So, apparently Paula Deen’s recipes come with tons and tons of butter and a healthy dose of old school, antebellum-flavored racism.

The queen of southern cooking essentially admitted that she is racist during a deposition.

Deen and her son are being sued by the former general manager of the Deens’ restaurant. The general manager alleges that the Deens had separate bathrooms for black and white employees, and that they made racist and sexist jokes.

Here’s a snippet from Deen’s deposition:


When Deen was asked if she used the N-word, she replied: “Yes, of course.” Then she was asked why in the world she would say something about wanting to hire black cater waiters to pretend to be “slaves” at an old-school Southern wedding. She responded by saying that she got the idea when she was at an event with black cater waiters, and is also just generally a racist.


“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War… It was not only black men, it was black women… I would say they were slaves.”


Read more at Jezebel.


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