SwampDaughter and I were discussing this over salads at Chick-fil-A Thursday. We haven’t been Paula Deen followers or denigrators. We’ve never seen her show. We’ve never been to her restaurant, though we’d love to go. We don’t own any of her cookbooks. We’re a bit surprised that so much hatred has been directed at her. We’ve seen it in vitriolic tv parodies and various newspaper and magazine articles before now.
We’d like to know why in the hell is the media so interested in persecuting Paula Deen? Is it because she’s white? Is it because she’s southern? Is it because she made it rich on her own, and we can’t have that in this country? Is it because she got rich without benefit of college and has been more successful, with more money, than the bitchy media?
SwampDaughter said “Dang. I’d sure hate to have something I said 27 years ago held against ME!” She was a preschooler at the time, so she’ll probably get a pass, lucky for her. We briefly pondered the things that could be held against us from things we may have done or said 27 years ago. I’m sure there is a lot of material there!
It seems to me like political correctness run amuck. It appears that Random House has sooooooo many best-selling books that they can afford to piss away Paula Deen’s latest. Fine. Her fans would probably rather buy it through Amazon or directly through her anyway. Screw Random House.
And for the Paula Deen supporters, here’s a list of companies that you can boycott:
Sears, J.C. Penney, Walgreen, Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Novo Nordisk, Smithfield Foods, Caesars Entertainment and The Food Network.
She’s probably going to have more fans than ever after being bludgeoned by the media.
Update: No2liberals posted a GREAT link in the comments that I just had to add to the post: