Paula Deen: ‘Why, Of Course, I Say The N-Word, Sugar. Doesn’t Everybody?’

The Superficial | June 19, 2013 - 3:10 pm

“A ha! Ahaha! *wipes tears* I’m sorry, sugah, I coulda sworn you said the one behind me was going to read. Could you imagine?”

When we last left Paula Deen, she was being sued after her brother and Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House co-owner allegedly sexually harassed kitchen manager Lisa Jackson whenever he wasn’t busy letting Paula plan him a wedding full of tap dancing niggers. Yup:

According to the court documents, Jackson states that she was appointed by Deen to handle the catering and staff for Bubba’s wedding in 2007, and she asked Deen what the servers should wear: “Well what I would really like is a bunch of little niggers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around,” Jackson alleges Deen told her. “Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn’t it? But we can’t do that because the media would be on me about that.”

And while that sounds like something most normal people would recognize they should never, ever admit to saying. Most normal people aren’t an old, rich, white southern woman like Paula Deen whose resistance to change hardens after every year and sugar pone pie stuffed with sugar ham. To her, those words were as genteel and cordially as a game of gin rummy over mint juleps as the Negroes work themselves in the field before being chained to the hogs. My those were such splendid times. Splendid times Paula Deen doesn’t mind recalling in the middle of a legal deposition where I’ll assume her lawyer was too busy fighting off blindness to tackle her after eating a donut from her purse. “I call it a Fudgeton Creme.” Radar reports:

When asked by Lisa’s Atlanta-based attorney if she’d ever used the N-word, Paula responded, “Yes, of course,” and gave examples of times she used the offensive term.
In terms of telling racist jokes, Paula said, “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes… most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
And when asked if she wanted black men to play the role of slaves at a wedding she explained she got the idea from a restaurant her husband and her had dined at saying, “The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie.
“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War… It was not only black men, it was black women… I would say they were slaves.”

Look, I’m never looking to play comedy police, but here’s a pro tip for Paula: If you want to pass racism off as a joke, try not to follow that up by saying, “Hey, you know what was a lovely era? Slavery.” That almost never goes over well. Outside of a GOP convention.

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