Paula Deen scandal: Martha Stewart says she feels sorry for her
Martha Stewart appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday, June 26, and during a Q&A segment, one viewer called in to ask her opinion on Paula Deen's racial slur controversy.
Deen admitted in a court deposition that she had used the N-word in the past. She was talking on the record in response to a $1.2 million racial and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed against her and her brother by a former employee of their Savannah, Georgia restaurant.
"Well, I feel sorry for Paula Deen," Stewart said. "She's a public figure and I know you have to be extremely careful being a public figure."
The viewer also asked Stewart if she agreed with everything that has happened to Deen since and if Stewart supports Deen.
"I don't really want to say whether I agree with it or not, I just feel that you really have to watch yourself," Stewart said. "Especially in this day and age with cameras all over you and Google and records ..."
Stewart said she did not see Deen's "Today" show interview, which took place on Wednesday.
Cohen asked Stewart, "Do you think it was right of the Food Network to cancel her show?"
The 71-year-old replied, "No comment."
Stewart is no stranger to controversy and she once served five months in prison for lying to federal investigators about a stock sale. She made a career comeback after and currently has deals with Kmart, Sears and Macy's.
Check out Stewart's appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" below.