Al Sharpton defends Paula Deen
Rev. Al Sharpton wants you to take it easy on Paula Deen. The MSNBC pundit spoke out about the controvery that has been surrounding Paula since she admitted to using the n-word during a deposition as part of a lawsuit from a Black former employee.
Since Paula stated that she had used the racial slur in the past, she’s lost her deal with Food Network and come under fire for her actions. However, Al’s not so sure that this is fair.
“A lot of us have in the past said things we have regretted saying years ago,” Al told TMZ. “I think she has a lawsuit now about activities now whether it was discriminatory. And whether or not she’s engaged in things now. It’s not about her past…She deserves what’s fair, but that’s based on what she’s engaged in now.”
He added, “You cannot deal with what is fair or not fair until we see an outcome of the present circumstances she is accused of, not something that happened 20 years ago.”