It doesn’t make me a good person but I’ve disliked Paula Deen since I first laid eyes on her. In 2007 she gave an interview to Larry King where she revealed that she spent 10 years sleeping with and, perhaps more importantly, emotionally tied to someone else’s husband. I have friends whose marriages have survived affairs. I have friends with open marriages. I have no one in my life that I admire that would spend ten years lying. I’m not sure why she made her confession but it was before I knew about her food and it made me think that she’s not a good person.
I don’t really watch a lot of TV. I’m a pop culture disaster. I’m not sure how I knew about Paula Deen but I remember thinking, “Who is this giant lady no moral compass?”
Before you string me up for noting her mammoth size I’m not slinging insults at her. I’m simply noting the obvious. I don’t know how you eat but when I see an obese chef I don’t want to eat their food. I don’t want to be obese like them. It’s also worth noting that after a lifetime of gluttony Ms. Deen developed type 2 diabetes and then inked a deal to sell the world on diabetes treatments.
Today Fox News reported that:
Deen also reportedly admitted telling racist jokes, explaining: “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.”
Which leaves her in a precarious situation as any bigot knows the Jews run Hollywood and Ms. Deen owes her livelihood to Hollywood.
Okay, I know, I’m enjoying this too much.
What happend next was fantastic. Twitter started posting Ms. Deens best recipes and they were as offensive and foolish as she is.
Enjoy the best Juneteenth tweets to have ever been tweeted.
Rice and beaners #paulasbestdishes
— Dr. Isis (@drisis) June 20, 2013
What does every black customer at a Paula Deen restaurant get? A “Know Your Place Mat” I will be here all week folks. #PaulasBestDishes
— DJ Big Styles (@deejaystyles) June 20, 2013
— Black Canseco (@BlackCanseco) June 19, 2013
Rosa Pork, with a side order of Okra Winfrey. #PaulasBestDishes
— Teju Cole (@tejucole) June 19, 2013
“Klan Chowder.” “Lynchables.” “Emmett Tilapia.” This #paulasbestdishes is just… **screaming**
— S. Double-chin. V. (@savvyfatty) June 19, 2013
“I can’t believe they freed you!” Fried Chicken #PaulasBestDishes
— Cabbage Patch Ninja. (@thewayoftheid) June 19, 2013
Jigaboo Shrimp #PaulasBestDishes
— Chuckleberry Finn (@MyNameIsTawanda) June 19, 2013
Oh Paula, bless your heart.