Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Al Sharpton and Other Black Celebrities Defend Paula Deen
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, actress Stacey Dash, and NFL player Kris Jenkins are just some of the black celebrities that have come forward in support of TV chef Paula Deen.
Deen, who is 66-years old, was recently dropped by the Food Network after she admitted that she used the n-word and other racial slurs while cracking racist jokes about black people in a videotaped deposition. She has also been dropped by several sponsors including Wal-Mart, Target, Smithfield, and Home Depot. She also lost her lucrative book deal with Random House.
“A lot of us have in the past said things we have regretted saying years ago,” Sharpton recently said in an interview with TMZ. “You cannot deal with what is fair or not fair until we see an outcome of the present circumstances she is accused of, not something that happened 20 years ago.”
And Stacey Dash, commented via Twitter: "God does everything for a reason. @Paula_Deen Only God can judge your heart BTW my daughter loves your show (only way she can get me to cook)"
And Kris Jenkins, during an interview with Metro New York, commented, "The lady was a sweetheart to me; [her] making a mistake I’m not going to be the one to make a big deal of it."
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