Paula Deen Received A 10-Minute Ovation In Her First Public Appearance Since That Whole N-Word THING

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09.15.13 47 Comments

Proving once again that we as Americans care more about filling our tattooed stomachs with fried foods and melted butter than racial tolerance, Paula Deen made her public appearance since late June, when news of her history of saying terrible things about black people exploded, and received a 10-minute standing ovation.

Paula Deen wooed a Houston crowd Saturday during her first appearance since the revelation that she used a racial slur in the past, according to CNN affiliate KPRC.

The Southern food diva looked straight into the lens of a camera, waved, smiled and winked as a sold-out audience of 1,500 cheered her on during a cooking demonstration at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertainment Show.

After a standing ovation, Deen wiped the tears on her face and told the crowd, “These are tears of joy, y’all. I’ve said all along that the one place I’d want to make my first step back out was Texas.”

I’m as surprised as you are: who knew Paula Deen’s fans could stand up at all, let alone for 10 minutes?

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