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Southern chef and sometimes “racist” Paula Deen can’t possibly be bigoted, according to her sons. Once upon a time, she bought them pajamas with a black man’s face on them!

OK, that’s not the whole story, but it’s part of the story. Today on CNN, Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen told Chris Cuomo that they are heartbroken over the allegations their mother could be a racist because she uses the n-word.

In fact, they called the reports “character assassination.”

“Neither one of our parents ever taught us to be bigoted toward any other person for any reason,” Bobby Deen said.

“Our mother is one of the most compassionate, good-hearted, empathetic people that you’d ever meet,” he added. “These accusations are very hurtful to her, and it’s very sad.”

Then, there was this story about learning the hardships of being black in our country’s past:

When he was a child, Jamie Deen said, his parents taught him the story of his hero, baseball legend Hank Aaron. They explained that “the challenges (Aaron) had to overcome because of his color was unacceptable.”

See the rest of the interview above, as the Deen brothers try hard to defend their mother. She’ll reportedly be on the Today show, so we can’t wait to see what she has to say for herself then.

SOURCE: CNN