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Paula Deen's Misguided Fans Defend Her, REGARDLESS Of Racism!

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Paula Deen has admitted to using the N-word because 'of course' she has.

Sure, she's kind of apologized a few times on video, after first using the excuse of it being a 'different time' back then, and even The Food Network has fired her, choosing not to renew her contract.

Now, her fan base (Butter Enthustiasts?) are rabidly defending her, including defending her use of awful racial epithets and wanting black employees to dress up like slaves for a wedding. We can't help but think their defense of her is waaaay misguided!

Numerous Facebook pages supporting Deen have been calling for a boycott of the Food Network, and several have even gotten thousands of likes!

One person, missing the point completely, wrote:

“Show me an adult person who has not said the N word in his life, black or white. You without sin cast the first stone."

On the Food Network's official Facebook page, there is post of a recipe for zucchini casserole that has now become a shizz-show of people complaining about her firing! Here's a taste of what was said:

“It is shameful the way you are treating Paula Deen.”

“I hope this move hits you hard in your pockets.”

Give us a break! We're FLOORED that these people are bold enough to do this, especially after the lack of respect Paula has showed her viewers in the past. ('Here's two years worth of diabetes-causing recipes, even though I know I have diabetes!')

Luckily, there's an analyst out there that totally understands what's going on. Here's what Steve Adubato said on the TODAY show about it:

“I’m not surprised that Paula Deen’s fans have reached out for her, but the Food Network is not that concerned about a few thousand people on social media. They have to be concerned about sponsors.”

…And the other decent humans that watch their programming — and especially those of color that have to deal with unfounded racism on the constant!

It's about doing the right thing, not about how much you love butter! LOLz!

[Image via Joel Ginsburg/WENN.]

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81 comments to “Paula Deen's Misguided Fans Defend Her, REGARDLESS Of Racism!”

  1. 1

    Perez, this woman is in her 60's and grew up in the south. If she was asked if she ever used the N word in her life, and she said no she never had, she would be perjuring herself. I'm sorry. It is what it is. Any southern white person in their 60's and 70's has used that word at some point in their life. Get over it and accept it. The fact that her former employee's attorney had to play the freaking race card in order to try to score points against Deen just shows how weak the case that they had against Deen actually was. When in doubt, play the race card!!

  2. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Really, Perez? You called someone a f*g and then proceeded to defend yourself for using the word! So does that make anyone who defends you someone who supports homophobia? Does that make you homophobic as well? How would you like it if everything you worked for was taken away from you because of that night? Hm?

  3. Smh@perez says – reply to this


    You are such a hypocrite dude. What about the countless times you drew obscene gestures on celeb faces, or the bullying you did for 10 years. Wake up! everyone makes a mistakes, she was asked a question and answered it. I don't condone the behavior but I honestly believe she's a good person. She's in her 70's and has almost finish this life, give her a break. #truth

  4. Benny says – reply to this


    Said the guy who made fun of others children, call people "trannies", and made fun of others just to advance in his career. For him to scrutinize her past when his is just as bad is definitely hypocritical.

  5. 5

    perez, you are twisting thing to YOUR Point of view, to fit YOUR agenda. Get all of the facts before you crucify someone. Remember, you are one step away from being brought down as well, and Karma is a heavy bitch.

  6. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Not to mention, Food Network rehired Robert Irvine, a man who lied about his military service AND working for the Royal family but that is ok. Lil Wayne stomps the American flag and that's fine, didn't lose a sponsor. So yes, tell me how evil Paula Deen is.

  7. whitney says – reply to this


    You defend the herpes blister that is Paris Hilton and she is on tape saying she finds black men gross.

  8. PHARO says – reply to this



  9. 9

    As much as I dislike Paula Deen i'm going to have to say that this whole thing was blown way out of proportion. I don't think we're getting the whole story on why this blew up so fast.

  10. Doodlebug says – reply to this


    I find it ironic that you call her fans misguided and you're being so judgmental. It seems that it's okay for black people to call each other N___er but not for others. Perhaps they need to set a better example by completely abolishing that word and then the world could be held accountable. May I remind you that a scant couple of years ago, some of the names you've called people were equally odious and reprehensible. You have damaged a lot of people with your cruel jokes, innuendoes and obscene over-draws on their photographs. So in my opinion, you could perhaps help her overcome this problem, just as you promised and learned to deliver a cleaner and kinder reporting style.

