June 25, 2013 04:02 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
In the celebrity world, a mistake can come back to haunt you big time, even if it happened years and years ago. Who Do You Think You Are alum Paula Deen has learned this the hard way, with accusations of racism leading to the loss of her esteemed spot on Food Network and possibly QVC as well. Paula’s fans have rushed to her defense and now, her sons are joining in on the protest effort.
Like the rest of her fan base, Paula Deen’s sons are incredibly angry about all the current drama surrounding their number one role model. In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Paula’s son Bobby Deen explained that his mother had been the victim of character assassination.”Neither one of our parents ever taught us to be bigoted toward any other person for any reason.”
Bobby also made a point of highlighting the many positive qualities that have contributed to Paula’s massive fan base over the years. “Our mother is one of the most compassionate, good-hearted, empathetic people that you’d ever meet…These accusations are very hurtful to her, and it’s very sad.”
Jamie Deen agrees with Bobby’s description of his mother. In order to illustrate his mom’s respect for individuals of all skin colors and ethnicities, he explained that when he was a child, Paula Deen used his love of African American athlete Hank Aaron to demonstrate the need for equal treatment. According to Jamie, Paula made it clear that, “the challenges [Hank Aaron] had to overcome because of his color was unacceptable.”
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