My thoughts on some news items of the day.
1. The Paula Deen Debacle.
Way before this latest racially-related episode and the resultant parting of the ways between Ms. Deen and her sources of millions of dollars, I had this same opinion about her. Not much. I would watch her cooking show now and then and marvel at the bad choices she would make when adding ingredients to the dishes. She would giggle and laugh and look positively disgusting when adding pounds of butter and sugar and fats of all kinds… she would lick spoons slowly, the camera would do close-ups of this, and it would turn me right off. Then I saw her as a guest on some morning shows in her cooking capacity, and she seemed positively inebriated. She was throwing food at the hosts, dropping things on the floor, she was loud and obnoxious, and didn’t have any decorum whatsoever. It was gross to watch.
So I’ve never liked her, even before she got into deep doo-doo recently.
Then, about a year or so ago, I learned that she had been diagnosed with adult onset diabetes mellitus. This had occurred a few years prior to the public learning of this. In no way had she tried to clean up her act or cooking. She just kept on with the bad choices, urging her viewers to load up on all those unhealthy foods, all the while knowing she had diabetes and probably was on a special diet herself to save her own life.
That one thing turned me completely off her. I had no use for her style of “entertainment.” It just reminded me of a drunk with a bottle, slurping it around, spilling it all over the place, slurring her words, etc…
When this latest incident occurred and she admitted to using the “N” word (which I can’t even bring myself to utter, even in my mind), I wasn’t really surprised.
She cries all over the media now, real tears but only for herself. Only for all the multimillion dollars she will be losing as her endorsements dry up after realizing what a piece of work she really is.
Enough said. She should just go away quietly, please, into the night and let us be done with her and her ilk.
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I was going to comment on a few other topics here today, but I’ve lost my steam after the above. So let’s leave it here.
I know I’ll probably get screamed at by Paula Deen fans out there. That’s OK. I just wanted to put in my 2 cents about the subject.
Go Away Paula Deen! Just go away….