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Well, allegories of the two anyway. A Paula Deen-like character will shoot a hoodie-clad black teenager on the hit crime drama.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Wednesday, pictures from the SVU set emerged on BuzzFeed and speculation mounted about whether or not the images might suggest that the show was taking on the controversial George Zimmerman trial so soon. In fact, the SVU writers have taken things one step further and combined two of the year’s biggest headlines: The trial of Zimmerman over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the Paula Deen scandal.

“[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him,” said Leight in an interview with EW. “There’s a lot of stop and frisk elements to that as well.”

Well, besides being really cheap and exploitative, this is just weird. If you’re going to tackle the Trayvon shooting, why have Paula Deen replace George Zimmerman? Hollywood is quickly becoming Hollyweird.

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