Food Network cancels Paula Dean

Food Network cancels Paula Dean

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Tom

Douglasville, GA

#1 Jun 21, 2013
Dean says she has used the"N" word along time ago but does not use or condone the use of it now. Food Network says "bye". I removed the channel from my remote. I am tired of people whining that "I am a victim" every time something is said that offends them.I am especially tired of the news media making such a big deal of it. I am fat, old, have a big nose and when someone brings it to my attention it rolls off like water. Why do black people want to be a victim. Why do you want someone to feel sorry for you. Most of the time when I hear the "N" word it comes from the mouth of a black person. I want blacks and all people to be loved, have success and prosper. The vast majority are not against you, this is not the 60's. Everyone has used the "N" word in their life time, Get over it!

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#2 Jun 21, 2013
I won't watch that station anymore either. It's just more control of people's lives. I guarantee you that if a black person had told the TRUTH, which is what Deen did and is being punished for it, and admitted that he/she had called a white person a cracker or honkey, it would have been laughed about and life would go on. I am SICK of it and I REFUSE to be PC anymore. Being PC has created the mess we are in now.

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#3 Jun 21, 2013
Synergy wrote:
I won't watch that station anymore either. It's just more control of people's lives. I guarantee you that if a black person had told the TRUTH, which is what Deen did and is being punished for it, and admitted that he/she had called a white person a cracker or honkey, it would have been laughed about and life would go on. I am SICK of it and I REFUSE to be PC anymore. Being PC has created the mess we are in now.

Way to go girl! You should be as PC as I am. LOL
VillaRicaChick

Douglasville, GA

#4 Jun 22, 2013
You old farts...and Dean need to get lost, old broad, can't cook. Glad they let her old ass go!!! Cracker!!!

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#8 Jun 22, 2013
My friends and I went out and bought copies of all of her books today. She has our total support.
Smokey67

Douglasville, GA

#9 Jun 22, 2013
Who Let the rednecks out in villa rica! Jeaulous of Paula dean! She will be back just watch and see!
kimb

Atlanta, GA

#10 Jun 23, 2013
I really don't know all the info about Mrs Dean but she said she said it a long time ago. I'm sure that a lot of people have said it, or thought it. I'm not condoning what she said was right, I thinks it's awful. As a kid, I would have been punished and as far as my son sayin' it, he will be punished. Ok, course, it would be if I heard him say it or if another person hears him. It would be the same if I heard him sayin' anything insensitive regarding a different race or religion. I'm trying to teach my son about what is right. What I don't understand is why on earth people curse or say "those" words in public. It is Very Embarrassing to me.
kimb

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jun 23, 2013
I don't think she should have been fired, may be just an apology. I like the Food Network.
VillaRicaChick

Douglasville, GA

#12 Jun 23, 2013
Synergy wrote:
My friends and I went out and bought copies of all of her books today. She has our total support.
...yeah I bet you did!!! liar!!! you have no friends.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#14 Jun 24, 2013
VillaRicaChick wrote:
<quoted text>...yeah I bet you did!!! liar!!! you have no friends.
Funny how there is a backlash against the Food Network because of what it's doing to Paula Deen. Oh, yes. I have MANY friends. I support Paula Deen 100%. She has apologized and THAT IS ENOUGH.
Look. Racist names are racist REGARDLESS of who says them, therefore, when YOU call someone the N word, it's STILL racist. You don't get a pass because you are of that ethnicity. Yes....FED UP is in the air. It's about time. rotfl
Your worn out race card is null and void. You used it too many times when it didn't need using. Too bad for you.
Joe Yule Jr

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jun 24, 2013
http://eater.com/archives/2013/06/20/heres-th...

*shrug*

I have no issue with this. Deen is a product of her generation and geography. The N word was likely used a lot in her youth by those around her. Passing the Civil Rights Act didn't change everyone's perspective overnight. All in all, I think she answered honestly.

The real issue is if there's a current proof of discrimination or harassment and that has yet to be proved. Food Network jumped the gun...

