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Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Media, Race, Society | 10 comments

Food Channel: Buh-Bye Paula Deen (Fired over Racist Remarks)

US TV drops celebrity chef after racist remarks (via AFP)

A top US television network dropped Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed queen of Southern cooking, from a show she has hosted for a decade after a series of racist remarks. The Food Network said it would not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of June, declining to provide further details…

  • DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist

    sometimes I wonder if people hate people who hate, where is the end point? If people dun people who dun others… If people disrespectt those who disrespect others… It seems a viscious circle that buries everyone. Maybe there is a better way that preserves soul and psyche. Just my 02

  • heinrich_metz

    Personally, I am happy that I will not have to endure this woman any longer. Paula is not a real southern woman. Real southern women do not act as crassly and gaudily as she does. Real southern women act with poise, dignity, respect and honor. In the south there is a term for people who act like her: white trash. I apologize for the strong term, but I have always been offended by her act. She is aping a southern stereotype.

  • dduck

    I need to know what were the “series” of racist remarks and when were they made and in what context, in order to understand why she was fired and whether it was justified or not.

  • sheknows

    Looks like her goose is cooked….Suthin Staaaahl.
    Maybe she can latch onto a segment of Rush Limbaugh’s show and talk about dining etiquette.

  • Willwright

    The south will rise again! Don’t count her out remember Martha Stewart came back after serving time. She won’t involved in Rush’s pogrom either as he and Sean Hannity are already shills for Ruth Chris steakhouse a rival restaurant chain. As far as I know she is a nice person but the time when racial epitaphs were acceptable has been over for at least 40 years.

  • bluebelle

    Is not renewing a contract the same as firing somebody?? Given the wonderful world of celebrity rehab, I highly doubt that Ms. Deen will be off of our tv screens for very long– she can go and work for the Cooking Channel or one of the country channels– Cable is very forgiving

  • Momzworld

    I’m with you, dd.

  • KP

    sometimes I wonder if people hate people who hate, where is the end point? If people dun people who dun others… If people disrespectt those who disrespect others… It seems a viscious circle that buries everyone. Maybe there is a better way that preserves soul and psyche.

    Perhaps the most insightful (potentially helpful) comment I have read here at TMV.

  • bluebelle

    If you read Lisa Jackson’s complaint about working as a general manager in one of Deen’s restaurants (Jackson is white) you will get a clearer picture of why the FNC is dumping her. At first, it seemed like a PC reaction to protect themselves, but now seems to me much more serious than having said the N word once many years ago. If the allegations are true, the lawsuit might just ruin her

  • The_Ohioan

    (A former employee)

    Jackson alleged that black workers were forced to use separate bathrooms than white employees and were routinely discriminated against in other ways, including repeatedly having to hear racist slurs. Jackson also said that she was sexually harassed

    Shades of the 50’s (and 60’s and 70’s and today I’m afraid). Of course these are just allegations and maybe the FNC is jumping the gun, but having spent 6 months in Raleigh, NC, one of the southern cities most overrun with Yankees, I’ve seen racial suppression in action. It’s hard to believe in the 21st Century, but all you have to do is travel south and you will understand what is really going on. Really, all you have to do is travel to Cincinnati, OH and you will understand. Maybe the Supreme Court justices should get out a little more. Maybe they always should have.

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