June 25, 2013 12:17 PM by Lisa Princ
If you are anything like me, you probably feel that the witch hunt aimed at Paula Deen has gone far enough. From getting fired by Food Network to losing her endorsement deal with Smithfield, things just keep spiraling out of control for the southern chef, and fans everywhere are infuriated. If you happen to be one of those ticked off fans, keep reading to find out how you can support Paula Deen.
I would really hate to be one of the big wigs at Food Network right now, and thankfully, I am not. Like most of you, I am just an angered fan wishing to support the southern chef that I have been watching on my television screen for the past eleven years. Yes, the fans get it – she used a racial slur, but again, how many of us can say that we have never used an offensive slur? At least she was honest and apologized…too bad that was not good enough for Food Network or Smithfield, both of whom canned Deen recently.
Since being fired from Food Network, fans everywhere are outraged, and doing whatever they can to help their favorite chef. One fan has started a petition asking Food Network to give Paula her job back. It’s very small at the moment, but if you would like to sign it, check it out: Paula Deen petition. Meanwhile, another fan has created a support page for Facebook, hoping to show these companies how much folks do love Deen. So far, the Facebook page has close to 400K likes, and if you’d like to take a look, here is the link: We Support Paula Deen.
Meanwhile, Deen’s two sons appeared on the Today Show earlier, and pretty much summed it best, when they said: “What started out as extortion has become character assassination.” Personally, I am not sure I will ever tune in to Food Network or purchase a Smithfield product again, what about you?
On the flip side of things, there a few companies out there that are sticking by Deen. Royal Carribean Cruises, who does an annual “Paula Deen Cruise” is one of those companies, as well as the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, which Deen is a huge part of. “Paula Deen has been a friend of The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show for many years. She has apologized and we are taking her apology at her word and moving forward accordingly,” a rep for the show told FOX today. I couldn’t agree more!
What do you think about Paula Deen using racial slurs? Do you think Food Network was too hard on her by firing her? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it. Sound off in the comments section below!
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