The Paula Dean “n word” scandal last year was all over the news and now she’s stirred up more controversy 8 months after.

According to, Paula recently spoke about being exed out of society and referencing it to how Michael Sam feels, the college football player who recently came out of the closet.

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In the interview, the celebrity cook and restaurateur compared her recent struggles to those of college football player Michael Sam, who is the NFL’s first openly gay prospect.

“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” Deen said, according to “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.”


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