...but they are in a tough place. Keep Deen on and risk alienating all the PC folks in this nation. Can her and anger the other half. Perhaps Deen's q rating was slipping and they felt this was as good a reason as any not to renew her contract. Dunno.

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#17 Jun 24, 2013
Synergy wrote:
Look. Racist names are racist REGARDLESS of who says them, therefore, when YOU call someone the N word, it's STILL racist. You don't get a pass because you are of that ethnicity.
I don't really agree with that. Words are just words and it's the context that matters.

You can say anything you want and if you're coming from a good place, no offense should be taken.

If you're coming from a bad place then your ethnicity is not relevant.

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#19 Jun 24, 2013
FFFinger wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't really agree with that. Words are just words and it's the context that matters.
You can say anything you want and if you're coming from a good place, no offense should be taken.
If you're coming from a bad place then your ethnicity is not relevant.
When would the N word be coming from a good place?

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#20 Jun 24, 2013
When it's non-aggressive and everyone is familiar with the context and connotations.

The most obvious examples are black comedians like Reginald D Hunter or Chris Rock. That's not to say they're incapable of using it pejoratively but it should be clear by the context of the use.

I do see your point, and it's not something I would ever be comfortable using, but words only have power in context.

And if thats all Paula Dean did, then it's a disgrace that she was sacked

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#21 Jun 24, 2013
FFFinger wrote:
When it's non-aggressive and everyone is familiar with the context and connotations.
The most obvious examples are black comedians like Reginald D Hunter or Chris Rock. That's not to say they're incapable of using it pejoratively but it should be clear by the context of the use.
I do see your point, and it's not something I would ever be comfortable using, but words only have power in context.
And if thats all Paula Dean did, then it's a disgrace that she was sacked
If blacks(or anyone else) are going to be offended by the N word, it should be dropped from their vocabulary. PERIOD. I stand by my post. It seems that as long as blacks are making money by using the N word, then that's okay. The double standard is DONE or should be. It's just another example of a group of people wanting to destroy someone who doesn't comply with being politically correct. I am completely over it because it has done nothing but make matters worse. Paula Deen has apologized, GROVELED, and that's STILL not good enough. Nooooooo. She MUST BE DESTROYED! By GOSH, she is WHITE and she WILL PAY.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#22 Jun 24, 2013
FFFinger wrote:
When it's non-aggressive and everyone is familiar with the context and connotations.
The most obvious examples are black comedians like Reginald D Hunter or Chris Rock. That's not to say they're incapable of using it pejoratively but it should be clear by the context of the use.
I do see your point, and it's not something I would ever be comfortable using, but words only have power in context.
And if thats all Paula Dean did, then it's a disgrace that she was sacked
What if a white comedian used the N word. Would that be funny? See. Blacks can say honky, cracker, etc., but THAT'S okay. Nope! I don't agree with you AT ALL.
wait a minute

Douglasville, GA

#23 Jun 25, 2013
She should of said she was rapping.

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#24 Jun 25, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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What if a white comedian used the N word. Would that be funny? See. Blacks can say honky, cracker, etc., but THAT'S okay. Nope! I don't agree with you AT ALL.
Who is saying it's OK for blacks to say honky/cracker etc? If it's done maliciously it's never OK - if it's done in the appropriate context it can be OK.

White comedians using the N word non-aggressively is tricky because of the history of black subjugation - but your original point didn't limit it to whites. You implied that any use of the N word had to be offensive.

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#26 Jun 25, 2013
FFFinger wrote:
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You implied that any use of the N word had to be offensive.
It IS unless blacks are making money from using it.
Do you think if a Deen was black and was admitting to calling white people crackers that she would be destroyed this way? BE HONEST. Let me help you. NO. It would have never even made the news. I can't believe you are even defending this double standard. I've always found your posts interesting and most times, thought provoking. She is absolutely being punished for being honest. She should have LIED. That is a very poor testiment to the environment of today's society.
Villaricachicktr ick

Atlanta, GA

#27 Jun 25, 2013
VillaRicaChick wrote:
You old farts...and Dean need to get lost, old broad, can't cook. Glad they let her old ass go!!! Cracker!!!
you used a racial slur yourself! Nasty black back smelly crack hack!

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