Out comic and actor Wanda Sykes had some friendly words of advice for embattled self-proclaimed Queen of Southern Cuisine Paula Deen, whose alleged use of the "n-word" and racist policies has nearly toppled her butter-encrusted culinary empire.
Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, Sykes suggested Deen needs a friend "to just tell her, 'you need to just shut the hell up right now!'" Alternatively, Sykes suggested that Deen should have used her appearance on the TODAY Show last week to run out and tounge-kiss Al Roker. "Give him a lap dance and [say], 'I got no problems with y'all!'"
Despite her friendly advice, Sykes also anticipated that Deen's racist saga is far from over.
"If she said it once, after losing this empire, I'm sure she's going to be saying a lot more now," hypothesized Sykes.
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