Paula Deen is on the comeback road, and has already managed to step into a pothole.

The celebrity chef who fell from grace after her use of the “n-word” and antebellum desires became public, compared herself to Michael Sam, the (black) football player who came out as gay recentlyin an interview with People magazine.

From USA Today:

Deen says, “I’m fighting to get my name back,” adding, “I feel like ’embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” says Deen, referring to NFL prospect Michael Sam. “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.”

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