In a video interview with TMZ
, Paula Deen denied that she was joining Dancing with the Stars
to repair her public image. Deen said her reputation had nothing to do her decision to join DWTS
. She's in the competition to win it, not for her public persona. While I don't doubt that Paula wants to win Dancing with the Stars
, it be incredibly naive to take her words at face value. Of course being on Dancing with the Stars
has to do with her public reputation. It's the first major public appearance she's made since news of her racial comments hit. The real question is whether being on Dancing with the Stars
will repair Paula's image and that's a pretty firm yes.