Paula Deen has had many of her income sources walk out on her for using racially offensive language some 30 years ago.
What about Alec Baldwin? His offenses are far worse and not that long ago. He has had physical altercations with members of the press; he made an outrageously abusive telephone attack on his young daughter; he ranted that he would leave the country if George W. Bush got reelected — and didn’t keep his promise — and now he has made another vulgar and irrational Twitter attack, this time on a British journalist.
His pugnacious physical threats and homosexual slurs go well beyond those of Deen, but where is the backlash? He continues to appear on the Capital One credit-card commercials and he enjoys fawning interviews from talk-show hosts.
Is this yet another example of the political correctness double standard? Seems so.
Larry Horist, Boca Raton