‘Exhausted’ Paula Deen a no-show for ‘Today’ interview on racial slurs; Lauer and Roker call her out

Time for a new publicist, Paula Deen. The celeb cook was scheduled to do a “Today”  interview Friday morning about her reported use of racial slurs.

But lo and behold, y’all:

Al Roker and Matt Lauer are not pleased.

What’s her excuse for the abrupt cancellation?

Exhaustion? You know what comes next, right?

Update:

Worth reading: The easy jump to villain: The Paula Deen edition

  • CatHerder

    Never heard of her until this dust-up.

  • Bill Board

    It’s too bad the Today show doesn’t put as much effort into questioning Eric Holder about calling Americans “cowards” (or why he lied to Congress). Or interviewing Hillary Clinton about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. The Today Show is “yesterday’s news”.

    • TocksNedlog

      Silly Bill, Eric Holder isn’t a celebrity!

      #Priorities

  • grais

    I’ve read the transcript of her deposition. This is very much ado about not much at all.

    • OpenTheDoor

      I have met Mz. Deen and her family. Not a fan and her accent is as fake as her eyelashes.
      We in the south distain being used as a backdrop for bigotry and stereotyping.
      Her restaurant is just good cafeteria food.
      What has been entertaining is how she has managed to make millions with crassness and nanner puddin’.
      No accounting for taste.

      • grais

        I’m not a fan, either. When she got her 2nd show (nighttime, live audience) I saw how crass she was, and I lost interest.

        But this latest dust-up is being blown far out of proportion. She’s being unfairly portrayed and accused, by the media, of things that didn’t happen. Her deposition is being misrepresented and misquoted, either deliberately or ignorantly.

        • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

          What? The Collaborationist Media losing their minds and going nutzoid over an obscure incident with vague racial overtones, as if they wanted to inflame racial tension and have the accusation of RAAAAAAAAAAACISM!!!1! handy as a blunt instrument to bludgeon anyone and anything which dares to contradict their own peculiar vision or question the Democratic Party in general or Saint Barack in particular?

          Surely you can’t be serious!

          • pajamakat

            Al Sharpie Sharpton should be on the scene in 1.2.3

          • Noah

            Al Sharpton will be there because there will be food.

          • Noah

            damn shame that James Gandolfini dies at a young age, but Al “pin your yarmulkes back” Sharpton continues to draw air.

    • OpenTheDoor

      I have met Mz. Deen and her family. Not a fan and her accent is as fake as her eyelashes.
      We in the south distain being used as a backdrop for bigotry and stereotyping.
      Her restaurant is just good cafeteria food.
      What has been entertaining is how she has managed to make millions with crassness and nanner puddin’.
      No accounting for taste.

    • CheekyMonkey1

      So what if she used the “n-word”? Rappers use it all the time at a very high volume and in-your-face.

  • LibLieExposer

    “The Today Show” is still on the air? Should be renamed “The Toady Show”, on the National Barack Channel.

  • CatHerder

    Should have just said she’d fell and hit her head. It worked for Hillbilly.

  • NeoKong

    What a bunch of hypocritical double standard a-holes.
    They just want her on so they can publicly humiliate her.
    They never ever call out anyone on their side for using slurs just as bad or worse and the list would be long.
    On msnbc that little creep Toure has said the n-word several times right on TV and so have his colleagues.

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    I think she should have held up an 8 by 10 glossy of Hilary and demanded, “what’s the big deal?”

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    Oh, and she’s been on the left’s “hit list” ever since Paula mentioned Michelle’s hypocrisy in what she ate in front of her (on Paula’s cooking show) and what she preaches everyone else should eat.

    • conservativemomma

      Oh I forgot all about that incident. Those Obamas sure are thin skinned. Deen needs to just ignore them and go on with her life.

  • Jim_MAY

    Have any of you been to Galatoire’s in New Orleans? There are white & black, male & female, 4th & 5th generation, all dressed in black tuxedos serving the best food for over a 100 years. What difference does it make the color or sex of the server or what they are wearing? Been going there for 40 years and have never seen a better group of (family) employees working together.

