The Enquirer purports to have obtained video of Deen’s May 17 legal deposition, in which the Food Network star was questioned for three hours on topics ranging from racist jokes:
“It’s just what they are — they’re jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can’t determine what offends another person.”
…to the inspiration behind her idea to staff her brother Bubba’s wedding with black men pretending to be slaves (turns out it struck her when she had dinner at a restaurant where the waitstaff reminded her of slaves):
“The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie.
I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.”
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