Paula Deen Will Find Success Again

Despite her recent scandal, Paula Deen will find success again. Find out why below.
Despite her recent scandal, Paula Deen will find success again. Find out why below.

Paula Deen’s recent racist antics have landed her in a whole mess of hot water of late. Her use of the n-word has resulted in her losing her job with the Food Network and possibly QVC. However she will be able to overcome this lapse in political correctness and once again become a beloved culinary figure.

Many celebrities in our society have slipped up in some form or another only to rise like the phoenix from what appeared to be the ashes of their career, surging back into our TVs like nothing ever happened. Others have ignored political correctness throughout their success, although not often in the form of racism.

Take the personality of perhaps the most famous chef on television as an example. Gordon Ramsay has become a superstar, and not just in the culinary world, for being incredibly inconsiderate and brash in his treatment of people. He does this on each of his several successful TV programs, and has made no efforts to sensor himself as he cashes in checks from both the United States and Europe, as two continents have come to love his terrible manners and behavior. Paula Deen will find success again.

Charlie Sheen has overcame seemingly countless scandals throughout his career in show business. Run ins with the law, prostitutes, cocaine, divorce and adultery have all popped up at some point in his career. Rather than change who he is in order to stay out of the headlines, Sheen took the approach of embracing it. He spun these actions into a bad boy reputation that we have embraced, even giving him a shows where he essentially plays the character we all perceive him to be in real life. It certainly is possible to embrace your character flaws and have people love you for them in the long run. Paula Deen will find success again.

Fans have swarmed to her aid in the aftermath of her racist scandal. Bombarding the Food Network’s social media pages with a ridiculous ten posts a minute bashing their decision to remove Paula Deen from their networks. Pages advocating a boycot of the network have sprung up and gained followings instantly. Her reputation hasn’t crumbled around her yet. Still viewed by many as a provider of southern comfort through her culinary programs. Anyone with a following as strong as hers will inevitably bounce back. Someone will give her a show, much like Charlie Sheen was given Anger Management in the wake of his latest scandal. Her followers will become die hard fans of whatever show she next appears on. Paula Deen will find success again.

Endorsement deals also provide a reason for the southern star to be optimistic for her future. She is yet to lose an endorsement deal as a result of the scandal, meaning that corporate investors still have a good deal of confidence in her marketability. If these sponsors were to begin to pull out, that would represent a warning sign for her. Until that happens, she can stay the course and remain confident in her brand name. Assuming the sponsors stay in place Paula Deen will find success again.

Just like so many other celebrities have done before her, Paula Deen has put herself in hot water as a result of her actions. She now will have follow the footsteps of many celebrities who have found success in the aftermath of their scandals. Paula Deen will find success again.

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The Guardian Express

23 Responses to "Paula Deen Will Find Success Again"

  1. James Gough   June 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Paula Deen is being condemned for behavior she herself has denounced and renounced. Something is very wrong about a culture that doesn’t know how to forgive and forget, and finds it necessary to keep whipping a dead horse. They just need the political exposure.

  2. Johnny C.   June 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    That was a long time ago. The world was a different place. As we all grow older our views change with the times. Today she is a different person as well, with different views. Who of us hasn’t in the past said something they wouldn’t think of saying now. Leave her alone and accept her for what she is now. I am sure we all have things in the past we don’t want people to know about only because we are of ashamed of how we were.

  3. Linda   June 24, 2013 at 8:11 am

    This whole thing is just another sign of what this country is coming to. Any time the left can magnify a situation such as a word said many years ago , you would be hard pressed to find anyone who was brought up in the south 40 years ago that has not used many slang words because that was what people were referred to. I do not mean just white people because we were called names also. Why do we have a double standard in this country? Do you see black leaders, black athletes, black stars, or black people on the cooking network “fired” from their positions because they may have said something incorrect years ago? A sad time for our country.

  4. Joetta   June 24, 2013 at 5:41 am

    What do you mean “will once again become a beloved culinary figure”? She still is and always will be. Have you not been reading all the positive comments about her? This lady is SO loved by SO many! Paula is not going anywhere. Stop attacking her! I love you Paula!

  5. Robert Kriegar   June 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Ridiculous ten posts a minute? Ridiculous as in GOOD, I hope you mean.

    The only thing ridiculous is that the Food Network doesn’t seem to care. What are they thinking? That they’re “too big to fail”?

  6. Jane Nickerson   June 23, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    That is just it. She hasn’t had any recent racist antics.

  7. Linda Pliego, E'ville, IN   June 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I love Miss Paula, she has put much delight in cooking. The love she has for food and the way it is made to perfection. I will always consider her a friend. And I am so happy that someone else uses tons of butter. She is the BEST. Love ya, Paula.

  8. L. Hatfield   June 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Yes, she said a word that I don’t condone but what about the singer/rapper who danced on the American Flag??!! Someone explain to me, if she is being “dropped” from a network then why isn’t this man’s songs banned from radio/television etc??? What a wonderful world of equality we live in.

  9. Linda tilley   June 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    AGAIN…she reports she did this many years ago….I don’t care when she said it…remember the First Amendment. ??? As long as she is not saying things on her program that would affect her employers income. Forget about it…it continues to amaze me how black people say filthy words about women…police…and white people and no one gives a dam…anytime ANY white person can be beat down…it’s fair game

    • dawnjm   June 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Well said!!!!

  10. Linda Crain Durham   June 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    This is just sad….35 years ago? Who did not say that word 35 years ago and there is no telling what I might have said if I had a gun to my head!! Get over it Food Network and QVC!! Have none of you ever said a word that was not kosher???

  11. Tammy M.   June 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    It’s interesting to read what others think. I do so hate derogatory terms. She said it 35 years ago? She was held at gunpoint? Oh. We get fired for that? Sounds like someone was looking for a reason to get rid of her. Maybe she’s lost too much weight.

  12. Santa Bernacchi   June 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t know what Paula’s political affiliations are,,,, but I’ll bet if she was of the left …..this would not be happening to her!

  13. carol carpenter   June 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Why did you not write about the million dollar extortion that Jackson tried and when that failed then and only then did she file a complaint or that racist antics you talk about was from 20 years ago . Here’s one for you ” Have you ever in your life said the “N” word so the next story that you write will be about you and your racist antics. If your going to write a story make sure to tell the whole story , don’t just pick what you think are the juicy parts.

  14. Sue   June 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Who is this Charlie Giles. What does he know? Racist antics, is he stupid. That many years ago she did nothing more than any of us at the time. Rappers say worse, who the hell holds them accountable for anything. Oh we don’t dare they are black!

  15. Cindy Martin   June 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    People need to read the deposition. She did nothing wrong. We know her good heart. Make lemonade Paula. This will blow away!

  16. Wanda   June 23, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    The deposition states that the defendant had never heard nor experienced Paula utter the racial slur. Paula voluntarily admitted to having made the reference many years ago before she was famous. Why does the media keep reporting that she made the reference as it is a fact and occurred recently? Give this woman her day in court and remember …innocent until proven guilty. I will never watch the Food Network again..I only tuned in to watch Paula anyway!

  17. annie mcdowell   June 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    If any of Paula Dean’s other corporate investors should pull out and let her go , there will be pages popping up in calling for a boycott of them So it would be best to keep the sure thing.. Paula Dean is a good women and all this has got to do with what can be gotten out of her wallet.. Food Network Made a BIG BIG mistake in letting her go … The FN is NO longer on my TV and Iam also a Southern women to the bone!

  18. Nancy Thomas   June 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    This is not a scandal – this is a little bitty story and the Food Network overreacted to something that “might” have been said 30 years ago. Is anyone on HER team complaining about mistreatment or racist remarks made by Paula? No, it’s all a side effect of something her brother may or may not have said or done. No worries, we’ll see Paula again very soon!

  19. Peggy   June 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I took the time to read her entire deposition this afternoon…She made the comment that everyone seems so shocked about nearly 35 years ago after she was held at gunpoint by a black man attempting to rob the bank in which she worked! She has done absolutely nothing wrong as the deposition shows. The lawyers were questioning her about her brother, HIS behavior, and what she might or might not have known about the way his restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s is run. I’m behind Paula 100%, Remember, let him who is without blame cast the first stone….

  20. teresa   June 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    What is the difference in saying a the N-word and singing the N-word? What is the difference if a white person says the N-word and a black person saying the N-word? I am so confused! :}

  21. Skip Hardin   June 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Charlie, Charlie, Charlie: Have you read anything other than the headlines about this situation? You wrote that her “recent racist antics” and that is totally not what the situation was that she discussed. She said she had used the word in the very long ago past. It wasn’t recent. Maybe you could read the actual transcript of the deposition that people are talking about. Its on line and easily accessible. Do your homework before you write your stuff. Skip Hardin, Columbia, SC

  22. mg   June 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    This is so ridiculous! Who can honestly say that they’ve never said that word before? I’m white and get called “honkey” and “cracker” all the time, but you don’t see me throwin’ a hissy fit because of it! With all the stories, I really don’t know if she said it or not, but what does it even matter? The woman supposedly said it years ago. For Pete’s sake, grow the hell up, people!


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