  11. Bam0989 says – reply to this


    Seriously Perez can you be more dilusuonal? Seriously can you? Lets all forget that you yelled f*g at someone, pretend that didn't happen. Is that what you want? Look I'm not defending what she did but dear god she's an old southern white woman so she's said it and has made a few maybe half assed apologies lets all move on. You on the other hand are a gay man and should be held responsible for the stupidity that came out of your mouth towards your own damn community. Own up to your own mistakes and stop pointing at everyone else it's pathetic.

  12. 12

    People are just stupid. They're like, well this idiot said it, so lets ALL Be f◆cking idiots.

  13. southernboy says – reply to this


    If anyone is misguided it is you Perez. As a son of the south I am proud to have Paula Dean as a southerner. I now reside in New York and I have heard the N word more in the past 6 years than I ever did in the south. It takes a big person to admit they have made a mistake and grow from it. She has given a heartfelt apology, leave her alone.

  14. 14

    Perez, I'm really disturbed by the hatred you are posting towards Paula. It seems you're reverting to your old bullying ways, I thought you had put that behind you?
    I'm a gay man myself so I greatly dislike any kind of prejudice or racism. But you really need to put this situation into perspective.
    Paula is of an older generation AND from the south. My own grandfather was the same and unfortunately the "N" word was part of his vocabulary nearly every day.
    I'm not condoning the use of the word at all, I despise it.
    But Paula DID apologize and explained the situation. She COULD have lied about it. Instead she told the truth KNOWING the backlash that would follow. Give her some credit and end your witch hunt.
    Now let's talk about the issue you seem to have with her diabetes. I am diabetic myself and no one is to blame for that but ME! No one force fed me. Paula is not responsible for any one else's eating habits nor are her recipes. She was also not obligated in any way to even admit she was diabetic! How is that anyones business but her own? Another reason she deserves some credit! You yourself could have a myriad of STD's, that's your business and you are not obligated to share.
    Stop spreading hate. I really thought you were better than this. :(

  15. 15

    White people problems!

  16. Deb says – reply to this


    I have been reading your blog for years. Because of your comments about Paula Dean I just read read it for the last time.

  17. Deb says – reply to this


    Re: Donnatella DeVane – Good for you Donnatella. I agree with everything you said. Paula is not responsible for slavery or anyone's Diabetes!
    Perez needs to practice more tolerance/acceptance.

  18. shel says – reply to this


    Will.i.am …pot meet kettle

  19. JayMc says – reply to this


    I am not a Paula Deen fan but this is utterly ridiculous. You have said more hateful things than she has. What she said was almost 30 years ago! You are the one who is misguided with your "holier than thou" bullsh**. This woman is being punished for being honest about something she said decades ago after being robbed at gunpoint but you call someone a f*g because your just mad at them and thats ok? Gimme a break Perez. Look real hard in the f***ing mirror and tell me who is the one that has shown more hate in their life.

  20. Terry says – reply to this


    I am so sick of the United States, because that is all you hear is racism and political correctness. Paula, I support you 100%. That is going to be the United States downfall, all this crap about racism and political correctness. I for one am sick of it. The United States is sick. How come the black panthers didn't apologize for intimidating voters at the polls, answer me that?

  21. lsutigersfan says – reply to this


    So Perez, while you may have never used the N word, can you honestly say that you've NEVER called someone a (excuse me) spic, dago, kike, chink, honky, cracker, etc, etc. The point is that at some point in their life, EVERYONE has used some type of racial slur. Even in the black community, there are discussions about light-skinned vs. dark-skinned. So whether Paula AND you were misinformed, uneducated, a product of your times and upbringing, etc, it happens every day. Not that I'm defending it, but to continue prosecuting Paula to this extent is beyond ridiculous. And let's not forget that Paula's last admission of using the N word came in 1986 when a bank robber held a gun to her head. Let's have someone legitimately pull a gun on you, have you react out of fear, anger, or both, and find out if you don't describe that person in non-PC terms. Yet God forbid if you later honestly answer an attorney's question about that experience.