    If you really feel uncomfortable going to a establishments like this, you are probably racist. Think about it!

    • journogal

      Love eating there, and staff is great. And here’s another point, they can leave anytime they want to. They are not chained to their jobs.

  • RanierWest

    They are rabid dogs to turn this into news to drown out obama scandals and constitutional crisis

  • RanierWest

    Deen is being sued for 1.2 million allegeded against her racial discrimination – I can’t believe she’d go on t.v. to begin with – no less with lib jock straps lauer, roker heckling

    • grais

      Ya know, if those dipshits would read her deposition, they’d realize there’s nothing to ask her about regarding the allegations of racial harassment. It’s media- and Twitter-blown-out-of-all-proportion nonsense.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Why should she HAVE to answer any questions about this when our nation is crumbling and the President refuses to answer any questions?

  • BoscoBolt

    Idiots like Al Roker needs to shut up and leave Deen alone. NO – Deen does not have to “address this” – she is free to deal with this in any way she chooses – she doesn’t have to answer any questions or do anything – it’s her business – it’s her life.

    Come on – the only reason that obama’s state-run media is going after Deen is because she’s white, not a liberal, and not an obama supporter.

    STAY STRONG, Paula!

  • rippersnort

    The Today Show has no room to call out anyone. Just look around at the idiots on this show – that should say it all…

  • jgeorgia2000

    Why is she even asked to on show. Transcript shows no racial word spoken and not a racist. get a life

  • eeddggy

    If I were Deen, I would tell Al “load in my pants” Roker and Matt Loser to STFU.

  • eeddggy

    I guess the 1st Amendment doesn’t apply to Paula Deen.
    How about President Skidmark calling Conservative American citizens tea baggers. Let’s get him on NBC to explain using that term.

  • $27789750

    She doesn’t have to explain anything unless she feels like it and she doesn’t. She can just pull a White House and ignore the whole thing.

  • Turd Burglestein

    Wonder if she’s going to repackage this as “Paula Deen’s Nappy-Headed HoeCakes”

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma3xwvOLnR1rp2ylro1_500.jpg

  • L R

    Matt, you better leave Paula Deen alone or I will kick your sorry liberal ass all over that sorry liberal studio. Signed, Your Mother

  • Bum Nugget

    i guess poopy pants al roker got his poopy in a wad lol what a poopster

  • TonyMitch

    Why don’t these lib shows confront Kanye West, Tracy Morgan or Bill Maher for their racists and sexists comments regarding woman, children and white people.

  • Rich

    With all the other things going on in this world it is a no big deal.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    I would care . . . but I never watch the Today show anyway.

  • Conservative First

    Why does Paula Dean “have to” address her statements, Al Roker? Who in the hell are you?

  • walterc

    Instead of using “exhaustion” as an excuse to not show, she should have said,”I’m not interested in getting beat up by a bunch of left wings hacks on your two bit show. And I fired the guy that set this interview up.”

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    So Dan Savage can call Christian kids p*ssies and bash the Bible, Bill Maher can call conservative women the c-word and mock kids with Down’s Syndrome, and filmmakers can use the dreaded n-word with impunity today but God forbid if Paula Deen might have said something impolite about a criminal back in 19-freakin’-86! Faux outrage over nothing from a specious lawsuit.

  • neoface

    I wouldn’t go on that pretentious morning show neither, what a bunch of clueless superficial ninnies!!!

  • neoface

    I wouldn’t go on that pretentious morning show neither, what a bunch of clueless superficial ninnies!!!

  • lcky9

    Unless the did away with the first amendment THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RACIAL SLUR..Paula should tell them to go pound salt .. heck just because black people no longer want to do southern cooking (it’s beneath them) they want to attack a southern women who’s made a fortune at selling what many of them could have sold ..OLD FAMILY RECIPES and been a famous as PAULA but they didn’t now they want a piece..

  • lcky9

    Unless the did away with the first amendment THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RACIAL SLUR..Paula should tell them to go pound salt .. heck just because black people no longer want to do southern cooking (it’s beneath them) they want to attack a southern women who’s made a fortune at selling what many of them could have sold ..OLD FAMILY RECIPES and been a famous as PAULA but they didn’t now they want a piece..

