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Paula Deen finally stopped by The Today Show and spoke with Matt Lauer and explained she is not a racist. “I believe that … every one of God’s creatures was created equal. I believe that everyone should be treated equal, that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life.”
She also adds that she should not have been fired by her sponsors. “Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No,” she said. “I am so very thankful for the partners I have who believe in me.” The Food Network and Smithfield Foods have fired her… QVC, Sears and Target were all reevaluating their partnerships with her.
Paula said she is often distressed by the way young people use the term…the ‘n-word,’ “I don’t know, I have asked myself that so many times. It’s very distressing for me to go into my kitchens and hear what these young people are calling each other … it’s very distressing for me. I think for this problem to be worked on, that these young people are gonna have to take control and start showing respect for each other.”
She ended her interview with, “There’s someone evil out there that saw what I had worked for, and they wanted it.”
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