Paula Deen fired from Food Network over racist comments

Jun 24, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Popular celebrity TV chef axed

Paula Deen’s TV career is over for now after the Food Network announced that it would not be renewing the popular shows “Paula’s Best Dishes” and “Paula’s Home Cooking”.

 

The celebrity chef admitted in a recorded deposition last month to telling racist jokes, using the N-word and planning a slavery themed wedding.

 

During a video interview with the New York Times, Paula Deen admitted that her great-grandfather was devastated when the Civil War ended because he didn’t think he could run his plantation without slaves.

 

To prove that she wasn’t a racist, she introduced a black friend named Hollis Johnson.

 

Pointing to a black backdrop behind her, she described Hollis as, “black as that board”

 

Then she yelled to him, “Come out here Hollis, we can’t see you standing against that dark board.”

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