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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Week 28 Day 4 - Shark Week 2013 Commercial & Paula Deen Controversy


I'm in a controversial mood today.

 Shark Week 2013 Commercial

This morning I was watching the Today Show and they featured this video/commercial that has gone viral. Discovery Channel is promoting the upcoming Shark Week with this new commercial that has a lot of people highly concerned. Take a look at why...

Personally, I think it is hilarious. Not because I am a seal-hater, but because I already know it's fake. So I think it was very clever on their part. For children to see this, they won't understand that it isn't real. So no, it probably is a good idea to leave this off of the television. But, I do give them props for the editing of the video, because it does appear pretty realistic! What do you think about this video? Should it be shown on television? Why or why not? Leave your responses in the comment section below!

Paula Deen

As you might already know, unless you have been in a coma the last couple days, Paula Deen is under a ton of scrutiny right now. She admitted to using racial slurs in her past and it has caused quite the uproar.  Watch this "apology" video.

I really like Paula Deen. She is a genuine person that just loves to cook. How many people do you know that have never made a mistake before? I don't know any. I understand that while you are a famous celebrity, you are under a tighter watch than any average Joe. But I mean come on, we can move past this, she is one of the few celebrities left that are REAL. I don't think she is just in it for the money. I believe the money came second. She has lost a LOT of major sponsors already and the list keeps growing.

Now, on the other hand, her apology did NOT seem that sincere to me. The fact that the apology was edited is also very confusing. Why would you have to edit an apology video? She seems to be doing it more to keep her sponsors rather than be truly sorry for using racial slurs. Also, last Wednesday, she told "Today" viewers that she is not a racist, but "it is what it is...and I'm not going to change." You are NOT helping yourself Paula.

List of Sponsors that have dropped Paula Deen -

  • Food Network - Paula stars in 3 shows, which will not be renewed at the end of the month
  • Wal-Mart Stores- She has over 200 products in the Paula Deen cookware line
  • Caesars Entertainment - Deen has several restaurants at Harrah's casinos
  • Smithfield Foods - Paula Deen Hams, and supplier for her restaurants
  • Target Stores - Paula Deen merchandise, will be phased out and not replenished
  • Home Depot - Carries Paula Deen merchandise in cookware departments
  • Novo Nordisk - Type 2 Diabetes pharmaceutical company who Deen was a spokeswoman for

A few more companies are "monitoring the situation closely". Do you think Paula Deen deserves a second chance? Is it fair that all of her sponsors are dropping her? Let me know in the comments!

I asked my Twitter followers what they thought and I liked @YoungDadddy 's response.

Baby girl has been kicking hard lately! Watch the left side of her stomach.

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