Angry Paula Deen Fans Mistake Missouri-Based Food Channel for Food Network

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Paula Deen delivers her fifth apology for using racial slurs.
Springfield-based media company Food Channel is not the Food Network. It is in no way affiliated with the Food Network, nor has it ever been the host network for recently-disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen.

However, you wouldn't know that from looking at the Food Channel's Facebook page which lit up after the Food Network announced it will be dropping Deen in light of her admission that she used racial slurs in the past.

"Bring Back Paula Deen or I will boycott your channel. At least she is honest. Most if not all of the black people i know have also used the N word," writes one commenter.

"Next thing you'll be hanging Paula Deen. Your back stabbing her, and we know she has made the station loads of money," says another.

In case you missed it, Deen is in hot water after a court deposition revealed she not only admitted to using the N-word, she also apparently wanted black servers to dress up like slaves at a plantation-style wedding. The revelation has cost her a contract with Food Network and several endorsement deals, most notably with Wal-Mart and pork-producer Smithfield Foods. Here's one of the numerous apologies Deen made, this one came after a less-than-humble non-pology where she went with a "that's just the way we talked back then" defense:

According to editor-in-chief Kay Logsdon, Food Channel "is a food-knowledge website geared to foodies" which produces recipes, articles and short webisode cooking demonstrations. While they aspire to television and have some of their short cooking segments airing in test markets, they are not yet a full-fledged network.

"We always get messages meant for the Food Network," says Logsdon. "Any time we get a chance to engage with people who love food that's a good thing for us."

Still, after receiving thousands of angry e-mails, Facebook and Twitter messages, and phone calls, Logsdon decided to make a statement on the Food Channel's website to clear things up:

Attention all those who love Paula Deen.

We've been getting your emails. Your phone calls. We're pretty sure the good old fashioned mail will soon follow.

We get that you are mad about her contract not being renewed. The problem is, you are calling and writing the wrong people.

In the statement, Logsdon also included some examples of e-mails she's been getting and they are sort of amazing:

if this is how you treat honest people - we will not watch your channel anymore - I can't believe how un-smart you are! - your contract is not renewed!
LEAVE HER ALONE HAVE YOU COMPLETELY LOST IT ?? WAKE UP. HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I can't believe that you are cancelling Paula's show because she said something wrong and apologized for it. You have chefs on there with spiked hair, bare feet, piercings and tattoos galore. You have chefs that cuss and swear. Haven't you ever heard of forgiveness?

Despite the vitriol, Logsdon decided to turn this unexpected attention into a business opportunity -- by appealing to Deen herself to come on over.



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12 comments
dragonlady333
dragonlady333

Thank you for supporting Paula Deen. What is happening to her is an outrage and I'm disgusted by the companies that have dropped her for a 25+ year old mistake. Life is about forgiveness, in which the companies that have dropped her, seemed to forget! I fully support Paula Deen and wherever she may go.

loving_coyote40
loving_coyote40

Thank you for supporting a wonderful Lady, She helped me years ago watching Her channel.

Latasha Clark
Latasha Clark

And for the record I believe it to be a big deal to the person(s) whom she offended personally. I am not offended for I am not a "nigger" however, I don't believe she should have lost everything because of what she believes. Her narrow minded ass should have been smart enough to know when to have the right to STFU. That's all.

Latasha Clark
Latasha Clark

I wonder if its a coincidence that his neck is literally red? Oh well...

Latasha Clark
Latasha Clark

Marshall I dare you to go say it to a black and find out if its a big deal or not. :)

Jimmie Thomptson
Jimmie Thomptson

this headline clearly shows the bias RFT has against Paula Deen

Marshall Patrick
Marshall Patrick

blacks call eachother nigga's all the time.....no big deal

Marshall Patrick
Marshall Patrick

she has a black lover, so it's ok for her to call him her nigga

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

she walked right into the buzz saw. this came out on a friday. if she would have just hid in her house for a few days, the story would have fallen off the radar.

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee topcommenter

"I can't believe how un-smart you are!"

Oh, the irony.

Rick Firestein
Rick Firestein

She's an icon! Her books are flying off the shelves better than the Bible. Lol

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