I have long been a fan of Alec Baldwin and Paula Deen. In my (and Baldwin's) younger days, I swooned over his matinee idol good looks, and since then I've enjoyed his comedy onSaturday Night Live and 30 Rock. With Paula Deen, I've appreciated her down home charm, humor, and food. I became an even bigger fan of hers when my daughter, Annabel, and I shared a flight with her and she was a total sweetheart, complimenting Annie on how cute she was.
But they have both disappointed me.
As you undoubtedly know, Paula Deen admitted in a deposition that she'd "of course" uttered the n-word in her life, then went on to botch the fallout by canceling an appearance on The Today Show, releasing a bizarre apology video, and finally sitting for an interview with Matt Lauer where she never really apologized (but awkwardly chastised young people for using the n-word). As a result, she lost her show on the Food Network, and her endorsement partners have been dropping her and her products.