Paula Deen discrimination case thrown out.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

idk i don’t think that’s a word that just comes out of your mouth regardless of situation if you’re not already thinking it

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I like Paula Deen. What they put her through was bs. As if no one else in this world has ever said a bad word. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Actually she admitted to using the word since then with enough frequency that she can’t even recall when and how often she said it, but it was probably said in jest while telling jokes about black people and not using the word in earnest. Also the whole bit about her planning a plantantion themed wedding with black people dressed up as slaves is pretty horrifying. Really, most of the deposition is pretty cringeworthy, I’m not sure if you’ve read it. 

Glad she paid for you dinner once though? That makes up for it for sure. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am sorry but as an African American, who happened to love Paula Deen, incidence other incidences that caused her to get into the situation whe was in. Se just didn’t call someone the N-word, she also perpetuated racial stereotypes. 

 

it  is sad that people support those types of mistakes. It is like saying a certain group of people can be abused and are worth nothing. To some people a nigger is just a nigger, not a person or a group of people with a rich hertiage. I am glad she is dealing with the consequences of her actions.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It happened thirty fucking years ago. If we all had to be held accountable for what we did three decades ago, we’d all be in a world of hurt. Say one N-related word, you’re racist. But “whitey” and “cracker” are totally a-okay.

 

I’m not particularly fond of Paula Deen for many reasons, but I think this whole case was bullshit.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Paula Deen makes some really good food. I’ve used a number of her recipes. I haven’t read the deposition, so I really can’t comment on racist or not, but I like her cooking.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I can’t take the ‘n word as an insult’ seriously until everyone stops saying it. When a multi platinum selling rapper can write 2 consecutive songs without using that word maybe then i’ll believe people really do get offended by it. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Hyperventilate:  Really, if you read the deposition it has nothing to do with that specific incedent. She’s also admitted to using it many times since then, along with saying a huge slew of other very racist things. That was just one of many things she admitted to, I’m not sure why people are so hung up on it. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve said things that I am ashamed of and wish I could take back.

 

 

Good thing I’m not held accountable for them the rest of my life.

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