Current Event Confusion

So, I know we have all heard about the Paula Deen scandal.  She admitted under oath to using the N Word while also admitting she wanted a wedding with all black servers that brought up the vision of slavery.  This was while testifying in a lawsuit against her (I believe) and her brother for sexual harassment, etc. at their place of business.  Lady and Son’s Restaurant in Savannah, GA.

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The backlash for this was for her to lose almost all of her business associations, which I had no clue there were a TON of.  She also didn’t have her contract renewed at Food Network.

Some feel this is justified punishment, some feel she was vilified.

She made racial slurs (at some point and time in her life per testimony) and spoke recently about the wedding idea.

Reference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346377/Moment-Paula-Deen-appeared-defend-slavery-caught-video.html

This isn’t ok.  In any shape or form.  You can’t do this.  Sorry Paula.  I have loved me some Paula Deen as long as I can remember and have used several recipes for family functions.  Several.  But this kind of behavior isn’t ok.  Sorry Paula.

Regarding the backlash, well what exactly did she expect?

Then there is Alec Baldwin.  Whom I find funny, smart, and quick as hell.  Always enjoyed his comedy/acting.

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Note:   I was going to put a funny Alec Baldwin meme relevant to this story, but there wasn’t one.  Not one… 

He recently went on a twitter tirade, I like to call it a Twitterade, at a Daily Mail writer about an article that alleged his wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral.

It went a little something like this.

“[I’d] put my foot up your f—ing ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” the actor tweeted shortly after the Daily Mail’s article was published. “I’m gonna find you George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f–k you … up.”

Additionally he called out to recruit “all my followers and beyond to straighten out this f—king little b–ch, George Stark.”

Um, this is gay bashing at its finest amirite?  Toxic Little Queen?  Foot up your ass but you would dig it too much?  Yeah…

But wait!  He apologized.

As for his last ill-advised tweeting statements through that page, the “Blue Jasmine” star added in his GLAAD apology that, “as someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize … I would not advocate violence against someone for being gay and I hope that my friends at GLAAD and the gay community understand that my attack on Mr. Stark in no way was the result of homophobia.”

GLAAD responded to Baldwin’s apology by saying he is “making it clear that the intent behind his tweets does not excuse his language” and “there are now other visible actions that he should take to fight anti-gay violence and GLAAD looks forward to working with him.”

What the fuck?  You asked all your twitter followers to find this bitch and straighten him out.  Is there a new meaning for this?

But yet, I am still watching him hock Capital One credit cards on TV.

I suppose my confusion is this.  Why not vilify them both? Why one and not the other?  If Paula Deen was like “this” with Tina Fey would it make what she did less horrible?

Isn’t hate, hate?

While doing research for this post, I try and be accurate if at all possible, I ran across an article     Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/conservative-activists-request-capital-drop-alec-baldwin-post-gay-bashing-tweets-article-1.1392378#ixzz2YXn3QWcc

Why conservatives?  What?  Why aren’t all people upset by this equally?

Is it ok to hate on the LGBT community but not African Americans?

Wha?

I am just a woman from a small Florida town, not affiliating with Republican or Democrat, and I have a problem with the difference in reaction. I am not saying that both have to be fired/sponsor dropped or nothing should be done.  I think my confusion is with public outcry for one and not the other.

Am I missing something?

As Always,

Woman on Pause

Photo Credits:

http://www.alecbaldwin.com/

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