Give her job back.

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Aaron Sutherland
7 years ago
I am tired of people being tried and convicted by a bunch of liberal idiots who seem bent on destroying everything that is good in this country.

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James Heilman
8 years ago
I think she should get her job back she said she was sorry and it happened 20 years ago why hold it agains her now

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Carolyn Zayka
8 years ago
For these companies to fire her for something she said many years ago is WRONG!! Who, among us, has not used a word we should not have used. Paula does not deserve to be treated this way!! Get over it, people, you are making a huge deal out of nothing!!!

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beverly buchholz
8 years ago
This vendetta against this woman fir something she said so many years ago is disgraceful.

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carroll canfield
8 years ago
This happened 27 years ago, She apologized for the incident..let's move on..

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Jean Cervin
8 years ago
Paula Deen was the reason I began watching Food Network when she started. When I need a recipe I often look hers up first. What happened 30 years ago is long over. Our world has come a long way since those times. People and mind sets have evolved slowly for the better. What's been done to her is overwhelmingly cruel.

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Jennifer Rosenquist
8 years ago
This is ridiculous. Firing her for something she said decades ago!?
Some say her reference to how the world was different is "lazy". How so? It's the truth! Racism didn't vanish overnight, and there used to be scores of areas completely devoid of minorities (and thus, devoid of the ability to interact and rebuff antiquated notions). I was severely bullied in school when I moved to a small Louisiana town, because I was a child, and the very concept of race was foreign to me. In Germany, my best friend was a little black girl named latasha.

I saw a girl in my new school who reminded me of her and tried to make friends. She ran away frightened, and I soon learned why. Racism was severe in that town. The white kids hated me, bullied me, sometimes violently. The black kids avoided me, because white people weren't "safe"

This wasn't 50 years ago. This was the early 90s. So, growing up with false notions and offensive language as "normal" and not knowing any better is a 1000% plausible.

She said something because she was deeply traumatized. Tell me, does everyone in the world conduct themselves perfectly when their world is turned upside down? Of course not. They can act out of character. Say the stupidest things. It doesn't mean those things are a genuine reflection of that persons perceptions and feelings.

A true racist would've never stooped there. A true racist wouldn't have partnered a catering operation for years with a black woman. A real racist would not employ and advocate for African Americans. A real racist would never have apologized. A real racist would not have close, long-standing people of color coming to her defense. A real racist wouldn't have changed their mind about historical accuracy for a plantation wedding being inappropriate. A true racist would not want to be around African Americans, would not want to be close to them unless absolutely necessary.

I'm glad I stopped watching FN three years ago, and this is a shining illustration why

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Matthew Freeman
8 years ago
So she admits she said a slur at some point. It's not like she lied about it and got found out. Isn't it a bit extreme to go right to firing her?

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gina kerns
8 years ago
I can't believe the idiotic way she has been treated and think this whole thing is ridiculous

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Kenneth Beatty
8 years ago
The pendulum has swung way too far and needs to return back to center