Paula Deen feels like ‘that black,’ gay football player

Paula Deen might be on track to issue another apology.
After her career in food imploded last year when she admitted to previously using a racial slur, the 67-year-old celebrity chef is trying to slowly rebuild what she’s lost.
However, her recent cover story with People magazine is having the opposite effect.
In the article, Deen says she is finding inspiration in what might seem an unusual place given her past troubles.
“I feel like ’embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name,” she tells People. “It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” referring to NFL prospect and former University of Missouri football standout, Michael Sam.
“He (Sam) said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s saying.”
Given that the former doyenne of Southern cuisine has acknowledged in a deposition that she’d used the “N” word in the past, several observers were thrown by her choice of words.
“Seriously Paula?” Twitter user @HarryItie responded to CNN’s story on Deen’s People interview, summing up in two words the reaction of the Internet.

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