How is this any different then Paula Deen?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

1) this picture doesn’t show slavery to me. it shows willing models in a posed shoot and none of them look starved or hurt

 

2) it’s not about how she said the n word 27 years ago. it’s about how she ignored complaints from employees who were referred to as “nig***” and joked in front of them that a true southern wedding should have slaves and how she missed the good ol’ days

 

read her deposition if the subject interests you. it’s pretty outrageous.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah, at first I, too, was like “Give her a break, she said something dumb HOW MANY years ago?”  But the more and more I saw and heard… I get the impression that it is part of her vocabulary and not just as a word – she truly feels superior based on her race.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

that’s just an ad. it doesn’t show slavery, it doesn’t show racism. it shows people dressed up. if anything, it shows sex more than a race issue. sorry, not seeing your point.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@figgnewton:  …if anything, this particluar ad harkens to the opulent decadence of the Victorian Age in Paris…please note the high, Marie Antionette hair and Louie XIV decor….a bunch of naked people crowded around some dolled up broad who overdid the bronzer while her gold plated butler looks on with a giant sewing needle in his paws isn’t terribly offensive…cause it’s like…

“You’re naked, and we’re making you some clothes already, cause your super lotioney bodies are messin up the floor…don’t touch the drapes or anything…and get that chick’s butt outta my chair, she’s gonna get oil on the cushion!”

The Paula Dean thing is another ball of wax entirely

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bebero:  I thought what she said about slaves was that she wanted to hire consenting actors to be like the “slaves” at a southern plantation wedding … which isn’t right, obviously, but isn’t any worse or different than the consenting models posing as sex slaves in this picture … ?

I dunno, I’m torn.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@Nona99:  +1 that’s what I got out of it too.

This ad doesn’t bother me at all, I don’t think anything negative about it. The current cast of Big Brother on the other hand…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not quite sure the point of the picture, especially for a show about designing clothes, but it looks like Marie Antoinette as Heidi and I’m not sure why the models are doing that? Maybe its French themed this year. Either way, nothing about it screams slavery. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The naked people lying on the floor are definitely meant to read as sex slaves. This is a very BDSM image, guys.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@figgnewton:  Definitely read the deposition.

I’m not going to give my opinion on the issue, because no one cares, but no: it’s not about using the N word after getting mugged over 20 years ago…at all. She made repeated “good ol’ days” comments, one of which being how ‘cute’ it would be to have ‘little n-words’ dress up as servants for an old south themed wedding.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@figgnewton:  you do realize it’s an ad trying to be “historic”, right? she’s dolled up like marie antoinette, for pete’s sake.

you’re taking this way too seriously. i’ve seen more ridiculous ads than that.

i mean, i get your point. why can one thing be okay, but another thing not be okay?

but this is SO not race related. i see sex more than i see race. now, if you were talking about a sex trafficking case, i would see why this was related to that. but i see no relation to paula deen from this image.

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