Recently fired television chef Paula Deen is a supporter of President Barack Obama, despite her recent confirmation that she used the “n-word” around her employees.
Deen campaigned on Obama’s behalf in 2008, invited Michelle Obama onto one of her television programs and praised the first lady’s healthy eating agenda.
She is currently under fire after it was revealed in a lawsuit that she admitted using the N-word and other racial slurs in front of her employees.
The popular southern food expert is being sued for $1.2 million by Lisa Jackson, who managed Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House in Savannah, Ga., for Paula Deen Enterprises.
Jackson alleges that Deen used the N-word repeatedly, including at least once in reference to Obama, and viewed pornographic material on work computers. Deen also allegedly wanted to hire African-Americans to dress up in slave costumes and work at her brother’s wedding.
“What I would really like is a bunch of little [N-word] to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties. Now that would be a true Southern wedding, wouldn’t it?,” Deen allegedly said, according to Jackson.
Deen apologized profusely in multiple videos “for the wrong that I’ve done.”