June 26th, 2013
10:20 AM ET

Paula Deen's "Today" Show Appearance – Is it Enough?

Paula Deen spoke this morning on the "Today" show with Matt Lauer in an emotional interview where, with tears in her eyes, she hoped to gain forgiveness and consideration from the public.

President and CEO of The Britto Agency, Marvet Britto, says she's surprised that Deen "didn't take more ownership." Watch Britto's full analysis from her "New Day" visit, and share your comments below.



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  1. TeamCNNCNN

    Hi everyone!
    Thanks so much for weighing in on this story, and offering up your opinions!
    In regards to Paula Deen & the question posed in the post – what did you think of the apology? What would she need to do to move past this current controversy?
    Let CNN know your thoughts!
    CNN Viewer Communications

    June 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  2. John Berry

    Who is the "N" word offensive to, that is the main question at hand, right? You go into any black area in any state, city or county and you will hear the blacks calling other blacks the "N" word. So do the blacks just pick the "N" word for something to complain about, has to be right? Because if they really didn't care for that word to be used then they would not use it. Now when are you going to see contracts pulled from Snoop Dogg, 50 Cents or other black groups that use the "N" word or is the world just going to write that off as entertainment. And what ever happen to Freedom of Speech, or do we really have freedom of speech? A drug known to most is called "WEED" which alters the mind, use to be against the law, now as long as you have a pain of SOME SORT, you can now get a script by a doctor.....REALLY? One Man can Have Sex with another Man, women can have Sex with women, a child can now be placed with a GAY family, yes a Child who doesn't have any say so in the matter just as long as you fill the wish of another persons wish. I don't have anything against Gays, each to their own, but the world is turned upside down in the standards we USE to have, all of the above is ok, but, Use the "N" word and your going to have the worst time of your life.......REALLY?! Start taking BLACKS to court and put them in the HOT seat and let them see how things go for them or will they find a way out of that as well, my god you would have so many court cases you would have to build more court houses, they complain about the "N" but the Blacks are the ones that use it the most, and if you can't see that then you are completely blind. If I feel like using the "N" word I'm going to use it, but you can't take anything away from me because 0 from 0 is 0. Because Paula Deen has something to take then she is picked to be the example for all, we are the people and we hold the power to boycott all companies that pulled her contracts and we will. So the end of the story is.......IF YOU DON'T GO AFTER THE BLACKS FOR USING THE "N" WORD THEN LEAVE PAULA DEEN ALONE. END OF STORY

    June 27, 2013 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • John Bland

      Believe me. Not true. That is a myth. We do not call each other the "N" word. Sure there may be exceptions but that would be a fighting word. The music industry have put that out there and it has gone international. In 60 years, in growing up in Chicago and living in California, no one have ever called this six foot four African American the "N" word to his face or in conversation about someone else.

      June 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Reply
  3. John Bland

    You can't say it if you have any commonsense, as I do not run around insulting others simply because I want to. Those who do are people you don't want around you. Why do you think comedians do it in clubs but when they get a TV deal, they do not do it? You should not do it, but the rule that Paula.

    June 27, 2013 at 8:00 am | Reply
  4. Josef

    If she had used the "F" word as in "f**", the outcry certainly would not be as loud. As a gay man I am not impressed with any of this...it is just more fodder for the talking heads. I do wish this country would grow up.

    June 27, 2013 at 6:50 am | Reply
  5. Marie Martin

    Really, everyone uses the n***** word, including singers and actors, of all races....

    June 27, 2013 at 12:51 am | Reply
  6. Joey

    You can't say the N word? What about singing?
    Ja Rule – New York (Dirty)
    Snoop Dogg – Down For My N...z
    50 Cent – (almost any song)
    Double standard?

    June 26, 2013 at 10:37 am | Reply

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