Paula Deen fans vent their outrage at Food Network

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Jun 22, 2013
 
June 22, 2013, 2:47 PM EST
By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga.(AP) Watching Paula Deen's cooking show was a weekend ritual for Marilynne Wilson, who says she's furious at the Food Network for dumping the comfort-food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past.

"I was shocked. I thought she'd get a fair trial," Wilson, a nurse from Jacksonville, Fla., said Saturday after stopping to buy souvenirs at the gift shop Deen owns next to her Savannah restaurant. "I think the Food Network jumped the gun."
A day after announcing that it's dropping Deen from its roster of celebrity cooks, the cable network was served heaping portions of Southern fried outrage by her fans.

Angry messages piled up Saturday on the network's Facebook page, with many Deen fans threating to change the channel for good. "So good-bye Food Network," one viewer wrote. "I hope you fold like an accordion!!!"

The decision to drop Deen, whose daytime shows have been a Food Network fixture since 2002, came two days after disclosure of a recent court deposition in which Deen was asked under oath if she had ever used the N-word. "Yes, of course," 66-year-old Deen said, though she added, "It's been a very long time."
Deen and her brother are being sued by a former manager of their restaurant who claims she was harassed and worked in an environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs

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Jun 22, 2013
 
Everyone will forget it in a week and life will go on. She will be dropped by every sponsor she has. It is a shame that words are more serious than actions. Paula has done a few nasty things in the past, but they did not drop her for that.
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Everyone will forget it in a week and life will go on. She will be dropped by every sponsor she has. It is a shame that words are more serious than actions. Paula has done a few nasty things in the past, but they did not drop her for that.
In the entertainment world,it's just like rumors in the stock market, only worse. The mildest buzz can unseat you. Their megabucks sit on thin air.

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In the entertainment world,it's just like rumors in the stock market, only worse. The mildest buzz can unseat you. Their megabucks sit on thin air.
Her Empire will decline drastically over this - without the TV show people will have no interest in her cookbooks and restaurants.
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I'm not a Paula Deen fan. I think her recipes are mediocre. But that being said, this is total racial hypocrisy. Rappers out there use the N word in every song they sing. And no, it's not OKAY, because they are rappers and using it in a different context or in a song. They degrade women and idolize drug use and gang banging. But, people continue buying their music. Black people say the N word to each other like they are saying hello, "What up my N****R". But again, hey it's OKAY, because a black person is saying it. Let a white person utter the N word in ANY context, and it's racism. There is not one person out there of any race or culture who hasn't said a racial slur at some point in their lives. Racial hypocrisy at it's finest.

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white people should start taking offense to "redneck, hillbilly etc." Make those words like the "N" word, and let the fun begin.

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white people should start taking offense to "redneck, hillbilly etc." Make those words like the "N" word, and let the fun begin.
I agree - let's get Jeff Foxworthy banned from TV. You know what words just don't bother me and the only reason they bother black people is because they feel bad about themselves.

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