  22. lsutigersfan says – reply to this


    So Perez, while you may have never used the N word, can you honestly say that you've NEVER called someone a (excuse me) spic, dago, kike, chink, honky, cracker, etc, etc. The point is that at some point in their life, EVERYONE has used some type of racial slur. Even in the black community, there are discussions about light-skinned vs. dark-skinned. So whether Paula AND you were misinformed, uneducated, a product of your times and upbringing, etc, it happens every day. Not that I'm defending it, but to continue prosecuting Paula to this extent is beyond ridiculous. And let's not forget that Paula's last admission of using the N word came in 1986 when a bank robber held a gun to her head. Let's have someone legitimately pull a gun on you, have you react out of fear, anger, or both, and find out if you don't describe that person in non-PC terms. Yet God forbid if you later honestly answer an attorney's question about that experience.

  23. TUFFYT says – reply to this


    "he who is without sin, cast the first stone . . ." enough said!

  24. 24

    Bandwagon Perez, that is who you are. You are the "misguided" one! You don't even have an opinion. Wherever the crazy mob goes, that's where you'll be.

  25. 25

    she is 66 & lives in the south, show me 1 person thats almost 70 from the south that hasnt used the N word, i mean for fucks sake she grew up during segregation. Does everyone forget that???

  26. Teamgetyolife says – reply to this


    It wasnt just the word…it was the action she would of loved to see fulfield…it doesnt matter that she;s in her 60's…really..so the fact that she said."Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers 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,
    means what too you….TEAM GET YO LIFE BOO!!!

  27. team booooo says – reply to this


    Re: ghound – Rally it doesn't matter that she is 60…fyi thats not old @ all…and it more then just a word she saidWell what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers 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,
    and that does that mean to you??? get yo life boo…and step you human love game up…

  28. BillyJoe says – reply to this


    Re: team booooo – Her brother said that. Not her. She said that the Black Waiters looked Elegant in their white Shirts and Jackets.

  29. thinkaboutit says – reply to this


    Not a huge fan of PH myself. Really could care less about the 'n' word. All you clueless people who think this is just about a slight slip of the tongue 30 years ago, please go read the entire deposition transcript. what I cannot support is the repeated ignoring of sexual harrassment complaints, SEGREGATED entrances and bathrooms, and the list goes on. her being such a public figure should REALLY know better and be held even more accountable for this disgusting behavior. good riddance!

  30. Michele says – reply to this


    You are such a hypocrite and such a bully Perez. For someone who is supposed to be so informed about all things celebrity, you sure show your ignorance often. Read the actual transcripts from her deposition and see how much BS you just posted. God, it's no wonder you have no followers anymore.

  31. JayMc says – reply to this


    Re: thinkaboutit – I've read the deposition and I still think this is ridiculous. All those things you just mentioned are allegations by a disgruntled employee and none of them have been proved. In this country we aren't suppose punish people until they are proven guilty.

  32. 32

    Perez be a lot more accepting and respect your elders. You certainly didn't grow up in the same time period as Paula. What is acceptable now and what was acceptable then are very very very different. Give her a break. Don't tear her down, this is a respectable woman.

  33. Pink Poodle says – reply to this


    I'm not misguided, I'm opinionated and my opinion is the is unfair and hyprocricy at its finest!!!




  34. 34

    Perez I love your column but I think your a little off on this Paula Deen thing. She admitted she said it. But, back in the misguided past the N word was used unfortunately. She could have lied but she took the rap for it. I think that it is a situation that has grown out of proportion.

  35. stevie69 says – reply to this


    Re: team booooo – Someone else commented that her brother said that not her, they are right. Get your facts straight!

    And @ Perez, YOU are so misguided! You also need to get your facts straight! She never said she wanted people to dress up like slaves.

  36. 36

    I'm not misguided. I forgive her. Do you all forgive rappers that use offensive racial slur continuously? They don't apologize for it. They also treat woman like whores in their video, stomp on our American flag and dog America in the same breath. I'm not misguide for forgiving someone. They are misguided (the rappers) because they don't even offer an apology…they get a pass…I don't think so!!

  37. 37

    She doesn't shove those recipes down your throatg PEREZ ! So you NEED to lay off her ! I get it you lost weight but she isn't saying EAT THIS WHOLE POT OF MAC AND CHEESE. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION !!!!!! And it isn't your business if she has diabetes ! You can be upset about the N word but she isn't a racist and that is why people defend her ! ALSO Black people shouldn't use the word either ! But I don't see you attacking rappers ! I used to like you , but you are becoming the biggest douche on the planet !

