|PAULA DEEN ON THE COVER OF PEOPLE, |
being unwittingly goosed by
the delicious headline 'I've learned a lot.'
People Magazine, March 10, 2014
But then she decided to use her yap for speaking rather than for its God-given purpose of making ham disappear, and nothing good ever comes of that.
In an interview with People, Deen compared herself to Michael Sam, saying she's being persecuted just like "that black football player."
“I feel like ‘embattled’ and ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name," she said. "It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He said ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ ”
So if I may extrapolate here, Paula Deen thinks that being exposed as a willfully racist ninny is exactly the same thing as being bullied for something you can't help, didn't ask for and is nobody's business because it's between consenting adults. And maybe I'm not getting enough blubber in my diet because that makes absolutely no sense to me. Although I do get the part where she admits she would never have made it through the horrible persecution ordeal if it hadn't been for cake. Cake has got me through a lot too. Particularly rum cake. Without the cake.
Deen told People she found comfort in the kitchen and went on a creation binge (not unlike that God fella). “I made eight cakes in six days!” she said.
Hey, know what else helps in times of crisis, Paula? Jokes! Here, I'll get us started:
"Oh, good. I'll get one of the slaves to let him in."