i don’t know anything about paula deen except that she’s a famous cook. i’ve never watched her on tv, heard her speak or even heard anything about her ever. is it true that paula deen is being disgraced for using a bad word 30 years ago?
i just watched a clip of paula deen on the today show where matt lauer harshly (in my opinion) interviewed deen, who appears to be genuinely distressed by using the bad word 30 years ago, has apologized, asked for forgiveness and says she is not a racist. she went on to say,
“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, 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.”
did i miss something big here? i’m feeling a bit confused because if that is not the truth, i suspect a boat load of people would have come forward by now to deny that what she said is true. if it is indeed the truth, i want to meet the person who has never said something horrible too! are the networks really dropping her show & destroying one woman’s career because she made a mistake while someone had a gun to her head in a hold up and she called them a bad, bad word?
please do not confuse what i’m saying by thinking that i believe her name calling was appropriate. i am 99.99% sure that i have never called anyone by that word, but i’m also 99.99% sure i have said many horrible things in the last 30 years that i wish i could take back – and not even at gunpoint.
seriously? is this a good use of media? resources? time – or, anything else? how about a little forgiveness here? maybe some compassion? or even better, a little looking inward by all of the peeps pointing fingers . . . if using bad vocabulary once was the worst thing i had ever done, i think i would crown myself queen of the world.
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
~ Mary Pickford