  2. jim says – reply to this


    @ fid, nice so instead of making an attempt at a point you use your own brand of childish slander and throw Christians under the bus. You and Perez are 2 gays in a pod.

  3. 3

    OMG, give it a rest Perez. This is such non-news. Making a mountain out of a molehill.

  4. MaceofSpades says – reply to this


    you all realize that the incident in question, to which she admitted using the racial slur happened in 1987? nearly 30 years ago.

  5. 5

    Who cares? I've heard worse terms than that thrown at me just because i'm white. You don't see me running to some lawyer going "They called me a cracker!" do you? All this is, is oversensitivity by african americans yet again. Every single time a white person says something like the N word or anything else, OH look out. Here comes the law suits and the hatred and the finger pointing! Yet you hear almost every teenage black male in the USA calling each other the N word (no exaggeration I heard one kid say it EIGHT times in 5 seconds trying to get his friend's attention in a conversation). If you don't like people calling you names like that, stop saying it! It's that simple! Don't give me this "We can say it to each other" nonsense. I don't walk around calling every white person I know a cracker, so I would expect not to be CALLED a cracker.

    Get over it people, there's worse things out there than a term someone said SO long ago.

  6. WHOCARES! says – reply to this


    SHUTUP PEREZ!!!! Just listen to rap songs or comedians or just black people throwing around things about white people all the time! So what! FREEDOM OF SPEACH!!!!! IF she don't like black people who gives a shit! So sensitive and to be kicked off the network! Are u friggen kidding me! GET OVER IT!

  7. mama says – reply to this


    I have a friend from north carolina, the first time someone called him the N word he was in California. Southerners are a lot more sensitive to blacks.

  8. 8

    Do think there would be a story here is some one stepped up and said Jay Z or Samual Jackson called a white person "White Trash" or "Honkey"? They would not be able to get anybody to listen to them! This is a joke!

  9. 9

    This is the worst story ever. This woman worked hard for her success and doesn't deserve to lose everything over something that happened so long ago! This whole thing was blown so far out of proportion and it's really sad to see. The sensitivity of this country is gross and not just regarding the "race" thing. Bullying, sexuality and feminism ECT. No one can say anything anymore with out a certain person or group getting offended. Everyone needs to grow a set and suck it the F up!!

  10. 10

    good on you, Ms Rice. I doubt paula's ever heard of you either but you are a stand up person, appreciate it. Paula doesn't seem the vampire type.

  11. LACEY says – reply to this



  12. boston61 says – reply to this


    We hate the South for putting George W. Bush in office twice. Thus destroying our economy and getting lots of people needlessly killed in war. It will take Obama 8 years to get this country back on track economically. It has nothing to do with racism.

  13. The Matrix says – reply to this


    Perez is becoming the Grand Wizard of political correctness. He's always ready to cast the first stone, because he's never done anything to offend or hurt anyone.

  14. ggg says – reply to this


    Re: boston61

    Well thats just terribly generalized. The south alone would not be capable of putting someone into presidency, it takes a whole country. Also, the broad generalizations you are making to a whole population of people is the very foundation upon which racism is built. Therefore, how can you hold Paula Deen to a higher standard than you hold yourself?

    A side note: I am born and raised in the south and did not vote for Bush, yet you still hate me because of the region I live in right? Makes a lot of sense.

  15. gianna says – reply to this


    Maybe just maybe…this is life's law of KARMA. There was a time not long ago when the majority of "Southerners" treated black and ethnic people like Garbage & SLAVES!!! The world does not have a high tolerance level for that anymore and RIGHTLY So!!! I didn't invent the Universal law …what goes around comes around…It just does. Paula may be a very good person but she still degraded other human beings and it is coming back to slap her in the face! BUT everyone DESERVES forgiveness if they are truly sorry!

  16. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: short stack – Thanks I agree.
    Plus she was under oath in a deposition in a civil lawsuit (allegations about mistreating help is what the suit is about and is NOT proven yet). She stated (and I read a fair bit of the depo transcript) that she was working in a bank as a teller at the time. The bank got robbed and the robber pointed a gun to her head. She did not call the robber the N word, and did not recall but thinks she might have used it to her husband later. Now if someone held a gun to my head, then Yes, if they were black I would maybe use that word (but later after they had gotten the money).

  17. Justsayin' says – reply to this


    Re: WHOCARES! – But it's a lawsuit brought up by a WHITE woman! Read your news. A Black isn't suing Paula; a white person is. So, while your experience is valid to you, it is not relavent to this situation.

  18. Justsayin' says – reply to this


    Re: short stack – AMEN! I am black and I agree with you. God knows how many lawsuits from all races would be filed if every freakin' inappropriate racist remark were dredged up from the past for every person affected. GET A MOVE ON folks! If someone tells a racist joke, don't laugh. In laughing, you are giving the teller approval. When given approval, the racists jokes continue. NIP IT IN THE BUD. Wise words to all. Paula is my girl. I love her. I don't think she has a mean-spirited bone in her body. She has been through hell and back in her life. One can not stay all Susie Sunshine through the shit she went through to survive and care for her boys. Don't think my ass wouldn't throw a couple of "n" or "crkrs" around if the situated warranted it. In response to the poster I am replying to: Well said! Whew :)

  19. Cathy says – reply to this


    26 years ago–get a life!!! Paula Dean SHOULD NOT be crucified for it. Is there anyone out there that has opened one's mouth and then regretted it??? Are all the ones condeming her perfect in their lives???
    Get real you hypocrites.

  20. Ollie says – reply to this


    I'm glad that the media is following this story closely. It is something that lies at heart of our society. People tend to forget that discrimination still exists and we pretend to be past that age of racism. But we are not and it's stories like this that expose how short of equality we fall. A Rice should let the media do its job. (Btw, I'm torching all my A Rice books.) Is she just seeking attention? How can she be sympathizing with a self-confessed racist? And then she makes a generalization about the South being "lynched"? First, that is strong language - how can anyone compare someone being criticized for discrimination with someone being condemned to a violent death for something they had no control over? And second, IS SHE STUPID? Because that is the only way she could have missed the South's long ugly history with racism and Paula Deen is just the new chapter. SOUTHERN RACISM IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: RACIST SLURS, PRIVATE JOKES, AND DEGRADING SLAVERY GIMMICKS - BUT WE SHOULDN'T AIR OUR OUTRAGE???? Why shouldn't we express our outrage? Because her comments "were made informally and in private"? When will race ever stop being an issue public or private? And the media coverage has not hurt "many", the only person affected is Paula Deen and anyone else who is learning from her example and realizing that people are not tolerant of racism(Anne Rice seems to comprehend this just as poorly).