Oprah, who’s part of Lee Daniels’ The Butler‘s star-studded ensemble cast, is addressing Paula Deen’s N-word controversy and her own personal experience with racism.
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Paula Deen’s long-time employee Dora Charles opened up to the New York Times accusing the restauranteur of a number of untoward actions including asking another co-worker to dress up as Aunt Jemima for her customers. Read her numerous allegations against Deen and what the embattled chef had to say in response to the latest negative headlines.
Paula Deen is bleeding business deals profusely in the aftermath of her N-word racism scandal. The list of partnerships she’s losing is staggering. How much money is she losing?
Paula Deen appeared on Today this morning for her first public interview since the fallout from a deposition revealing that she had used the N-word. See the full emotional clip as Deen explains “I is was at I is,” how she’s unsure if the N-word is offensive to African-Americans and who she blames for her recent public image hit.
The firing, or better said refusal to extend the contract, of Paula Deen by the Food Network, after it was revealed via court testimony that the southern-fried cook admitted to using the N-word, has launched a virtual army of supporters. A Facebook page entitled “We Support Paula Deen” was created on June 21 (Friday) and it already has nearly 400,000 likes! Read what some of Paula’s many backers have had to say and let us know what you think about Deen’s current situation.
National Affair Reporter Hunter Walker has tweeted a statement from a Food Network spokesperson saying they have given Paula Deen the axe. This comes after controversy over Paula’s admission of using the N-word during deposition for a workplace discrimination lawsuit.
Paula Deen was a no-show for her appearance on Today in which she was expected to discuss the reports about her using racial slurs. Instead of talking with Matt Lauer, the Food Network star made an awkward and edited video published via YouTube which has since been made private and then removed — but we have it! Heck, while I was writing this another apology video has surfaced apologizing to Matt Lauer for her lack of an apology… Watch the videos that are nothing short of a publicity disaster.
Fury erupted as swiftly as hot butter in a microwave yesterday when word got out that Paula Deen admitted to using the N-word and enjoys racial humor. Today, even more evidence is piling up against the seemingly racially insensitive Food Network star.
Paula Deen has faced a lot of backlash this year after she announced that she has been diagnosed with diabetes (which many view as hypocritical because the fatty, sugary food she has cooked and marketed is linked to developing diabetes when consumed in excess.)
The former Butter Queen has an endorsement deal with diabetes drug Victoza, but as she tells People magazine this week, she’s also focusing on her diet and weight to fight the illness. In some cases, Type 2 diabetes, which is what Deen suffers from, can be reversed through weight loss and diet changes. She’s now showing off the results of a 30 pound weight loss over 6 months. How did she do it?