Paula Deen has surely managed to impress with her emotional speech at the Today Show. The star made an appearance on the set of Today Show on Wednesday morning. The exclusive interview with Matt Lauer was watched by millions of Americans, for the first time in months, Today managing to beat Good Morning American when it comes to ratings.
Paula agreed with the interview on Today, as she wanted to defend herself against all accusations that she was racist. The successful businesswoman is now struggling to keep her career afloat, after being caught making an offensive remark. Paula was actually sued by an ex-employee, who claimed that she made offensive remarks when planning her brother’s wedding, which had a Southern plantation-style theme. However, the celebrity chef claimed that none of these accusations are true.
“I am here today because I want people to know who I am, and people who have worked beside me walked beside me, know what kind of person I am. I am so distressed that people I have never heard of are experts on who I am,” she claimed.
The interview was so emotional that Paula even burst into tears. “I believe that every creature on this earth — every one of God’s creatures — was created equal,” she said. Matt asked Paula if she was a racist and the woman claimed that she isn’t. “The day I used that word was a world ago — I had a gun put to my head,” she said.
“I know my love for people, and im not going to sit here and tell everything I’ve done for people of color,” she went on to explain. “I would never hurt anyone on purpose.” “I’m heartbroken. I’ve had to hold friends in my arms while they’ve sobbed because they know what has been said about me. It’s not true,” Paula shared with her viewers.
“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me,” she said. “Please. I want to meet you,” Paula concluded. And this is how her very emotional interview ended.
Over 4.84 million people watched Paula Deen’s interview on the Today Show. And more importantly, for the first time in several months, Today was watched by more people than Good Morning America, even though the audience differences were small.
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