Pop Culture, Race & Politics

Paula Deen Tried To Pay Me In Diabetes!!!!

This is the alleged quote at the heart of the Lisa Jackson racism lawsuit. But look at those teeth. She must say the n-word as many times as Paul Mooney does every morning.

This is the alleged quote at the heart of the Lisa Jackson racism lawsuit. But look at those teeth. She must say the n-word as many times as Paul Mooney does every morning.

Let’s talk about Paula Deen for a second, mmkay?

Over this past weekend, I’ve had no less than seven conversations about Paula Deen. They’ve ranged from “Paula Deen is the most racist white woman since Jessica Rabbit” to “Paula Deen is a product of her environment which was filled with a bunch of Black men in tuxedos”.

Oh, and, you can blame my environment but that ain’t the reason why I be buying expensive chains. Hold my mule.

There really seem to be two camps in the Paula Deen Jolly Nword Bank Fiasco of 2013. There is the camp that actually read the deposition (you really should read the deposition) and while proclaiming that she may be racist, though she is not nearly as bad as she’s being made out to be as a person. Then there’s the camp that’s heard everything second hand and has determined that its very likely that Paula Deen hired a bunch of actual monkeys to midwife her second cousin’s maid of honors daughter’s delivery because monkeys are better than n*ggas at all costs, but only n*ggas know how to have children. Or something.

A third camp does exist of people who both love and hate Paula Deen at the same time. I’m part of this camp because her clearly racist leanings do amuse me so. Just today, Damon informed that allegedly, Paula attempted to pay off some of her Black employees in beer and liquor. Upon reading the actual story, I felt like its entirely possible that this piece is completely exaggerated and/or made up…but because Paula is involved here and did say, outloud, that one of her employees was “black as that board” THEN attempted to prove this to a group of people, well, anything seems possible. Yes, Paula Deen MAY have reached Ron Artest levels of possibility.

Or more accurately, Paula Deen is the Bo Jackson of racist possibility.

AND I THINK BRICK PAULA DEEN KILLED A GUY.

Have you seen the Bo Jackson 30 for 30 ESPN special? It starts out with a quote that states, “when the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” The first 10 minutes of the documentary are about the stories people heard about Bo Jackson, not whether they were true or not, but because of what people HAD seen Bo do, nothing seemed impossible. Bo Jackson was romance…he was all about the possibility. Word to Darius Lovehall.

Well, I think Paula Deen may have reached this point. No matter how unfantastic some of the allegations are, somehow they get distorted and turned into the stuff of legend. The fact that a man named Bubba factors prominently into this issue is also not lost on me. Based on the conversations I’ve had this past weekend, if even HALF the stuff that was said is even 25 percent true, Paula Deen definitely doesn’t care about Black people. Hell, in the same video where she referred to her servant Hollis as blacker than the board, she refused to ever refer to slaves as, ya know, slaves. They were apparently all on payroll or something.

Funny thing is that I have no doubt that she’ll bounce back. So Black folks don’t rock with her publicly. Whoopty do. It ain’t like y’all gon’ STOP using the recipes that you’ve been using for years. Maybe you’ll cut back on the butter. Good job, you’ll now die 2 years later. It’s for this reason that I’m glad she FINALLY made the smart move of blowing off The View though she’s apparently going on with Matt Lauer on Wednesday. Thing is, would you be surprised if she called Matt Lauer a n*gger JUST to prove that she’s not racist and calls EVERYBODY that?

See? It doesn’t seem far fetched does it? Herschel Walker. Bo Jack.

LIKE WHY IS THIS A THING? Fox News Hires Paula Deen To Host Plantation-Themed Morning Show!!

So let me ask you all, is Paula Deen getting railroaded or does she deserve everything that’s coming regardless of when any of it may have happened? Is there any other circumstance where the possibility of something trumped the reality of it in your recollection? Hell, do you believe all of the stories now? What’s your Paula Deen opinion?

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIS aka MR. 8 STICKS OF BUTTER aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3

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  • Xeroshogun

    First!!! And I don’t even like hockey but Chicago stand up!!!

    • disqus_iPR0DbpXto

      What a great game made even greater by the fact that it was Boston losing in the most embarrassing way possible.

    • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

      You know you can edit that “First!!!” out, right?

      • Sahel

        Tsk tsk Val,

        • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

          Just trying to be helpful.

          • Xeroshogun

            lol, done. I dunno what happened. I refreshed the page like 4 times before i posted and didn’t see any comments. Then there are like 5 in front of me

            • nillalatte

              There are choices for sorting how you would like to see the comments… best, oldest, newest.

