Paula Deen is back and more ignorant than ever. In an interview with People, Deen compared herself to Michael Sam, the college football player who will soon make history by becoming the first openly gay NFL player. It’s getting to the point where we’re wondering if Deen is just f*cking with us, because no one can be this stupid. Right?
“I feel like ’embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name,” Deen told People. “It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He 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.”
No, Paula, no you do not know what Sam was saying.
Losing a TV show and endorsement deals because you’re racist isn’t the same thing as being a gay rights pioneer. But keep talking, Paula. We’d love to hear more about your struggle.