I certainly agree with that. But the corporate sponsors and their advertising/PR departments knew what they were buying in her cluelessness and her dietary choices. Is someone going to say that the fancy little MBA's from Penn State working in NYC corporations thought that "under the skin" she was just a nice lady?<quoted text>
IMO, black folk use the n-word and call white folks crackers (see Zimmerman trial) to be intentionally provacative and offensive. Paula Dean is totally clueless as to why what she said would bother anybody.
I can see the companies who use her as a brand dropping her, but her publisher was set to make a lot of money and they baled , too.
So how did that wedding actually turn out? Did the brother get married? Was there a plantation theme or was it just talk? If it actually happened, what was the publicity at the time?
Or, is all this just after the fact sanctimony?
FWIW, I have never seen her show, don't eat that kind of food and was never interested in her or her products... before all this. Until the butter/sugar lady got diabetes I am not sure I would have known who she was.
Like I said. Give it a year. She'll be back.