After Food Network announced that they would not renew Paula Deen’s television contract at the end of the month following her n-word firestorm, the chef’s fans took to Facebook in defense of their star, writes the Huffington Post. Some even began a Facebook page of their own, called “We Support Paula Deen,” but their comments were met with others asserting that racism isn’t something to take lightly.
The most recent post by the Food Network, a photo with a recipe link for zucchini casserole, has over 800 comments as of 6:30 p.m. on Friday. While there are comments on both sides, a large majority of the comments skew to the angry and racist side. One thing’s for sure: there are a lot of die-hard Paula Deen fans out there.
UPDATE Saturday 6/22, 11:15 a.m.: Paula Deen fans have created a Facebook page, “We Support Paula Deen.” As of this writing, it has over 50,000 likes.
Read more at the Huffington Post.