Paula Deen is right up there with Donald Trump when it comes to the most side-eye inducing/make-me-want-to-punch-something US figures right now. This is why it somewhat confuses yet intrigues me that she’s been asked to join season 21 of Dancing With the Stars. Knowing what I do about her past (and ongoing) disregard for being completely offensive, do I really want to watch her twirl around from my living room? I dunno, man.
We have probably all been insulted by Paula at one point or another, and on top of verbally offending us, I can’t exactly imagine she’d be a Fred Astaire prodigy on the dance floor. But will the elephant in the room that is her blatant racism (which already makes everyone feel super awkward and angry) make it all the more entertaining to watch? You tell me.
Only time will tell, friends.