One thing I want to avoid in my blog is controversy, but honestly, I’m going to address how sick I am of the Paula Deen stories, and more specifically, I am sick of people thinking that she is a victim. If Paula had made these comments 40 years ago, well, then I would see the point of defending her. Frankly, though, anyone making those remarks now is just wrong. Wrong.
I am glad she lost her contracts, and to be honest, I think she should have lost them when she failed to disclose her type 2 diabetes.
As a person who struggles with my weight, I have never bought one of her cookbooks because I just assumed the recipes wouldn’t benefit me. I feel like if I buy cookbooks from skinny chefs then it’s like being on a diet. While that hasn’t truly worked for me, I am glad that I haven’t ever financially supported Paula Deen in any way.
I have also seen a lot of comments in support of Paula Deen that bring up the situation with Martha Stewart, saying that she still makes money. Well, I have two responses to that. One, Martha Stewart served her time, and, more importantly, while it is not a “crime” to use racial slurs, it is worse than cheating to make money. The dignity of people is more important than cash any day.
Anyway, not that I’m such a great homemaker anyway, but for what it’s worth, Paula fans, there are many other great cooks out there. I’m sure you can find a better person to follow on the Food Network, and I’m also sure that Paula Deen will still have a lucrative business with her restaurants. And, with that, I’m going to try to get some sleep (yes, it is 5:45 am and I’m still awake – probably not the best time to blog.
I don’t know this person or what she did but knowing you, I will go with what you say because you are genuine, thoughtful and honest.
She’s an American chef who had her own television show, multiple books, etc. She was using racial slurs and has lost her show and one of her advertising gigs.