Paula Deen support page hits 306,000 'likes' - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Paula Deen support page hits 306,000 'likes'

Paula Deen Paula Deen
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Paula Deen's fans are coming out in droves to support her on social media.

Just before WTOC's 6 p.m. newscast, 36 Facebook pages had been created in support of Deen, the largest of them with 306,000 "likes."

Deen's fans lashed out on the Food Network's Facebook page after the company decided Friday not to renew Deen's contract.

On one of Deen's support sites, fans brought up scandals involving other Food Network celebrities. Iron Chef Cat Cora pleaded guilty in 2012 to DUI and still is on the network.

Chef Robert Irvine was dropped by the Food Network in 2008 after it was revealed he'd embellished some fantastic-sounding parts of his resume, including having cooked for the Royal Family.

Irivine's "Dinner Impossible" and "Restaurant Impossible" shows now are back on the Food Network. He's opened a restaurant, "Nosh" in Bluffton.

WTOC reached out to the Food Network to find out whether they have any comment on the social media support Deen has been receiving. In an email, a station spokeswoman said she had "no update at this time."

Copyright 2013 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Concerns raised about possible revisions to Calcasieu sewerage ordinance

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:25:53 GMT

    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

    More >>

    Local business people are raising a red flag on proposed changes in Calcasieu Parish's sewerage ordinance. Some predict a huge cost increase at multiple levels for developers, realtors and consumers. However, parish officials say those who have read proposed revisions have only seen them because they were seeking input from various segments of the community.

    More >>
  • 'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    'Christian's Cajun Adventures' - Christian spends time on a crab boat

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:09:38 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

    More >>

    In this week's edition of "Christian's Cajun Adventures," KPLC's Christian Piekos spent time on a commercial crabbing vessel. Christian was assisted by Roger Kelly, a veteran crabber.

    Kelly, who also goes by the nickname "Snoopy," has been catching crab since a very young age. It seems like rudimentary work, but Kelly couldn't be happier with his job.

    More >>
  • McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    McNeese Fall fee deadline approaching

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:56:31 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

    More >>

    The fee deadline for students registered online at McNeese State University is coming up. Students registered for the upcoming Fall semester have until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 to pay fees. McNeese has a new payment plan going into effect this Fall.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly