Stewart, who recovered from her own fall from grace in 2005 after serving prison time for insider trading, commented on Deen’s current racial slur scandal while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen.”
"I feel sorry for Paula Deen," Stewart, 71, told Cohen on Wednesday. "She's a public figure. And I know you have to be extremely careful being a public figure."
Since Deen admitting using the N-word in the past, she has been dropped by the Food Network and by sponsors Walmart, Smithfield's and Caesars Entertainment, and as of today, Target.
Stewart cautioned, “I just feel you have to really watch yourself especially in this day and age, with cameras all over you and Google… it'll be there forever."
Deen may be losing sponsors, but her book sales are on the rise. Her cookbook “Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up” is now No. 1 on Amazon.
Homemaking maven Martha Stewart can certainly empathize with disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen.