Food Network dumps Deen amid scandal

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Brenda Martin

Springfield, MO

#3 Jun 22, 2013
Shame on you food network, my tv is on your channel 60% of the time it is on, or it was. Which one of you who fired Paula has never uttered a racial slur? Which one of you did something 20+ years ago that you would love to take back? The public tunes into your channel because of a mutual love for food and cooking we do not give a rats ass about political correctness.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Jun 22, 2013
Been more recent problems, HENCE the lawsuit.

Court records show Deen sat down for a deposition May 17 in a discrimination lawsuit filed last year by a former employee who managed Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a Savannah restaurant owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers. The ex-employee, Lisa Jackson, says she was sexually harassed and worked in a hostile environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs.

During the deposition, Deen was peppered with questions about her racial attitudes. At one point she's asked if she thinks jokes using the N-word are "mean." Deen says jokes often target minority groups and "I can't, myself, determine what offends another person."

Deen also acknowledged she briefly considered hiring all black waiters for her brother's 2007 wedding, an idea inspired by the staff at a restaurant she had visited with her husband. She insisted she quickly dismissed the idea.

Stay in your kitchen, your comments are shallow & uninformed.
background noise

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 22, 2013
This is so stupid. Paula must have wanted out her contract. Why else would she unearth some insignificant drivel from ancient history to a bunch of politically correct kooks? It all seems very contrived.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 Jun 22, 2013
She's being deposed for a DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT, STOOPID !!! Son, noise is about it.
background noise

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jun 22, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
She's being deposed for a DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT, STOOPID !!! Son, noise is about it.
Spare us your ignorant pablum. She was deposed, which doesn't mean she was accused. Your cut/paste plagiarized post above proves nothing other than we're living in a world of wussies. The only crime about the black waiters is that someone jumped on the chance to play the race card. BAD, Paula, for wanting to give someone a JOB!

If the pansies at the Food Network are this thin skinned, they better start slamming the ax on the whole outfit. Everyone has a skeleton in the closet. What hypocrites.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Jun 22, 2013
Racists are getting in trouble, time to change, dumbass..

Been more recent problems, HENCE the lawsuit.

Court records show Deen sat down for a deposition May 17 in a discrimination lawsuit filed last year by a former employee who managed Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a Savannah restaurant owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers. The ex-employee, Lisa Jackson, says she was sexually harassed and worked in a hostile environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs.

During the deposition, Deen was peppered with questions about her racial attitudes. At one point she's asked if she thinks jokes using the N-word are "mean." Deen says jokes often target minority groups and "I can't, myself, determine what offends another person."

Deen also acknowledged she briefly considered hiring all black waiters for her brother's 2007 wedding, an idea inspired by the staff at a restaurant she had visited with her husband. She insisted she quickly dismissed the idea.

Stay in your kitchen, your comments are shallow & uninformed.

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