On Juneteenth, Paula Deen’s racist acts have even more sting than usual. The famed cook show host admitted in a recorded deposition to using the N-word, telling racist jokes and planning a wedding that used slavery as a theme.
Her admission comes on the heels of a lawsuit by a formal general manager of the restaurant she runs with brother Bubba Hiers, who alleged Paula and Bubba told racist and sexist jokes, said the “N-word” and made black and white employees use separate bathrooms.
Paula expressed no remorse for her actions, saying “of course,” when asked if she uses the N-word and casually discussing the inspiration for the slavery-themed wedding she planned:
“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War… It was not only black men, it was black women… I would say they were slaves.”
About the alleged racist jokes, Paula explained:
“It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
Her brother Bubba also admitted to referring to President Obama with the N-word.
Several outraged critics are calling for Paula to be fired from The Food Network and the company has remained silent about the ordeal. Are you surprised by any of this, Clutchettes?