Paula Deen Allegedly Admits to Racist Jokes, 'N' Word, 'Slave' Servers
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Just when we thought she was turning it around; Paula Deen has once more gone viral (with hashtag "PaulasBestDishes"), but the Food Network star may not be happy about this.
National Enquirer claims to have obtained a video from a May 17 legal deposition that shows the Southern chef confessing to using the N-word on several occasions, making racist jokes, and even wanting "black waiters to play the role of slaves in a wedding party she was planning."
The issue hits stands tomorrow, but Radar got a sneak peak of some of the quotes. Deen reportedly gave several examples of when she used the offensive N-word and fesses up to making racist jokes about "Jewish people, rednecks, black folks... I can't determine what offends another person." Her defense is "they're jokes."
As for the "slave" waiters at a wedding, Deen claims she got the idea from another restaurant. "The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie," she reportedly said. "I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America... after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War." We're sure the full report on National Enquirer has more about the crazy sexual harassment allegations the deposition was part of, but perhaps we should be rethinking the museum?