She’s never been accused of having a filter so it’s no wonder Paula Deen is once again facing criticism for her careless words.
The disgraced southern chef told People magazine that trying to repair her public image after her racist allegations is similar to the struggle faced by Michael Sam, an NFL hopeful who recently revealed that he’s gay.
She’s on her way to a major career comeback following last year’s racist allegations and Paula Deen wants to set the record straight.
The southern-fried celebrity chef showed up at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival over the weekend, noting that she’s truly sorry for any pain she caused with her careless words from a few decades ago.
After shying away from the spotlight since she became embroiled in a scandal involving the N-word, Paula Deen made her first public appearance at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show in Houston, TX on Saturday (September 14).
The Southern cook received a standing ovation when she was introduced to the crowd of nearly 1500 spectators on hand for her cooking demonstrations.
In the midst of all the bad news for Paula Deen, on Friday (August 23) she at least managed to put an end to the lawsuit that started her culinary career crash.
A racial and sexual harassment suit against the comfort-food queen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, has been “amicably resolved,” according to the attorney for the woman who filed it, Lisa Jackson. Jackson worked as general manager at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia.
Though the process may have irreparably ruined her career, Paula Deen has prevailed in the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against her.
In a decision, the judge ruled that plaintiff Lisa Jackson could not claim racial discrimination because she is white and any comments that the celebrity cook or any of her associates made would not have legally mattered to someone who was not a target.