And, does anyone actually believe that she only used the "N" word all those years ago when she just happened to be held at gun point during a bank robbery and maybe a couple of times after that? Seems to me that would have been the one time in her life that she might have kept her mouth shut.
Come on, Paula, I grew up in the "southern culture" too, but many of us who experienced those years when the country was trying to cope with the upheaval of integration learned the lessons back then that you say you want to learn now. She mouths the right words, but you can see that she really doesn't see what the big deal is. So she thought it would be hilarious to stage a "slave wedding?" Would that have included the ritual of the bride and groom jumping over a broom handle?
I have always had the feeling that she was operating just on the edge of vulgarity, especially when she was a guest on a late night show. Even on her own show, she has a repertoire of suggestive looks and raucous laughter that I have found increasingly offensive. I'm having trouble believing that the Food Network didn't figure her out a long time ago. They announced today that they were not going to renew her contract. How about all the companies she works with? Will they flee, too?
We got a glimpse of the real Paula when she announced, two years late, that she was diabetic, and then started advertising the medication she was taking, and experienced an epiphany, and, like a reformed drunk, started espousing a lifestyle of healthy eating, and brought her sons along with her, with their own shows changing, too.
We don't need to mention her touting of Smithfield Hams, which, as luck would have it, were found to be imported from Mexico, and not grown and nurtured in Virginia. She has pimped herself out by putting her name on countless products, including kitchenware and even venturing into the furniture business.
I just can't feel sorry for her, although I'm ordinarily a pretty tolerant person. Her bigotry
is just the last straw. She deserves whatever she gets for the next year or so,and then she'll make a big comeback because we have very short memories. If nothing else, she'll be embraced by Fox.