    • panamajackson

      Must be talking about the sport that I forget exists half the time.

      • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

        Isn’t that the sport that went on strike and no one noticed? Lol

  • Guest

    dfasdfasdf

    • nillalatte

      Just for the record. I confess. This was me trying to figure out something about the comments. Why it stuck I have no idea. Sorry folks.

      • Asiyah

        hi Nilla! *waves*

        • nillalatte

          Hello Asiyah!!! Been a while girl. Hope you are well.

  • IcePrincess

    Meh. I never cared for Paula dean anyway. Or her wack sons. Never watched their shows a day in my life. As far as silver haired old white women that cook go, Martha Stewart is more my type of b*tch anyway. PD can go cry her crocodile tears all over the morning shows, I won’t be tuning in. Plus she’s already been exposed as a fraud azz b*tch wit the whole diabetes debacle. She prolly IS a card carrying racist. I don’t put anything past this broad.

    • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

      Yeah, I’ve never seen her show either, IP. I’ve only seen her as a guest on talk shows and frankly I never got why she was so popular. I mean does putting a pound and a half of butter and a pound of bacon in everything you cook make you a cooking superstar?

      • Sahel

        Did you just hate on bacon

        • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

          Nah, that’s illegal in most states. I was hating on the bacon bigot.

          • Sahel
      • Shay TBD

        ANYTHING that is traditionally done by another group/culture that is brought to “mainstream” by a cauc person automatically makes GENIUS status.

        Justin Bieber is a Genius and so is Eminem let the ticket sales tell it… Hmmm
        Hmmm Simon Cowell (sp check) – Aren’t his talent shows just reincarnates of APOLLO where the AUDIENCE chooses the winner?

        IJS

        • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

          Yeah, the list of thieves never ends, Elvis, Led Zeppelin and on and on. But, I must say that until you pointed it out I’d never really thought about the similarities between AI and The Apollo talent shows. I guess all AI needs now is a hook to pull people off the stage.

          • Shay TBD

            I miss old Sandman Sims. That was the best part of the show. ;) Trying to see who was going to be horrible enough to bring him out…

            • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

              The auditions on AI are like the Sandman part of the Apollo show.

          • Sahel

            Am waiting to watch the doc on the black Detroit punk band that pioneered punk rock in the 70s. They were THE FIRST punk rock band but were never given credit

            • http://missrosen.wordpress.com/ esa

              oOo thank youu ~ i had no idea :: Death ::

              word

            • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

              Are you talking about Fishbone?

              • Sahel

                A band called Death

                • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

                  Oh, okay. Is that on netflix? And, have you heard of Poly Styrene?

                  • Sahel

                    I dont know about netflix because it is being released on the 28 of this month. Yeah,i read about them but i have not heard their music

          • Kema

            Then people would actually watch again

        • Todd

          I would fall back on AI and the Apollo. Both of them have roots in vaudeville. It ain’t to say that there isn’t thievery involved, but it’s probably something of 19th century vintage, not 21st century.

        • h.h.h.

          “Justin Bieber is a Genius and so is Eminem let the ticket sales tell it… Hmmm”

          uhm…i can’t speak on Bieber, but most folks who know rap will easily put Em in “Top 10 Rappers of all time” status…better example might be Vanilla Ice

          • Bunni

            Ive just decided to not consider Em white….he’s a pigmentally challenged negro in my book
            *shrugs*

            • Perverted Alchemist

              Nah, that honor would go to Jon B.

              • Bunni

                I have a whole list of honorary negroes lol

              • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

                Only Teena Marie can get that award. It takes a lifetime of work to earn it.

    • Todd

      You back off of Bobby Deen. I like his shows, because he makes food that’s healthy and yummy. So long as her boys got the hint that racism is bad, mmkay, IDGAF. :) Martha Stewart though? Ick!

    • WIP

      I used to watch the Martha Stewart show all the time (the old show). Martha did a bid and came out and got right back working. I don’t care for the new show (does it still come on?) but I ain’t mad.

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    Nah, sorry, PJ, Paula Deen is an old school bigot and if the allegations about the treatment of her employees are true, then she’s a racist too. How one is raised is no excuse. And, for the record, when Black folks start talking about ‘but it’s just how I was raised’, White folks crap all over that and say it’s no excuse. So, that’s what I say about this heifer, her upbringing is no excuse. It’s a new century, either get with the program or pay the price, period.

