And here lies Paula’s career at QVC (maybe)….
On Friday afternoon, Susie “No Shits To Give” Fogelson of The Food Network rolled up Paula Deen’s contract, stuffed bacon in it, slathered it with butter and batter, deep fried it and then ate every single piece of it. (At least, that’s how I’m guessing Paula’s firing went down.) The Food Network announced that Paula’s contract will not be renewed and now TMZ is saying that QVC may drop her ass too.
Right after it came out that Paula used the N-word several times and once said that she basically wanted to throw a plantation-themed wedding , QVC kept their lips shut and said they had no comment. A rep is now saying that they’re “concerned” about the situation and they have no plans to put Paula’s face on QVC anytime soon. They’re still selling her products on their website, though. The rep also said that they are “closely monitoring these events and we are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen.” TMZ took that to mean that QVC is waiting to see if the whole scandal will blow over. If it doesn’t blow over, they’ll either fire her ass or completely go with it by selling Paula Deen’s line of mammy cookie jars.
Meanwhile, both Bill Maher and Bethenny Franklestein (because you care what she thinks) came to Paula’s defense and a bunch of hos have defended her on her Facebook page and The Food Network’s Facebook page. If you need some free entertainment, fill your brain with something mind-numbing and read through all of the comments, because there’s a few gems in there. Here’s just one:
“Whose next? Does Giada go because she wears low cut blouses and only cooks Italian food? Is she prejudice against plain old American dishes? How about the Barefoot Contessa? Since she wears shoes when she cooks shouldn’t she change the name of her show?. Then there’s Guy Fieri with his spiked hair and tattoos. FYI: He doesn’t drive all around the country in that car. Bobby Flay is red headed so perhaps we shouldn’t like him because of the color of his hair. The Pioneer Woman is hardly that. She lives on a high dollar cattle ranch and cooks all day for her cowboy husband and children. She seems to like it, but I’m sure the feminist would like her gone. Rachel Ray and her 30 Minute Meals is hogwash. There is no way you can cook her dishes in 30 minutes without having most of the stuff pre-prepared.”
They actually have a point about Rachael Ray’s 30-minute cooking. Rachael Ray should be charged with fraud and sent to prison FOREVER.
And finally, here’s a clip dug up by HuffPo of Paula Deen talking to The New York Times last year about how slaves were just like family and then she introduces her “as black as that board” friend to the audience: