Paula Deen was scheduled to appear on Today on June 21, but pulled the plug on that last minute — the same day she was fired from The Food Network. Now, in the midst of a dramatic controversy over using an offensive racial slur towards African Ameircans, Paula took on her first public appearance on June 26 to deliver a tearful apology and explanation. Well today she appeared with Today’s Matt Lauer who made sure to point out that the only reason she was there today instead of Friday was for “Millions of reasons” referring to her partners pulling their endorsements. She came on to explain why the media reports about her being a racist and using the N-word were taken out of context — and that she’s not the person she’s being painted in the media. What stole my heart was when she looked into the camera and said,
if there’s anyone out there that has never said somethin’ that they wish they could take back, (SNIFF) if you’re out there, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me. Please. I want to meet you. I want to meet you.
Watch the video and tell me your thoughts. Do you care what Paula said 30 years ago? Do you think she should have been fired?