Paula Deen's 'Today' appearance ends in tears
by Associated Press Wire
June 26, 2013 09:01 AM | 2368 views | 9 9 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen says that anyone who's never sinned should pick up a rock and throw it at her.

The celebrity chef dissolved into tears during a "Today" show interview Wednesday, trying to explain she wasn't a racist despite saying in a legal deposition that she's used racial slurs in the past.

Deen told "Today" host Matt Lauer that if there's anyone in the audience who's never said anything they regretted to "please take up that stone and throw it as hard as they can and kill me."

She urged her fans not to boycott the Food Network, which dropped her last week, but said she wouldn't have fired someone in the same position



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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want to destroy
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June 27, 2013
The libs are out to destroy Paul Deen. It is disgusting and I think this sort of vitriol actually hurts the country. It is frightening to see that they are literally attacking her with everything they've got. Maybe one of us will be next. People, support Deen, its the right thing to do.
Jayzee
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June 26, 2013
Paula can go be personal chef to Jayzee up in New York City. He definitely won't mind her language, and probably lacks taste enough to like her cooking.
Lib in Cobb
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June 26, 2013
There is always tears when caught. Much like jail house Jesus! Deen wasn't crying when she was paying her black staff in beer and liquor for working a "Plantation Party". She was not crying when referring to one of her black employees as,"My little monkey". Deen was not crying when qualified black employees were being passed over for promotion.

Deen is paying a high price for her ignorance and she will likely pay more. All very well deserved.

Perhaps, just perhaps there will be a lesson learned here.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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June 26, 2013
Innocent until proved guilty I always like to say.

And just what "high price" are you paying for your particular brand of ignorance?
Old timer
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June 26, 2013
How in the world do you know she did all this. She hasn't lost her lawsuit. Anyone can make accusations....people do all the time. They often do not hold up.
Diamond Jim
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June 26, 2013
What a bunch of self-righteous, snarky, race-baiting moose squeeze!! Anyone---white or black---who lived in the South during the 60's who says he or she never uttered a racial slur--codeword---however you want to characterize it, is either a bare-faced liar or eligible for Sainthood. The N-word,Honkey,Cracker,White Satan.....heard all these and more and had many directed at me.

The only thing Paula Dean did wrong is failing to learn from our current crop of politicians. She answered the question truthfully, instead of lying about it. If you were the target of a racially-based lawsuit,would you??

anonymous
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June 26, 2013
There is a huge lesson. All is forgiven with Chris Brown for being a proven woman beater, right? There are many unspoken "rules" out there, aren't there, that we are not all privy to? Testimony today said that Travon Martin and friends called people the N word and Crackers. A huge lesson is that EQUAL RIGHTS equals SAME PERMISSION. And remember the lawsuit against Deen was filed by a white woman complaining mostly about discrimination against women. Hum, where did that get lot in your continuous rants?
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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June 26, 2013
If I wanted to hear genuine "racist" language, I'd listen to black rap!

anonymous
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June 26, 2013
...or just go into any metro high school.
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