The fallout of Paula Deen's racist testimony and subsequent bizarre apology and firing from the Food Network continues: Paula Deen apologists (or "apaulagists") might not be swarming her restaurants, but the "We Support Paula Deen" Facebook page is now up to 226,000 likes (as of this writing). Yesterday evening it was at 131,000 likes, so it's got a lot of steam.
Meanwhile, people are also swarming Food Network's Facebook page expressing support for Paula Deen and contempt for the network. Food Network hasn't locked it down and there are thousands of comments — sometimes all-caps — that call for boycotting the network and its sponsors.
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