  38. Matrix says – reply to this


    Perez is becoming the Grand Wizard of Political Correctness; as well as a diet zealot after getting his own weight down from over 300 lbs. I can remember him relentlessly embarassing and bullying a very nice lady by calling her potato head.

  39. 39

    Is this coming from the same guy who called will.i.am's manager a "pheggott" because it was the worst thing he could think of, and then had a big cry fest on video because he got the punch in his ugly face he asked for? You're a pathetic piece of shit. The only "misguided" person in this situation is YOU, homo. You're a hypocrite, a bully, and an idiot.
    Re: Deb – Perez doesn't practice what he demands of others; he's an idiot libtard who doesn't think he has to be tolerant, he thinks everyone should pander to him because he's a diseased homo. Liberals are the most hypocritical, intolerant losers on the planet. Someday something really horrible is going to happen to Perez, and the millions of people who will laugh at him will be pricelessly funny; he will earn the contempt he gets.

  40. jon says – reply to this


    who cares

  41. Tara says – reply to this


    If you think racism isn't as prevalent today as it was 50 years ago, you're living in a dream world. People are just as racist today as they were back then, the only differnce is now they are smart enough to keep it to themselves. Just because someone doesn't say the N-word doesn't mean they still aren't thinking it. That gay guy who thinks everyone in the office accepts him? Not all of them do, those that don't just know better than to say anything because they know they will be the ones to get fired. Wake up! At least Paula Deen was honest about it.

  42. 42

    I certainly do not have all the details about Paula Deen but our country is sadly getting out of control when we persecute each other for long ago offenses. Does she use the word now, daily, all the time? I made many mistakes, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, hell, yesterday. Words, I wish I didn't use in anger but I hope that people don't persecute me forever over moments of wrong decisions or say I am a horrible person. It is how I live day in and day out. A legacy, my overall actions that should count. Funny, how people we look up to, have lived among the sinners and preached forgiveness, OH WAIT we no longer look up to those kind of people, we now look up to the almighty dollar and celebrities, so we have kind of lost our way and now we seem to be on huge witch hunts and no longer look to heal our country but continue to divide it. We reap what we sew and you are taking it all the way to the bank, you lucky dog :)

  43. Jh says – reply to this


    I'm not defending the word that she used….but remember…people forgave you when you were a bully…including me. Forgiveness can be difficult…but we're all better for it.

  44. tacogirl says – reply to this


    YOU ARE AN IDIOT PEREZ….because of one statement, you can't target someone as raccist….is the McCarthey era…Ridiculous. What happened to free speech.
    How about, saying she's a jerk for saying that and leave it be….Oh wait, I'm sure you've NEVER said anything derogatory….right

  45. teeter totter says – reply to this


    I've never watched her show or eaten in her restaurant so I have no dog in this fight.
    She was under oath and told the truth, that she used the word a number of years ago. If I remember right, she was working in a bank at the time and had just had a gun held to her head.

  46. lann12 says – reply to this


    Why does Chris Brown still played on the radio or even mentioned for anything other then when he BEAT A WOMAN ALMOST DEAD and Paula Dean loses her career and pretty much every business deal from what is sounds for admitting she has used the N word? Don't get me wrong, that was just plain dumb she publicly admitted that. Also what about PSY's lyrics from his song "Dear America" when he referred to KILLING americans?! HE then performed at the ball drop this past NYE… really awesome what our media decides to follow in the news regarding the faults of celebrities. Does the media really believe that supporting these people is more important than letting our nation know whats really RIGHT?

  47. Lauren says – reply to this


    Tracy Morgan, said all those hateful homophobic things in his Comedy Bit and didn't get fire from NBC and nobody seemed to care…but an old Southern white lady says something hateful in the past…and then she loses everything she worked for years after she said it…..shouldn't we all be treated equal?

  48. lann12 says – reply to this


    Also, I'm not even a fan of Paula Deen for the record. I am just so freaking sick of hearing from the media about this and having her situation end up WORSE than for example Chris Brown and a bigger example PSY (because NOTHING happened to his career at all for that song Dear America). She is an old lady. SHES SO OLD. NONE of the kids of our nation looks up to her. Perez, start shitting on the celebrities that your viewers actually look up to that are bad examples. People follow your site that are young and naive and they listen to your comments supporting a thug in their young twenties beating a woman senseless.