    • panamajackson

      yeah, i tend to agree with you actually. i’m definitely on the side of where there’s smoke there’s fire. and she doesnt get a pass for “that’s how i was raised” either.

      • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

        “i’m definitely on the side of where there’s smoke there’s fire”

        Oh yeah, all this stuff we’re hearing about is just the tip of the iceberg.

      • nillalatte

        “she doesnt get a pass for “that’s how i was raised” either.”
        Agreed. I was raised in that environment, but I saw the hypocrisy when I was young, and I didn’t like it.

      • Epsilonicus

        She don’t get a pass but I also do not know why people are surprised.

    • Thriftybynature

      I totally agree with this. What makes me think that she is true blue racist is the fact that she looks back on slavery as the good old days and unless she is related to Methuselah or a vampire she wasn’t there. She just genuinely wishes she could own people like they used to.

      • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

        Exactly, so many White people from the South seem to want to glorify the antebellum South. (I’m looking at you Lady Antebellum) WTF. They aren’t brain-dead, they know what that means. So, I can’t excuse their lust for me to be enslaved.

  • AfroPetite

    I’m not moved by this “revelation” that Paula Deen is fond of using racial slurs and dressing up black folks for weddings. She’s from the cut in Georgia. I halfway expect her to have a few slaves who actually cook the meals she claims to make herself on tv.

    • SweetSass

      BWAHAHAHA… That is so wrong. Her slaves are probably Cambodian or Laotian. To make her branded products. Dontcha know!

  • Pillows McGee

    I dont think she is being railroaded per se. I will say everything is offensive nowadays so she could have done much less and still gotten the sack. i dont know about the story of paying in beer & liquor as thats my first time hearing it but i really dont think it has to do with her say the n word years ago i think its a combo of a few things as to why she is being treated like this. 1) when asked about saying the word she said “of course” as in its ok, as in if someone asked if you breathed air and u said “of course” this made her seem as if she doesnt seen anything wrong with it 2) in this same vain when she was speaking of the cute black wait staff she said “of course they werent “them” these were professional black men as if to say there is a class b/w black men and ni&&as (we wont go into that mmmkkk) 3) and finally you CANT say you wanted to throw a plantation wedding complete with black slave wait staff and think there will be no repercussions to essentially say it was “cute and lovely” i think many african american ancestors would agree the sh&t wasnt cute, wasnt nothing cute about slavery…and on top of that to specifically say she was going for you know “civil war era” i mean come on ..she SEEMS to have such fondness for slavery about the only thing im sure we could all agree on is Paula would have been “benevolent massa” but its always like she is wistful and sad that she came of age during that pesky time of civil rights instead of civil war. she is nostalgic to relive the glorious days of plantations and civility. i presume she would have killed herself like her grandfather (or was it great grandfather?) because of the loss of the “help” since as PJ so adeptly pointed out she refused to call them slaves in that video. she would have died w/o her help. ALLLLL of this said….i think society is slap happy in general with firing and disassociating and being super extra politically correct nowadays (as a ex. i teach and cannot say Christmas Tree ,not to bring up that recent Texas ruling but its like that here in Cali too as far as I cannot Christmas Tree either or Ill get in big trouble but the ish is ridiculous, its like how Xerox now means copy, Kleenex is tissue, thats how I see Christmas Tree just a name but school districts don’t) but i dont know how i feel about her losing her endorsements..im torn b/w my views of the quick firings nowadays over politically incorrectness and her clear nostalgia to have people who loook like me enslaved again.

    • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

      *telepathically sends Pillows McGee a message….paragraphs…paragraphs…paragraphs…*

      • Perverted Alchemist

        *shots fired*

      • Pillows McGee

        sorry i just start typing and didnt realize it was so long ill do better next time

  • Maharaja Misty

    This post is annoying.

    1. Paula got Paula fired, and she was fired by white studio heads, and is getting sued by a former white employee. Why do people insist with the narrative that this is all the result of some lopsided misplaced Negro uprising?

    2. Where were all these capes when Isaiah Washington was fired? And he didn’t even have years of multiple allegations. But guess what? He said a word, got fired, it happens, and he ain’t been seen since. I’d be surprised if he could even get a job doing locker room duty at a 24 Hour Fitness in Lynwood.

    3. Who really cares if the stories are true or not? That’s for the judge to decipher.

    4. I can assure you that Paula’s recipes (or rather the ones passed down from her Great- Granddaddy’s “workers) were not staples in any of our black a$$ kitchens for no damn years. You obviously don’t get fed by praying Grandmothers.

