The rest of the Deen story

July 10, 2013 

Summary: Paula Deen, while planning her brother's wedding in 2007, was asked what look the wedding should have. She replied, "I want a true Southern plantation-style wedding." When asked what type of uniforms the servers should wear, Paula stated, "Well, what I would really like is a bunch of little (expletive) to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around."

Black staff had to use the back entrance to enter and leave their restaurant; black staff could only use one bathroom; black staff couldn't work the front of the restaurant.

Brother Bubba stated: "I wish I could put all those (expletive) in the kitchen on a boat to Africa." Bubba asked a black driver and security guard: "Don't you wish you could rub all the black off you and be like me? You just look dirty; I bet you wish you could." The guy told Bubba he was fine as is.

Bubba on President Obama: "They should send him to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so he could (expletive)-rig it." He shook an employee (black again) and said, "(Expletive) your civil rights ... you work for me and my sister Paula Deen."

I feel Paula Deen, her brother and anyone who treats people poorly should not be given a free pass.

Nichole Cochran

Collinsville