ATLANTA–On Monday, former Food Network star Paula Deen released yet another apology video online regarding her use of racial slurs, this time issuing a plea of forgiveness directly to the NAACP.
In the clip, Deen wears blackface, a form of theatrical makeup used in minstrel shows and vaudeville that was most popular during the 19th Century. Deen states that she appears so to ”show her solidarity with all the adorable little Colored Peoples down at that there ol’ NAACP.”
“I simply love and cherish all black people everywhere”, an artificially darkened Deen said. “I love your weird hair, I love how you all dance so darn well and I just think it’s just a hoot when you get dressed up all fancy like.”
After an extended tearful monologue in which she states that the color of a person’s skin does not matter, but instead what is inside their hearts is what really counts, Deen went on to quip, “Heck, I must be a quarter black myself, since I love fried chicken so ding dang much!”
Deen then closed the video with a musical number singing the entirety of “Zip a Dee Doo Dah” from Walt Disney’s banned 1946 film, Song of the South.