Could Paula Deen's words bring down her empire?

There are 9 comments on the KEPR CBS 19 story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Could Paula Deen's words bring down her empire?. In it, KEPR CBS 19 reports that:

Paula Deen should hope for more fans like Jennifer Everett of Tyler, Texas, who carried a shopping bag filled with $53 worth of merchandise from the celebrity chef's Georgia store on Thursday.

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I do not get it

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Jun 21, 2013
What is the big deal?

So she called a spade a spade.

She's a chubby fry cook with a hillbilly accent.

It's not like she's Jesus.

Or even Pat Robertson.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#2 Jun 21, 2013
She's nothin but a fat slob. Get her off television.
TexasStar

Hiram, GA

#3 Jun 21, 2013
and I just thought Paul Deen's heavy use of butter was shocking,
gee, does this makes Chef Ramsey less of a potty mouth ?...

Since: Apr 13

Utica, NY

#5 Jun 22, 2013
TexasStar wrote:
and I just thought Paul Deen's heavy use of butter was shocking,
gee, does this makes Chef Ramsey less of a potty mouth ?...
Yes
Fred

Chandler, AZ

#6 Jun 22, 2013
I agree racing fan. She's a gigantic diabetes ridden piece of meat. Just what America needs...a fat lady on tv promoting cooking everything with butter. She's disgusting.
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jun 22, 2013
I am not happy about her using that word. But I hear blacks all the time saying negative things about whites, immigrants, Muslims and gays. Only a half-hour ago I warned a black poster on Facebook that if he abused me I would report him to Facebook to get him deleted. Threaten me physically and I'll get you in trouble with the POLICE!

Look, everyone has their own prejudices. Anyone who thinks it is only the whites is a damn fool. If a bigot commits a hate crime or a civil violation, take legal action. But if your only basic argument is that they hurt your feelings, well that's just too bad.
Lisa

Yorba Linda, CA

#8 Jun 22, 2013
I agree. Freedom of speech last time I checked.
Sal

Matawan, NJ

#9 Jun 22, 2013
Lisa wrote:
I agree. Freedom of speech last time I checked.
Where, and how often, do you "check"? Is there a number in the phone book? An oracle? Tea leaves? Just where do people go to "check" these things like this?
2 cents

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Jun 25, 2013
As a business, doesn't the Food Network have the right to decide who works for them? If said employee conducts themselves in a way that tarnishes the network shouldn't they have the right to fire them?

That being said, how can something uttered years before her connection with the network be used against her?

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