You may have already heard about the racism controversy surrounding celebrity chef Paula Deen.
Paula Deen has been in a world of trouble since she admitted to referring to her African-American employees at her Savannah, Georgia restaurant by the “N” word. Since then, Mrs. Deen has lost more pay cuts than most people have lost in a life time.
Ciara stopped by Access Hollywood to give her opinion on the situation. See what the songstress had to say below.
As an entertainer you have fun and it’s all about the context it’s used in. I am an African-American woman, so I can identify with that word in different ways,
It’s all about the context and in my case I know I can have fun because I know where I’m coming from with it. You have to be light-hearted and it has to be in a certain way. I cannot hear another person of another race saying, ‘you this’ like ‘you that.’ Again, it’s all about how you say it and what context it’s used in.
That word has as much power as you give it.
That word is so old that it references the context of where it comes from. I want to make sure I’m clear about that, it doesn’t mean that same thing that it could have meant years ago, especially when we can have fun about it