Who's cookin' in Paula's kitchen today?
'Paula Deen was scheduled to do an interview with us this morning, live in our studio, but we just found out, she’s a no show' - @mlauer
— TODAY (@todayshow) June 21, 2013
Definitely not Paula! The cooking show host is M.I.A. for her appearance on The Today Show on Friday. American cook Paula Deen reportedly dodged her expected appearance on The Today Show last weekend and with no legitimate explanation!
1. Paula Had a Scheduled Interview With Matt Lauer
The only difference between Matt Lauer and Paula Deen, is that Paula Deen had to admit to a court that she's used racial slurs.
— Chad Grauke (@rumski) June 21, 2013
According to Today.com, she had a scheduled interview with Matt Lauer on the show, which was left Deen-less last minute!
2. She Was Recently Accused of Being Racist
Kid Rock said 'we all' use the N Word. Paula Deen sure does: http://t.co/C25MI6altW
— Stern Show (@sternshow) June 21, 2013
Paula recently admitted to her use of the "N" word, which she said was in the past. Her explanation? Racism was more prominent then. We love you, Paula, but we can't say we are on the same page! As a result, the media has been calling Deen a racist left and right! Maybe the cooking queen was too embarrassed by the media's recent attacks to show up on television so soon after.
3. The Cook Was "Too Exhausted" To Show up!
Paula Deen cancels Today Show appearance due to exhaustion. So we can conclude being a racist requires a lot of effort?
— John M (@John_M15) June 21, 2013
Apparently, Paula's publicist called in to the show right before her scheduled arrival, telling them that she was "too exhausted to show up." Is Paula a closet-racist and unprofessional, too? All jokes aside, maybe after fighting recent rumors about herself in the media she really was exhausted. Everything about the media — from news reporters to paparazzi to horrible rumors can really take a toll on a person. I think Paula has shown us just that.
4. The Purpose Of Her Interview Was To Address The Rumors
— Sarah J. Purcell (@SarahJPurcell) June 20, 2013
Ironically, one of the main purposes for Paula's appearance on the show was to address the racism issues. Her intention was to explain herself to the show host and to the American public with proper grace and maturity, to show that she was in fact, not a racist. So much for that, Paula...
5. A Lawsuit Was Recently Filed Against Deen
Paula Deen was sued by former employee Lisa Jackson for discrimnaton based on race and sex in the workplace. Deen... http://t.co/ihxmDyQUlB
— cjmacesq (@cjmacesq) June 19, 2013
Paula and her brother Bubba Hiers were recently sued by Lisa Jackson, who used to work for them. According to Today.com, Paula and Bubba co-owned a restaurant, for which Jackson was the former manager. Years later, Jackson is suing the siblings for inflicting a "hostile" work environment on their employees on the basis of their race. This year is going to be a tough one for poor Paula.
Below is a video about Paula allegedly using the "N" word posted by The Huffington Post:
Get it together, Paula!