“It’s just what they are — they’re jokes … most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folk … I can’t determine what offends another person,” said Deen.
When asked what she thought about casting black men as slaves at a wedding, Deen said that a restaurant she went to with her husband inspired the idea: “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.”
Maybe Paula Deen is an Accidental Racist.