  • King Leer

    I wish to apologize for calling that woman that almost ended my life, who made a U- turn WITHOUT WARNING into my lane, a “(blanking)(ethnic designation, not offensive in and of itself, unfairly (?) termed bad drivers).” I was ashamed for saying it but man, a turn signal or something?

  • Alemary

    Would be great if the “Today” show would report on the real news of the day, ie NSA snooping into peoples business, 1000+ pages of an Immigration debaucle being rammed through, IRS harrassing people, etc. as the concern themselves with celebrities doing “bad things”. They celebrate these people for stupid reasons, then hang them high when they show that they are JUST human like the rest of us poor slubs. Now they will take Paula down. Oh well, it will suck for Paula now. She is a strong southern gal, she will handle it.

  • Axelgreaser

    THIS IS ALL ‘THE OBAMA-HOLDER EFFECT.’ Total, all out race-war continued into the second miserable Obama term. Blacks, including the ignorant, mouthy Jemhu Green who called Sean Hannity a ‘White Boy’ recently, can say whatever they want, shove anything out of their inflammatory mouths and that’s fine, that’s alright. In fact, Obama, Hillary and even Joe Biden are o.k. with staging what amounts to ‘minstrel shows’, complete with negro dialects, throwing out all manner of insulting, racist tripe, ie, ‘they gwine ta put’cha all back in chains’ (Biden) and the asinine Hillary classic: “I ain’t in no way tar’d (tired).” THEY need to get the ‘Obama-Holder-Reverend Al’ race-hustle too, just like they’re dishin’ it out to Ms. Deen. As for Paula, she’s a Southern woman where I’m sure a black citizen or two, somewhere along the line has called her a cracker or a honkey and though I’m not condoning whatever it is she said, this is another racist Obama induced distraction a direct result of 5 years of racist behavior and accusations from this horrible White House which even included, inexplicably, a rant on slavery to the Irish this week. Yep, we saw THAT embarrassment with out own eyes. Don’t we have bigger fish by way of Democrats to roll in flour, corn meal, a dash of salt and pepper and garlic power? Cause Obama’s got the oil all ready and he’s about to deep fry America with his corrupt amnesty, his lousy cap & tax, he’s already skewered us with Obama-Roberts Unaffordable Healthcare and we have AP, Benghazi and the NSA putridness outstanding. And speaking of Roberts, not to make it an issue here, but in view of the NSA, the spying and burgeoning ‘Utah dossier’s’, why exactly did he go from ‘That’s not true, Mr. President’ in a SOTU and then hand deliver Obama’s ugly baby: ObamaCare? Are we not only drowning in Democrat racism but perhaps being legislated by ‘blackmail?’ As Axelrod would say (after tossing rumor’s every which way from his trashy dumpster), “I’m not saying it’s true, but it’s out there.” Keep your eye on the big fish and off the small potato’s America, were being ‘transformed’, just as promised and right on time and all with the help of vile, filthy RINO’crats..

    So, Paula Deen was ‘too exhausted’ for the TODAY SHOW, which you know was mothing but a leftist MSM ambush, and we’re all tired too (except of course for the indefatigable Hillary). Tired of 5 years of racism spewing out of this White House. Sick and tired of the Democrats favorite old saw: “We love you, we want to reward any and all bad behavior with ‘redistributed wealth’, along with slaughtering your babies and all Republican’s are all racist’s’, etc., which of course is the exact reverse of any logic and a total lie. Which is what they do best. Next to destroying careers as they will Deen’s by trying her on TV.

  • Lisa

    Bless her heart!

    • RanierWest

      lol,

  • Noah

    amazing. networks are more concerned about what a cooking show host said 25 years ago than what the President said 5 years ago.

  • http://thisangryamerican.com/ ThisAngryAmerican

    These retards. Really Al, Paula Deen has to address this? How is appearing on your stupid show going to make our society better? Really Matt, situation is confusing? You know what is confusing? All of the Americans that are watching your stupid show every morning. They are confused because of people like you. God help you all when they turn on you.