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Paula dean's big PR problems now and experts in the field are saying that the so called queen of southern cooking could be done.
But -- Trace Gallagher reported Paula these fans are out in many still supportive.
Some claim they'll never watch the Food Network again after -- -- popular shows will -- So can Paula -- save her reputation one that made her a household name and a millionaire dozens of times -- over.
Peter Mary -- is a public relations consultant and is live with us from DC this afternoon.
It feels like it might be a tall order.
Yeah it is and and -- pardon upon but now you have the slow drip from the -- right of these stories and allegations.
Coming out that there's more to this than these than that reported epitaph that she that she -- and whatever years ago.
Look she's always have a core constituency -- their core fan base that's always going to be there I think Food Network had to make the decision they made I think QVC and out.
Random house are gonna watch this appearance on The Today Show this duel over that she's gonna have on Wednesday to see how she does.
But I think that -- have a lot much reduced.
It penetration in the market after this because of what she said and how they -- it frankly.
Been reading a lot of coverage of this and it seems like one of the things that is being brought up over and over again.
Is that there seems to be an impression among some that she doesn't have an appreciation.
For the depth and complexity of of the civil rights struggle -- doesn't have a a full understanding.
African American people think when they hear the N word and and then maybe how she means it and and and that bridging that divide is something that should have after a long time ago.
Yes ship and -- I think the defense has been you know she lived in the simpler time and this is -- she was brought up and she doesn't espouse those views but that was ingrained in her.
Operating and and you know should be -- carbide and it's you're sort of the defense that.
These are anachronistic views but I grew up in times before people -- more sensitive about this it just doesn't quite wash I think.
What they -- done is she could have made a much more forceful statement about where she wanted to donate some proceeds to some of her cookbooks are some of the the projects that she works on two Foster -- reconciliation great racial reconciliation and tolerance and that's something like that that at least shows that -- sensitive to it.
I think that the I was born in the different time defense doesn't really -- Peter -- -- and from Washington this afternoon Peter's always thank you.
Thank you ship for.
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