Paula Deen’s Supporters Take to Food Network’s Facebook Page; Hilarity Ensues


For those of you living under a rock for the last 72 hours or so, you may be unaware that the Food Network has fired Paula Deen for admitting during a deposition to making racist and anti-Semetic jokes, using the N-word, and planning an Antebellum Southern Plantation-style wedding.

Paula Deen has many fans, and they have taken to Food Network’s Facebook page to protest Paula’s firing. Their comments are hilariously awful. These are their stories.

Considering how mind-bendingly stupid almost all of these comments are, I’m going to forego using names or screenshots. You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.

Let’s set the tone, shall we?


Please note the all-caps and no punctuation. This is gonna be fun!

Crap no hate button

You know, this is one of my big problems with Facebook. There’s a “Like” button, but no “Dislike” button. If it were up to me, I’d replace both with a “Shut the fuck up” button. Oh man, I could spend all day pressing the “Shut the fuck up” button. Which is probably why there isn’t one.

Food Network you have lost another viewer – how many is that since you fired Paula. Ask your CEO’s how many of them have said a racial slur – if they say they haven’t they are LIARS.

While it’s true that there are plenty of CEO’s, executives, etc. that have said racist and hurtful things, and have had those things come to light, it’s a safe bet that none of them were planning a slavery-themed wedding for themselves or a family member. It’s one thing to say things, but when you start glorifying a time period in which people literally owned other people, you’ve made a very, very big mistake.

No Paula Deen…no support. You cannot condone ONE for something that occurred LONG AGO in a time when folks used that language. Yes, times have changed. Paula is a positive woman of force and love. You’ve made the wrong choice and when you’re ratings go down I’m sure you’ll figure it out. Cheers to Paula for keeping it REAL!

Someone cue up the Chappelle’s Show skit, “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong”. Worth noting: it wasn’t okay when people used that language back then either.

You are crazy. I am calling my cable station to find out how to cancel you. This is absolutely dumb. You are going to be the loser in this.

I noticed a number of people threatening to call their cable providers to have them cancel or block Food Network. CABLE TELEVISION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.

im canceling all my non-existant food network magazine subscriptions, and i will refuse to put ur channel on when im super baked like a potatoe late at night

Let’s be honest: Food Network’s audience is at least 50% stoners. It’s a good thing that there aren’t a whole lot of racist stoners, otherwise they’d be in real trouble. Of course, they’d have to remember to do it first, which would be the real challenge.

Well food network, due to your spineless over- reaction to the Paula Deen situation, you have cut your own throats and the throats of your other network celebs. Nothing left to do now but roll yourselves in flour and throw yourselves in the deep fryer. It’s a shame that you felt that you had no other choice but to throw Ms. Deen under the bus after all she has done to help build your brand. Typical corporate hypocrites.

You knew someone was going to make a deep-fried reference. Mmmm… Deep-fried references…

Your wrong
Hire Paula Deen Back with more pay
Or me and my friend will not watch anymore

The formatting, by the way, isn’t mine. That’s exactly what it looks like. I don’t even know why stars have agents when they can just have random strangers tell their employers to give them a raise. I should try this at my next performance review.

I’m putting all of my Food Network magazines in the men’s bathroom stalls at work.

As a man, this would be awesome. Seriously, I don’t know who decided that half of the local paper was suitable bathroom reading, but a little variety would be much appreciated.

are you out of your minds? Paula is like our mother

This explains a lot about obesity in this country.

Shame on you, Food Network. I will be taking my entire Klan chapter EXCLUSIVELY to HGTV!

“Next up: our Grand Dragon Grillmaster whips up a batch of his famous White Power Spareribs! After that, how to decorate your home, the Aryan way. Only on HGTV!”

I guess Paula made you millions…..time to hit the road and onto the next eh….and instead of telling her she was getting too old (which she’s not she is one classy chic in my book and I’m 35) you FOUND a reason to get rid of her. Too bad you can’t find a way to get rid of billions of fans =)

Do you hear that? BILLIONS OF FANS. Why hasn’t someone tried to start the Paula Deen Liberation Front yet?

There are apparently a lot of white Americans who don’t understand the term ‘white privilege’.

If they did, the irony might kill them. Assuming a massive heart attack or diabetes doesn’t do it first. These ARE Paula Deen fans, after all.

Paula Deen is seriously a key component to your network!

Somewhere, deep in the bowels of The Food Network, an executive is going, “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

This is a case of law that you are guilty until proven innocent. Any harassment claims are handled by the Federal Government this way and it flies in the face of the 4th Amendment. These claims by her employee haven’t been ruled on yet and accordingly she made statements 2 decades ago. Is it ongoing, a hostile environment or is it a case of skeletons in the closet. Food Network, you blew it. She hasn’t hurt your reputation, you have. Since her hiring, has there been any violations? If not, she should take action against you for wrongful termination. Your policy is in place and exists for all actions from date of hire on, not for actions previous to hire–that should have been found in due diligence before hire is made. FN you’ve fallen victim to political correctness which is tasteless-pun intended!
Every time one of these scandals blows up, I always wonder where this secret army of armchair Constitutional and Legal scholars hangs out and discusses stuff like this.
Your show sucks! I want some fried chicken from Paula Deen!

You know, I don’t think I can sum it up any better than that.

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