  49. lann12 says – reply to this


    For the record I am not a fan of Paula Deen

  50. bjsmith says – reply to this


    Racist always support racist and their racism. So what else is new?

  51. vinny says – reply to this


    You know Paula Deen is an Obama supporter? Oh well..there goes your right wing rant leftists. LMAO.. She's one of you.

  52. bjsmith says – reply to this


    Re: thebigbootRe: thebigboot – you can defend Paula Deen all you want she still comes accross as a racist. By the way her former employee who filed the law suit is white. She busted Paula. Now all the people who have known how Paul's feels about black people are coming out of the woodwork.

  53. 53

    Perez, I am typically a big supporter of you, but not in this situation. I know your stick is to report celebrity news and give your comments of your own opinion, but maybe you should take a step back from this and reanalyze your view. If you were a southerner, like myself, you would be well aware of the fact that old southern woman were raised in this manner. Though I do not agree with the use of the word, she was woman enough to admit the use of the "N" word in the past. She could have lied, like many celebrities do, but she choose to take the high route and tell the truth. She should get credit for being open and honest. Perez, be the bigger man and accept the apology. Bashing Paula makes you no different than the ones on the witch hunt.

  54. jsprince says – reply to this


    Re: BillyJoeRe: BillyJoe
    Sounds to me like a job..
    I guess the hundred of thousand restaurants throughout our fine country do not hire based on ethnicity, do not tell employees what they need to where, and in some cases do not expect a "theme" to be represented. why limit to restaurants. Lets face it, we are a country where anyone, can be referred to as a racist, however one should really look hard before accusing..
    For example..
    Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman walk into a bar….
    This, while variant of a common joke, could be considered a racist joke..
    However… Why does our society frown on the same joke as…
    A China man, Black man and a White man walked into a bar…
    How is a modern day African American oppressed??
    Further more, why is it African American.. Face it.. He/She is an American..
    I am an American..
    Back to the "waiter job"..
    Regardless of its intent, serious or a Joke.. People.. Grow some skin (thicker).
    Realize not everything said is intended to have racist overtones..


  55. 55

    She's old and if there's anything we know about olds its that they are racist, so why is anybody surprised.

  56. 56

    Re: ghound – He "played the race card" because the suit is about RACIAL DISCRIMINATION!!!!! Listen to her 2010 New Yor TImes interview where she calls one of her workers her "black friend" and asks him to step out of the wings because he is "too dark to be seen by the blakc curtain" and tellme you don't cringe!!!! Or when she talks about how sad her grandpappy was when the south lost the civil war and he lost his slaves and did notknow how he was goig to run his plantation so he killed himself!!!!
    Yes, a southerner her age probably did use that word regularly, and she HAD to admit it, but it is NOT justa thing of the past with her!!! She does not get her comments towards blacks are demaning.

  57. 57

    Re: charmedbpb – It ABSOLUTELY IS the public's business when it is HER BUSINESS selling food recipies and advice!!!!! She his her diabetes and continued her butter and grease obsessed cooking until she got a sponsor for diabetes meds! I actually was a fan until then. My Great Uncle had a stroke, lost his sight and lost a leg to dabetes. It can be very serious stuff. As a FOODIE she has an OBLIGAITON to her public. YEah, anyone with common sense knew her recipies were artery cloggers, but hiding your illness and then announcing it only after yyou start "celebrity endorsing" meds for it is low.

  58. 58

    Re: JayMc – SOme of the things she said were THREE YEARS AGO.

  59. boston61 says – reply to this


    Everyone is racist and their are REAL reasons for it. People cannot help knowing what they have witnessed and lived.

  60. Johnete says – reply to this


    You make your living gossiping abuot people. You rape their privacy. You excuse it apparently thinking that hurting people for money to entertain people is ok. Perez Hilton hurts people for fun.. naaaa he does it for money. Have you EVER called a woman a bitch? Have you ever called someone something with full knowledge that you were being disrespectful. Racest use words to demean people, or even just as a joke. You demean people for money. You are in no position to criticize. People like you encourage people like you.. face it.. if you went all nice, never violated peoples privacy, never announced anything that you didnt have full permission to do.. you would be very boring and would not make living . So .. what part of your background makes that ok… and whats different about a southern woman her age using words that in her generation were just the norm. Im a southerner. Her words were racest. But so are Kanye West. Perhaps the point can be made that if the word is so offensive… lets fire the black actors who are bad role models for all children that use the n word.. I mean.. raceism is bad.. If a white person can be used for throwing the word around.. so can a black person. Raceism not only hurts the person being discriminated against.. it hurts the ones that are trained that its ok.. So I say.. in true equality.. fire black actors and actresses that refer to black counterparts as nig___ Its only fair.

