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While the conservative beauty has the right to show love to whomever she’d like, there’s something wrong when an African-American woman supports a person who uses racial slurs and thinks it’s acceptable for Black people to dress as slaves for a plantation-style wedding.
As we reported earlier, food show host Paula Deen lost her job — and much of the public’s respect — after she admitted to freely using the N-word during a deposition in a civil lawsuit. She also revealed that she fantasized about throwing a slavery-themed wedding party for her bother. In response, the Food Network decided not to renew her contract — even after the Georgia native issued several apologies.
Sadly, Deen is not alone in her use of derogatory language. Click through the slides to find five other non-black celebrities who have used the N-word.