    5. I think calling the allegations ‘stuff of legend’ is a stretch, most people have read that portion of the deposition at least.
    Ultimately Paula and her “alleged” cokehead brother have a series of allegations made over the years from former employees ranging from sexual harassment to racial discrimination, and if Food Network fired her then it must be because the cost of keeping her outweighed the benefits. This is about more than a racist joke told among friends in 72′.

    So here we are left with the same two groups of black folks whenever a ‘racial scandal’ involving a public white figure emerges. The group that shows interest and/or outrage, and the other group who mocks the former group for caring.
    It’s old, and it’s still annoying.
    Oan, why do her pupils look so freakin huge all the time?

    • Sahel

      All Georgians have the large pupils,it is known as the crazy eyes due to always waiting for someone to dare put down the south.

      • Maharaja Misty

        I’m almost yankee enough to believe that…almost.

      • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

        Lol.

      • Sweet Ga Brown

        Lol

    • Todd

      Real talk, Isaiah Washington has been lowkey getting involved in Nigerian cinema and generally spending most of his time out in various parts of Africa these days. Apparently, he still got paper from somewhere.

    • Perverted Alchemist

      “2. Where were all these capes when Isaiah Washington was fired? And he didn’t even have years of multiple allegations. But guess what? He said a word, got fired, it happens, and he ain’t been seen since. I’d be surprised if he could even get a job doing locker room duty at a 24 Hour Fitness in Lynwood.”

      Isaiah Washington’s issue was a case of him not knowing his audience. You don’t say the word “f*ggot” in the television industry- an industry ran by gay men. Bad idea…

      • Maharaja Misty

        Yeah well Paula is a brand at this point. You can’t act reckless as a brand and not expect it to not catch up with you.

        • http://missrosen.wordpress.com/ esa

          karma chameleon ~*~

        • Perverted Alchemist

          That’s something that Mel Gibson still hasn’t learned. Neither has Paula, apparently…

        • OlderWoman

          Paula Deen should be supported for expressing her First Amendment rights. Blacques get away with making racist jokes about Whites all while extorting money from White taxpayers.

          • Sahel

            Dude,you better realize this is not stormfront

            • Maharaja Misty

              I didn’t realize the now disbanded 90′s RNB girl group was reeking so much havoc on white people.

          • Camilleblu

            what in da hale??!! i see it’s time for the all-call….
            REGULATOOOOORS!! MOUNT UP!!!

            • Maharaja Misty

              And why didn’t y’all tell me we were extorting money from white taxpayers now? I always miss the meetings, and just ended my subscription to the Negro News Junction. I’m completely out of the loop.

              • Camilleblu

                misty…..i think WC was on to something today…it’s got to be the big-a$$ed moon….

            • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

              I think I’ve seen her over at another Black blog. She’s a professional troll.

              • Maharaja Misty

                She’s not even an entertaining one at that. Suckin up all McDonald’s free wifi, you can’t pretend it takes you that long to get through the Daily Double Meal Old Lady!

                • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

                  She just repeats the same things over and over where ever she goes. Pathetic.

          • Camilleblu

            hey..older woman…people like you just amaze me always throwing out the 1st amendment…like that’s a catch-all for backwoods bullshyt that YOU PEOPLE like to spout…we can support her the same way we supported the transit system in Montgomery.

          • Asiyah

            You can spell Blacks correctly. Black isn’t a curse word.

            • Maharaja Misty

              I actually like the way it spells ‘Blacques’ it makes us sound like luxury ball point pens.

              • Sahel

                All in favor to use Blaques instead of Blacks say Esa is high

                • Maharaja Misty

                  o

              • Asiyah

                I actually like it too lol but I figured if she’s going to go on and on about how ignorant Black people are that she should at least spell correctly lol

                • Maharaja Misty

                  I’d like to imagine the moment it says to itself. “You know what will really drive em crazy? spelling their ethnicity in a fancy way..that’ll fkcu em ALL Up”.

          • nillalatte

            Are you republican too? Just asking.

      • h.h.h.

        actually did a quick search on Mr. Washington…apparently he’s been active in nonprofit work and finding his roots in Sierra Leone…

    • Freebird

      Thank you for all of this.

    • panamajackson

      Annoy deez.

      And Isiah Washington has gotten work since. It’s just trashy work. But you know, real talk, I think Isiaih Washington was probably an unrepentent douche. That’s his problem. Even the Black community doesn’t care about him. AND WE TOOK BACK R KELLY AFTER HE PISSED ON A LITTLE GIRL.

