Just to be clear: Yes, Paula Deen used the n-word, made racist and sexist jokes, and dreamt about having black slaves at her Southern dinner parties. But she doesn’t tolerate hate, according to her handlers.
Deen’s PR team is in crisis mode after the details of Deen’s comments were made public after the cooking star gave a deposition in a million dollar lawsuit that’s being filed by former employees. Her rep issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight say that Deen may have said and done racist things, but she’s not a racist: “Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is looking forward to her day in court.”
Nonetheless, the #PaulasBestDishes hashtag blew up on Wednesday, and it brilliantly mocks Deen.