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Paula Deen Compares Herself To "Black Football Player Who Came Out" Michael Sam

When you're in the first five minutes of your "Comeback Tour 2014" following a six-month departure from the national spotlight for accusations of racism, maybe you should avoid comparing yourself to black gay athletes until the 2015 version of the PR event. 

That's just me, though. A noticeably thinner Paula Deen and her million-dollar damage control team think otherwise. 

In an interview with People Magazine that hits stands on Friday, Paula Deen says she's just like Michael Sam, the openly gay NFL prospect who's taken the world by storm since early February. 

"I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name," Paula tells People. "It's like that black football player who recently came out. He said, 'I just want to be known as a football player. I don't want to be known as a gay football player.' I know exactly what he's saying."

Yep, you read that right: wealthy white celebrity and alleged racist Paula Deen can totally relate to gay African American Michael Sam, who says he doesn't want any one of his minority statuses coming before being a football player. 

The mind boggles. 

Is this the right strategy for Paula to fall back in our good graces, Instincters?

(Source: USA Today)

 

Comments

I bet every single poster saying we should move on and leave her alone is White which explains why you guys feel the way you do.She's got enough money to last her the rest of her life.Screw her and screw all of you too.Not only is she an old foul mouthed racist, she also let her brother sexually harass the female employees.She didn't even bat an eye lash.Poor soul my @ss.You guys are such wussies.I'm sure y'all would have a good time with her, dressing up Black men in little bow ties and having them wait on White people like they used to.What does this prove?That gays can be just as racist which is funny because that is such an oxymoron.I remember reading this gay White guys long ranting paragraph on a hook-up website.He talked so much trash about not wanting Blacks and Asians and claimed he was looking for someone intelligent.One:If you're racist and equate skin color to how smart someone is then you are clearly not intelligent.Two:You're gay.So shut it f@g.

Watch my comment get deleted though.

I've never been a big Paula Deen fan, but enough is enough! Time to move on! There are few among us who have never said something we'd later live to regret or, at the very least, wished we had said differently.

She is the embodiment of the deep south and their ways.......should we really be surprised????

I don't think she meant any harm, I really don't. We've all said things we regret later or that we really don't mean. I can forgive and forget. Before I figured out I was gay, I'm sure I said things that were probably, well, unkind. But I take it back now. Will you forgive me?

I would be willing to bet that about 90 plus percent of gay people have said something racial in their past. Leave the damn woman alone. You self righteous people are starting to make me sick. Yes, I am gay. I have said stupid things, and I have heard a multitude of inappropriate things come out of the mouths of our own people, so get over it already. 

Amen.

Why did you write that twice? Why did you write that twice?

Paula Dean worked very hard for everything she has, I find it insulting that after years of paying her dues that she is referred to as a Rich White Woman. I think everyone should back off the poor soul and let her go back to cooking and entertaining us with her southern charm. Besides, let he that has Not Sinned cast the first stone, you know it won't be any of you Paula Dean worked very hard for everything she has, I find it insulting that after years of paying her dues that she is referred to as a Rich White Woman. I think everyone should back off the poor soul and let her go back to cooking and entertaining us with her southern charm. Besides, let he that has Not Sinned cast the first stone, you know it won't be any of you drama queens!!!! 

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