A new survey posing the question of whether respondents think embattled television chef Paula Deen is racist may provide a little ray of sunshine for Deen during her current difficulties.
The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that 71% of respondents in an online survey from Ask.com said they don’t believe Deen is racist.
Almost two-thirds believe another network will pick up a show from the celebrity chef, who lost her partnership with Food Network after she admitted to using the N-word.
The poll suggests that many viewers believe Deen’s former partners, which include Walmart Stores and Kmart, are blowing her behavior out of proportion. Respondents noted that they believe Lance Armstrong’s doping and Tiger Woods’ infidelity were worse, the story says.
It’s unclear how many users participated in the survey, however, the piece points out.