      • Maharaja Misty

        I can’t figure out why you’d want someone to ‘annoy doze’..I’m sure you can’t either.
        We really comparing Isaiah Washington to someone w/the visibility of R.Kelly? And I don’t remember welcoming dude w/open arms.

        Is being an unrepentant douche worse than being an insincerely repentant ‘alleged’ abusive employer? Point is there are consequences, she’s suffering them. That’s what happens, my heart ain’t bleedin and my cape ain’t flappin for a doe eyed ‘well meaning’ racist w/ butter for blood. But I’m sure your kind words and Hollis’ black a$$ embrace w/comfort her in her faux-victim glory.

        You tried it. Now keep it cute and keep it movin.

    • Yoles

      regarding the huge pupils… i always thought paula might dabble in the drugs… maybe … think about it she has done some off the wall stuff in public before.. licking butter off dudes stomach, smiling so big… its the DRUGS

      • Maharaja Misty

        She literally looks like Mr. Burns in that episode when he was doped up, and everyone thought he was an alien.

      • http://missrosen.wordpress.com/ esa

        sugar is a drug. trust. it’s easier to quit smoking a pack a day than to give up mahh peanut butta cups. #nevaaa

        • Sahel

          Addict

          • http://missrosen.wordpress.com/ esa

            the pleasure is all mine ~*~

        • Asiyah

          I love mini chips ahoy! Sugar is the only addiction I have.

          • http://missrosen.wordpress.com/ esa

            oo you are giving me ideas. minis are my life. portion control. (looks for mini butta cups bought at lunch)

  • Msdebbs

    I think this whole Paula Deen debacle is hilarious & very entertaining. First of all she’s like 100 years old so she’s been around long enough to know better. Idk about you non-southerners but being from the south her behavior doesn’t surprise me. This is just how some white folks are and ain’t no changing that. Her not wanting to apologize the public is the best part because it clearly shows she gives less than 2 f*uck about what we think.

  • TheOtherJerome

    LOL! The title of this post might be the best title of the year!

    As for Paula Dean, look, just because someone proposes creating a “Sambo Burger” doesn’t make them a racist……. However the side of “Spear-Ch*cker Fries” did give me pause.

    God, i love how tone deaf this woman is. She’s like a bigot pinata; Every-time you hit her up for an interview something racist falls out:

    P Dean – “In my youth, I used to go around hitting Black girls with a Bolo bat. Then i realized what a horrible thing that was to do”

    Interviewer – “When did the realization hit you?”

    P Dean – “Sometime last year”

  • Joy2urwrld

    Eh, I wasn’t surprised by this. When I first found out she was from Savannah, Ga I assumed she was racist and expected something like this to come out years ago.

    What bothers me the most, are all the people claiming that she deserves forgiveness and shouldn’t have lost her endorsements because she apologized. Paula Deen is only sorry that she’s losing money right now. Her responses in the deposition showed a woman willing to stand behind everything she had said and done because she saw absolutely nothing wrong with it. She even condoned her brother’s bad behavior. There’s no way that a woman that has been racist for 60 something years has all of sudden come to see the error of her ways. I mean, she’s nostalgic about slavery!

    Paula Deen has the right to feel however she wants about other people. What she doesn’t have the right to do, is to treat them poorly. That’s what she did, that’s what her brother did, and 3 terrible youtube “apologies” should not keep her from facing the consequences caused by her actions.

    • Sahel

      Yeah its all about the money not that she”s sorry. I bet there is a confederate flag hanging on her front porch.

    • Shay TBD

      People are normally Apologetic when they get caught. If it weren’t for the “whistle blower” she would be going on her merry way with her distasteful words.

      Interestingly enough, the lawsuit is being brought to the table by a white employee from what I hear. This goes to show how desensitized black people are in general and were in this OBVIOUSLY hostile working environment are to a point that they let it slide freely.

      Stockholm Syndrome again ;) The poison continues to course its way through our veins…

      • OlderWoman

        This has nothing to do with the Stockholm Syndrome. You are an ignorant anti-White racist.

        • Camilleblu

          and you are an ignorant anti-BLACK racist.,,,sooooo…there’s that

        • nillalatte

          Hello. My name is nillalatte and I’m an equal opportunity offender. Please stick around for my amusement because you seem to exhibit the behavior that I like least, but are curious about the most.

    • WIP

      I have to agree. She’s in the spotlight now, not Country Kitchen. Play crazy if you want to, she decided to keep that country, backwoods mentality and she’s going to have to feel the consequences.