I myself am not a fan of Paula Deen. I do of course enjoy to eat good food, but I do not watch the TV Food channel, sorry.
I am fed up with all the hype that the media is giving to the 30-plus-year-old recollection of Paula Deen when she had said the big nasty "N" word. Get over it people, that was 30-plus years ago. In that part of the country in that era almost all people used the "N" word especially the black Americans. I am not a racist but I may have said the "N" word a time or two many years back. Does that make me a bad person? I say no; it was a time when PC was not the norm, in fact being PC is a little out of control.
If I was Paula Deen's manager I would have her ask all those who are chastising her if in their lifetime they ever used the "N" word, then after all had answered, I would then ask those who had answered in the negative if it would be permissible if I could administer to them some sodium pentathol and then answer the same question. How many of those same people would agree to that! I would say maybe 1%, no more. So I say to all, get off her back!