Friday, June 21, 2013

Black twitter on Paula Deen like white on rice

Paula Deen, who admitted in 2012 that she had concealed her Type 2 diabetes for three years while continuing to promote the kinds of recipes that undoubtedly gave it to her, has admitted to making racial slurs of the sort attributed to her in a lawsuit:
     Deen's racial statements came to light as part of a deposition in a lawsuit brought by a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House [a Savannah, restaurant co-owned by Dean and her brother], who claimed to be sexually harassed and said the restaurant was rife with innuendo and racial slurs.
      Deen was asked in the deposition whether she had ever used the N-word.
      "Yes, of course," Deen replied, though she added: "It's been a very long time."

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