What others say: Paula Deen's heapin' helping of woe

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  • Edgar Samaria, ID
    July 2, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    "Let's wipe every vestige of Paula Deen from the media and go about our business."

    Thanks Dan, for using one more syndicated article to talk about this unfortunate issue. I think it is clear htat Foodnetwork over reacted to an honest admission of a word usage that Ms. Deen regretted but Paula didn't do herself any favors with her on-air display of self just5ification. But like Dan suggested, let's be done with this and go about our business. Paula will most likely be fine with the fortune she's already accumulated and she still has her restaurant....in the Southern state of Georgia. She'll be OK.

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 1, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    We have a lady that grew up in the South during Segregation. Wouldn't the real shocking news have been if she had never said the word?

    Not excusing her in the least, but I fail to see why this is news?

    In other obvious news, we have found a Mormon that attends BYU.

  • Rynn Las Vegas, NV
    July 1, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Those who choose to punish her over and over again are being just as bad as they claim her to be.

  • VickieB SLC, UT
    July 1, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    I hear the word in Rap music all the time.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 1, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    2 bits: She seems to landing on her feet. Her books are leaving the shelves in record numbers. She lost her gig on the food channel but I suspect life will go on and go on quite lucratively.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    If a black person can use it, a white person can use it.

    The fact is no African American today has ever been a slave and never will be a slave.

    I don't feel sorry for any black person alive TODAY for racism generations ago.

    Just as I don't feel sorry for myself if my ancestors were treated poorly.

    There is absolutely no reason to suggest a black person can say something yet a white person can't.

    If they don't like it, stop saying it.

    If they're ok saying it, be ok when others say it.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 1, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    Maybe we should establish a death penalty for being a Red Neck. That's basically all I've seen that she's guilty of so far. And yet people are ready to crucify her!

    It happened a long time ago. She apologized. What MORE can she do now?