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Paula Deen's Comeback: Proof Racism Still Sells in America
On Saturday, she made her first public appearance since the big scandal as part of a cooking demonstration in Texas. When Deen walked on stage, she received a 10-minute standing ovation.
She told the crowd:
I've said all along that the one place that I would want to make my first step back out was Texas. Y'all's hearts are as big as your state.
Before that event, a survey of Georgia Republicans showed that Deen – with 73% support – was more popular than Martin Luther King Jr, who only received 59% positive reaction.
Appalled? I'd imagine so. Surprised? You absolutely shouldn't be.