Paula Deen’s insistence on talking continues to make her life a living hell.
In a recent People Magazine cover story, Deen announced a $75 to 100 million investment in Paula Deen Ventures via the private equity firm Najafi Cos, and told People that after everything she’s been through—from the lawsuit to leaking of her plans to throw a Confederate-themed wedding—she now knows the struggles of someone like Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay prospect.
Grab the butter and the frying pan! Deen’s got a hot take!
From the Wrap:
As Deen continues campaigning to repair her public image with a $75 million investment deal on her side, the celebrity chef has compared her struggles to those of the NFL’s first openly gay prospect, Michael Sam.
“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” Deen said in a People Magazine cover story, which hits newsstands on Friday. “He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s saying.”
… Do you?
Anyway, Deen is reportedly in talks to restart her career on a channel other than the Food Network. It’d be tremendous if she hired a PR team between now and then.