You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Don’t cry in Paula Deen’s butter, she’s already dancing with the stars


This time the attention is not focused on Paula Deen’s mouth, but the foot folks say she stuck in it.

The accused racist and cooking sensation might just land on cha cha-ing feet.

The Food Network, Kmart, Sears and JCPenney are among those to kick Deen to the curb, but word around the Interweb the last few days is that “Dancing With the Stars” wants Deen to compete.

The ABC show has asked Deen to appear in the past, according to reports.

She said she turned down a spot on the show in 2010.

“Fat girls don’t look good sweating. I’ve got catfish arms … And I’ve got — is that a muffin top right there?” she said according to the AJC.com, our sister website for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Talk that she has been asked again is just rumor at this point as far as I can tell.

Deen obviously has her fans and Dancing has had ratings-boosting controversial stars in the past (Joey Lawrence).

She thanked them from the bottom of her chicken-fried heart during her recent appearance on NBC’s Today show.

Read: Paula Deen: “Pick up that stone and throw it so hard that it kills me”

She also has many, many detractors who probably would not mind seeing her split her skirt or slip and break her rump roast.

It is a win win.

Here’s a little background:

Deen and her brother Budda Hiers are being sued by Lisa Jackson, a former manager of their restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House.

Jackson alleges sexual harassment and a hostile work environment filled with racial slurs.

Deen admitted using a certain ‘N’ word that everyone knows is offensive 30-odd years ago when she was being robbed by a black man.

As an aside, I conducted a poll at the last Black America meeting I attended. The vote was almost unanimous. The word is offensive even when rappers use it. Only ignorant people use it. Don’t be stupid.

Jackson contend the word was used in 2007.

According to a deposition, Jackson in one incident asked Dean about waiter uniforms for Hiers’ wedding and Deen said the following:

“Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n—-s 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.” Paula Deen laughed and said “Now that would be a true southern wedding, wouldn’t it? But we can’t do that because the media would be on me about that.”

Deen oddly admits she wanted that style of dress, but maintains she only used the ‘N’ word that one time.

I’d like to believe her, but…

Some praise DWTS for perhaps, maybe rushing to save Paula, our Scarlet in the role of damsel, but it really doesn’t matter if she appears on the show in the long run.

Stop crying for Paula Deen.

She built a fortune on butter and will be tap dancing in the big house whether she lands a spot on the dance reality show or not.

In the same light, here’s a short list of people DWTS should also consider:

Don Imus

Aaryn ‘Hating on Black, gay and Asian people is Fun’ Gries

Tracy Morgan (he’ll say something else offensive soon)

Cornel ‘The Gays are Pushing Blacks to the Back of the Bus ’ West

Rachel ‘How is the word Cracker Offensive?’ Jeantel

Aaron Hernandez (he might be busy)

Carrie Prejean

Michael ‘Kramer’ Richards

North West (wouldn’t that be cute)

Contact this blogger at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth

Ken-Yon ‘Sky Diving’ Hardy contributed to this blog.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

'Happy Days' stars share condolences after Erin Moran's death
'Happy Days' stars share condolences after Erin Moran's death

Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and other stars from the cast of "Happy Days" are sharing their condolences in the wake of Erin Moran's Death. Moran portrayed Joanie Cunningham, Howard's sister on the show. She was found dead Saturday night. “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better...
‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56
‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56

Erin Moran, best known to TV audiences as Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days” and its spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” was found dead Saturday. She was 56. Moran played the younger sister of Richie Cunningham for the show’s 11-season run. She reprised the role in the spinoff, which only lasted a season. After the show was...
National Record Store day celebrates vinyl
National Record Store day celebrates vinyl

The plop of the record drop, the scratch of the needle finding its groove - those are just some of the memories that come to mind when you talk about record albums. >> Read more trending news   Record Store Day started as a grassroots celebration of vinyl albums by independent record store owners in 2007, with the first Record Store...
THE BOOK NOOK: A cookbook that can teach us how to cook
THE BOOK NOOK: A cookbook that can teach us how to cook

“Salt Fat Acid Heat — Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat (Simon and Schuster, 462 pages, $35). Hundreds of cookbooks are published each year. Some are good. Others are e,xceptional. A few are essential. Samin Nosrat just published “Salt Fat Acid Heat — Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking”...
Jennifer Hudson shares video of son singing ‘Hallelujah’
Jennifer Hudson shares video of son singing ‘Hallelujah’

Everyone knows Jennifer Hudson has a powerhouse voice, but her son, David Otunga Jr., is a singer in his own right. The “American Idol” alum on Wednesday shared a video of her son, whose father is her long-time fiance, lawyer David Otunga, on Instagram. David, 7, is seen shyly singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah&rdquo...
More Stories