Hey, guess who has the number one book on Amazon three and a half months before it comes out! Paula Deen! (link to her book removed since it’s been canceled.) Sure, she may have lost her Wal-Mart deal and her Food Network show and whatever, but average folk are buying up her books like piranha swarming a whole platter of doughnut-bun cheeseburgers.
But who are these people? Well, you aren’t allowed to leave reviews for books that haven’t come out yet, but there’s “good” news! The number two book on Amazon is Deen’s last book, and the comments there are ripe.
The normal thing to do would be to screencap and post those, but time is tight and I don’t want this shit in my Flickr account. Instead, I’m going to just pop in some quotes:
Political correctness is just tyranny with manners. I’m glad her book sales soared 1300%. Where are the rappers being scrutinized for using the N word? They use it in every song, no matter what color they are, and face ZERO repercussions. It doesn’t matter where you use it, saying it is bad in ANY case. The double-standard is entirely obvious, and plain wrong.
I’m shocked and saddened at the public lynching of Ms. Deen. What on earth has she done that is so offensive?
I don’t even cook but I am buying this book in support of the liberal media crucifixion of Paula Deen. If she said it, so what. Bill Cosby, Red Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Lisa Lampanelli, and many other comedians say it all the time. It is said in many movies. Blacks say it to blacks everyday.
I AM SO SICK OF THE MEDIA OVER DRAMATIZING EVERYTHING. THEY ARE DEFLECTING FROM THE 100 MILLION DOLAR VACATION TO AFRICA THE FIRST FAMILY ARE TAKING NOW. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP GIRLFRIEND. AM IOOKING FOWARD TO TRYING YOUR RECEIPS.
She voted for Obama people. She is a registered Democrat. The liberals, that she thought “felt so good” to support, are the ones that did this to her and she is only getting what she deserves. All Americans that support the liberal agenda are going to find out that that they will be tossed under the bus with the rest of us. Keep being stupid liberals. Your time will come too and you will see.
I don’t cook but I dislike terrorist acts,shame on media and especially Matt profiting on someone’s pain. Decided to buy 3 books.
I also appreciate Amazon not abandoning Mrs. Deen.
I conclude my ‘review’ with this poem about the rise of Nazism by Martin Neimoller:
“When they came for the butter-fried Twinkies, I did not speak up because that stuff is gross.”
So, Deen has lost a bunch of mainstream income but is now beloved of the sort of people who complain about Obama’s $100 million “vacation” in Africa, call criticism “lynching” or “terrorist acts”, and who think it’s some sort of clever riposte to point out that rappers use “the N word.” Sure, she has the #1 and #2 books on Amazon at the moment, but her fan base has shrunk down to these assholes. Yeah, you can make a living off of those people, because there are more of them than we’d like, but it’s not a living I would feel comfortable with.
ADDED LATER: If you’re curious about the actual complaint against Deen and her company, read here.