Paula Deen Discusses Having a Black Friend in 2012 Interview (VIDEO)

This week isn't the first time Paula Deen has made controversial comments about race.

In a New York Times video interview from fall 2012, the 66-year-old now-fired Food Network star talks about having a friend who's "black as that board."

She also discusses her plantation-owning grandfather's hardships following the Civil War, and she appears to be defending slavery.

06.22.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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