Within hours of Paula Deen’s tearful plea on the “TODAY” Show with Matt Lauer, Home Depot and pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk joined the growing list of companies that severed business ties with Deen. Deen dropped a few lines during the interview that seemed almost theatrical but one line “I is what I is” happens to be the punchline of a popular racist joke.
According to the website LOL Jokes:
There was a black guy and a white guy.
They were debating over whether god was white or black.
The white guy said that there was only one way to find out and that is to
So they go up on a hill and they pray, and pray, and pray.
Finally they hear a voice say, “I am what I am.”
The white guy jumps up, and says, “Aha, I told you he was white.”
The black guy jumps up and says, “What do you mean? That didn’t prove
“Yes it did. Because if he was black he would’ve said I is what I is.”