Paula Deen Is Taking The Pity Route, But Some Aren’t Buying It

Ever since Paula Deen openly admitted to her use of the N-word, the celebrity chef has faced a firestorm of scorn and criticism, some of which we summarized earlier this week. Since then, she has gone into ultra-defensive mode, skipping interviews for the Today Show only to show up five days later and weep her way through proceedings.

Following Deen's two apology videos, she is now taking her grief to TV, where she looks more distraught than ever. Even though she is trying to look as genuine as possible in her efforts, some are growing sick of her woe-is-me approach, like Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson:

Paula Deen needs to give the self-pity a rest. The damage to her carefully built image is self-inflicted — nobody threw a rock — and her desperate search for approval and vindication is just making things worse.

People are beginning to get annoyed by Deen's pity party, mainly because it shows her difficulty to live though the mistakes she has made in her life. But despite the tears and lost endorsement deals, her newest cookbook still manages to be an Amazon best-seller. This just goes to show that not everything is bad for Paula Deen, now if she can only sit back and be quiet for a little while.


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