  61. Briana says – reply to this


    I think it's funny how nobody has pointed out the fact that the N word has probably come out of Perez's mouth about 2,000 times more that miss Dean's. And to actually think that nobody on the Food Network has ever said it is a complete joke. Yes, it's wrong, but I guarantee you there are much worse things that have been said or done that HAVEN'T cost people their career. This is all a total joke. Leave the woman be.

  62. 62


  63. 63

    Re: kabuki girl – Well said!

  64. Nise59 says – reply to this


    How can your fire her for freedom of speech I started watching the Foodnetwork because of Paula she down to earth and I love the way she interact with all people of color. What gets me is a question was asked have she ever used the N word and she told the truth that she had. So how could you fault her answering the question that was asked of her and just remember on thing people who live in houses should never ever throw stone I also feel that the Foodnetwork has turned racism. Why did you take off Aaron Cargo Jr., The Neely and you don't even show reruns of their show just so you no it you have lost a fan. By the way because of duff I when to The Illinos Institute of Arts at Chicago and received my AA in Culinary Arts something good did come out of watching your network, I'll be watching the cook channel more now. She never said the N word on the show just remember that.

  65. 65

    I'm curious why Perez has not responded to all the backlash he's gotten over this? I wonder, maybe he's afraid no one would accept HIS apology?

  66. chillax62 says – reply to this


    Re: PHARO – Then this makes you one sick fella ! I do not see what's right with tolorating this kind of "BS". Not everyone uses the N word, so get your facts straight before posting and speaking for others ! Dang… you people need to really get a life!

  67. 67

    I remember way back when Perez used to totally hate Jared Leto and would post all kinds of negativity against him. Now suddenly these days he practically worships him.
    Perez obviously disliked Paula before all this and he's playing the racism card and using his venue to try and discredit her. This is nothing but a personal attack and has NOTHING to do with racism.
    It's all about hate.

  68. nimar says – reply to this


    This has been taken way to overboard. Im sure everybody in some point in time has used that word. People really need to be reminded of what the definition of that word really is. It can be anyone despite of their race. But its ok for everyone else to use the word & include it in music & have it publicized. Of course it is because they are not Caucasian. Double standard. Get off the gas already & pump the brakes.

  69. kal says – reply to this


    I would like to comment on the diabetes thing. I dont understand why either of these situations got blown out of such proportion. If you watch Paula's show and see what she puts in her recepies then OF COURSE that would lead you to believe that MAYBE her food isnt that great for people to eat, especially on a regular basis. She obviously ate those butter, fattening types of food on a regular basis and so she became overweight and obtained diabetes. I don't understand why people don't understand that…. I know this has nothing to do with the racism situation but Im tired of people blaming Paula for not saying anything about her diabetes. Its common sense that those types of food can give people diabetes or any other type of condition that fatty foods affect

  70. BusyBee says – reply to this


    I think a lot of these comments are ridiculous to say the least. Does everyone slip up from time to time yes. Do we all have our moments that we are not proud of yes, but to defend a woman that openly feels like the days of black servitude were happier days and she wants to relive those moments is what is upsetting and disturbing and being overlooked by so many people. And the people that are defedning her actions are the reason why the world is like it is. Of course people that dont experience the feelings of discrimination and racism (yes contrary to your beliefs there is still racism in America) would say get over it or it is in the past but the truth is it is NOT in the past and this situation proves it. Your excuses of her being in her 60's or 70's should also be dismissed; Does a rapist or pedophile get excused if they grew up seeing those things done to another person? The example may be extreme to some but it is basically the same thing. Excuse her of her racist remarks because she grew up in the south. She has a choice and she made it. I have no sympathy…hopefully she will learn the error of her ways and move forward as a prson that has grown from this experience.

  71. BusyBee says – reply to this


    You all may not like perez and thats fine but pay attention to the bigger picture.

