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Paula Deen knows how 'that black football player' Michael Sam feels



Right on the heels of Paula Deen’s announcement that she’s making her big comeback, she’s talking about black people again.

According to The Wrap, the butter-loving Southern chef — who lost her sponsors and her Food Network show after admitting she used the n-word — said, “I feel like 'embattled’ or 'disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player (Michael Sam) 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.’ I know exactly what he’s saying. I’m fighting to get my name back.”

Maybe just not mentioning race at all would be a solid plan from here on out, Paula.

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[Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:20pm]


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