Contrary to what some may have assumed, apparently not all African Americans are against Paula Deen after she admitted during a deposition to using the N-word in the past.

After losing a number of big time endorsements such as Target, Home Depot and Walmart as well as her deal with Ballantine Books, it seemed that everyone wanted to distance themselves from her. But we’ve learned that a group called Black People For Paula plan to come together in the middle of Times Square to support Deen and chant, “We Forgive You, Paula Deen.”

Although most of them still agree her choice in words was poor and offensive they want to send a message to Deen that “the African-American community” forgives her.

Check out their press release below:

The word Paula used was horrible. S​he has admitted that what she said was wrong and hurtful. She gave an extremely heartfelt apology and I forgive her, my family forgives her and the African American community forgives her. We have all made at least one mistake that we wish never happened. Paula Deen should not have to continue to suffer for one mistake.

Myself and over 100 of my friends are gathering in New York city on Friday, August 16, 2013 to have a “WE FORGIVE YOU PAULA” rally in Times Square right outside of the Good Morning America studio during the 7AM filming hour.  We want everyone to see that that Black people are for Paula and that we accept her apology. Black leaders such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton have forgiven Paula. The Black community has forgiven Paula, it’s time for us all to open our hearts and give this good woman a second chance.

We want to have a huge banner made saying “WE FORGIVE YOU PAULA” and pink T-shirts made saying “BLACK PEOPLE FOR PAULA”. We also want to put together a

“WE FORGIVE YOU PAULA” signing book, that’s a book compiled of positive comments about Paula Deen you send us and we are going to send a copy to Paula and to the the companies that have chosen to prematurely brake ties with her.

The Black community is with you Paula and we are going to let the world know!

Remember, it going down this Friday, August 16 in Times Square, right outside “Good Morning America” in the 7am hour.

11 thoughts on “‘Black People for Paula’ to Hold Rally of Support for Deen in Times Square

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  2. Cindy on said:

    This part of the black community does not speak for me. This woman ignored what was happening in her own back yard; she turned a blind eye to it. Now that the bird has slipped out the cage she wants to cry foul and appologize for it. Her money source is drying up. She has made enough money to comfort her for the rest of her life. I can forgive but I can’t forget, and I will not excuse her behavior!

  3. It’s one thing to forgive Paula, by all means visit her restaurant, buy her books and pots. But if you march for Paula, then you must support others who display this type of behavior. You might as well get used to deaf ears when you complain about comediennes and rappers. No one is going to believe that this behavior is as offensive as people say it is…

  4. I think the intent is good. I don’t think the plan is well thought out. It comes across as tawdry and a big joke. Paula will be fine just like Don Imus and Dog the Bounty Hunter.

    I think the effort would be better helping people that have been not hired or fired because they complained about discrimination in the workplace.

  5. SayWhat on said:

    You hit the nail on the head RENO02AC. If they want to continue to support Paula then more power to them but I know what’s behind the mask she presented to the world.

  6. RENO2AC on said:

    It seems that most people do not understand that this is about more than the “N” word. It’s about a MINDSET. What type of mindset must you have to treat your employees in that manner that she has been accused? What type of mindset must you have to make a statement about her self described “Southern Wedding?” This is about more than a WORD. This is about the mind! And, in the words of my beloved Granny, “Her mouth betrayed her heart!”

  7. I too forgive Paula as well. What I don’t forgive are the sponsors, who have the audacity to point fingers at her for her past, but continue to use racial over tones in their own corporations, from the executive offices, down to their supervisors.

  8. Emily Goodrum on said:

    21st century versions of Step’n Fetchit, Uncle Tom, Mammy, Topsey etc are going to be in full attendance to support this woman. No wonder white people find it difficult to respect black people we don’t respect ourselves.

  9. dtown on said:

    This is CRAZY!!! There are far more productive things these black people could be doing with their time than holding a RALLY for Paula Deen. What about a rally for Trayvon Martin, his family and justice. What about the rising student loan interest rates. Republicans and their effort to block ANYTHING president Obama tried to get done. A freaking rally for Paula Deen. REALLY BLACK PEOPLE?? For real?? STUPID!! I believe in forgiveness and all that, but this is counterproductive in my opinion. I could even see a rally to find Biggies killer before I see a rally for this mess!! DAMN!!!

  10. WHY??? I’m all about forgive and move on BUT why do black people YET come to the rescue of disrespectful white people? “they aren’t all bad” “it was one mistake” “so-and-so has done so much good for african americans in spite of ____”. WHILE unable to forgive their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends for their failures and mistakes?? – whatever that trangression is/was, we will die with resentment holding the transgressor fully accountable but will forgive white people and stage a rally, make tshirts and collect signatures for someone who has never EVER done one thing for you. WTH??

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