  72. BusyBee says – reply to this


    Re: Nise59 – Its not just about her using the N word it is about ALL of the statements made. It os mighty funny (not really) that people are only focusing on her using the n word. Honestly I dont hold it to that much weight, but what I will say offended me is the fact that she wants a "Traditional plantation wedding" withn "all black servers" why isnt anyone saying anyhting about that? And the fact that no one is saying ANYTHING regarding this lets me know that there are probably more people that feel this way as well and would like to see segregation again. Furthermore, the case is about her and her families racist remarks and how it affected one of her employees so OF COURSE the race card and questions were asked. DUH!

  73. Toya Simon says – reply to this


    These comments are scary and sad.

  74. Jedibythebay says – reply to this


    Oh please Perez, do you ever get nose bleeds from taking the high road all the time? I mean really, you are so judgie unless of course the story is about a Kardashian. I'd pick Paula over your lame ass any day of the week.

  75. aflorita says – reply to this


    Re: TUFFYT – that's so true, I think that Perez is been such a hypocrite right now…. I don't condemn racist behavior but if Paula is getting fire by the food network, does that mean that all the rappers that use the N word or other racist remarks should also be fire….

  76. anniegrannie says – reply to this


    yes- get over it…the south and the north have already risen!!!

  77. Lily Armani says – reply to this


    Perez, I find it incredibly hypocritical for you to continue to berate Deen after she has apologized; you used to bully, and maliciously criticize folks for years, and in doing so you created a brand and life for yourself and your new son - you eventually saw the error of your ways, and have become a happier, healthier person in doing so. She admitted to the mistakes in a sworn deposition for a court of law, not a fluff piece for US Weekly. Politically incorrect, yes - Bigot, no!

    Furthermore, fans of Deen aren't 'misguided' - you're not a fan, we get it! But for many she reminds us of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends from years gone by. Is she perfect? No. Is she the moral compass of the Universe? No. She is a southern cook with a personality that has endeared her to many and made her a household name. Holding her singularly responsible for Diabetes and Obesity because of her recipes is like hold Madonna singularly responsible for STDs because she embraced taking control of and exploring human sexuality.

    Grown folks make grown decisions. At no point in time, in any interview, cookbook, episode or personal appearance has Deen encouraged folks to eat butter by the fistful at every meal, seven days a week. It is soul-food, not sole food!

  78. Sharon says – reply to this


    Leave Paula Deen alone. She admitted to making a mistake. It comes from her age and heritage. Shit she loves Oprah. Everyone has said things they know better later in life. She a sweet down to earth lady. How many black people called white people honkeies or crackers? Do we go insane? Chill the Hell out and move on people…….

  79. Alice says – reply to this


    I'm actually not a Paula Deen fan.
    I feel she was sorry for what she said, I feel she's a kind of simple woman. I feel this was a good kick in the pants and hopefully she'll learn from it.
    All this PC stuff has got to stop. Yes…watch your words and try to make them kind, but bullying people into doing it?
    I don't feel she's a racist. Not a burn a cross type.
    Everyone has prejudices. Even you.
    Look at your article…pretty much calling all Paula Deen fans "fat."
    Everyone is learning everyday. We are never going to accept everyone everywhere, now are we?
    Gay people are finally getting more acceptance, but will it ever be universal? Probably not. But tolerant…of course…
    Blacks, same thing…much more acceptance, but there's always going to be people you just never win over, regardless.
    My kids are biracial…I've heard it all, but for the most part, in a small town…my kids became quite popular. Do we forgive the ones, like Paula Deen, who made racists remarks? Of course. As long as they've learned.
    So stop making it such a big deal. A woman has lost her job over it. She apologized.
    It was just blown so far out of proportion,
    People are people.
    Hs anyone ever not made a mistake?
    Bet…for a minute, you judged me before you read about my kids…
    Didn't you?

  80. Louise says – reply to this


    For heavens sake, the lady claimed she made the comment over 20 years ago!! How many of you Deen haters have never cursed or used derogatory language? Certainly, not Perez - No, of course not (yeah, right). We have current movies and rap stars routinely using the N-word; but with no repercussions. She said something 20 years ago that she now regrets and she's being fired for that mistake? Heck, why not fire everyone in the entertainment industry since none are exactly angels - including Perez!

  81. marilyn says – reply to this


    Maybe its' Paula Deen's brother that is the racist. That's what it sounds like it if you read around a bit. Paula put her brother in her business and she probably knew he said stuff like that so she may have to pay for that or she is paying for that.