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Paula Deen

Food Network Gives Her

THE AX

6/21/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5:10 PM PT -- Paula has just released a statement, thanking the Food Network for 11 "great years." She said, "Because of the gift the Food Network gave me, I've had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country."

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Paula Deen
's goose has been cooked at the Food Network.  Officials tell TMZ they are not renewing her contract, which expires at the end of this month.

Paula apparently was done in for her comments during a deposition in a civil lawsuit, in which she freely admitted to using the N-word in the past.

Deen issued an apology this morning that bordered on ridiculous -- it was heavily edited and frankly insincere.

She issued a second apology shortly before the Food Network said it would not renew her contract.

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136.

Msewade    

Sounds like the same apologies given when she denied having diabetes, and encouraging others to follow her recipes, they weren't unhealthy.

452 days ago
137.

gmalady    

Good and It's not an over reaction at all! Some of these so called celebrities think that they can say and do whatever they want and because THEY did it, it will be accepted and everyone will think it's 'cute'...wrong! Wrong is wrong no matter WHO blurts it out...Y'awll!

452 days ago
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joan    

the food network can go to hell

452 days ago
139.

The Real JJ    

That what she deserves.

452 days ago
140.

Rae    

Of course her apology was insincere. She hasn't a sincere bone in her body. She's a fake, through and through.

452 days ago
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tinyteach82@aol.com    

This is such racist bs! Every rapper should have to issue a public apology or be fired from their labels.... It is okay if a black person uses the n word or calls a white person cracker... But white person uses the n word and gets fired... Seems like a racist double standard to me... If a word isn't okay for everyone then NOBODY should use it... And everyone should face the same consequences! That's equality!

452 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

in other words.she admited that she does what every other american does.if you say you dont say ****** or any other word like that then you are a liar

452 days ago
143.

Serpent of Sandoz    

Nice to see there are consequences for behaving like the worst of the 1950s in 2013.

452 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

welcome to pc america.were we love to live in a little bubble and pretend that we do not use those kind of words.all the while we all do it.

452 days ago
145.

shelli    

Her only mistake was apologizing!!!!

452 days ago
146.

Lulu    

This was a heart-felt apology so, let it go people. She does not deserve this kind of treatment!

452 days ago
147.

Karo    

Hey food network, what would happen if some black chef said KKK? Or cracker? Nothing! That's what I thought! She's from the south!

452 days ago
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john johnson    

oh yeah! MLK would love it! get her outta here! now, lets go after gordon ramsey.

452 days ago
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Collette    

I wonder if the Food Network would have handed down the same fate to a Black celebrity chef who had admitted to using 'cracker' or 'honky' in the past ? I THINK NOT !!

452 days ago
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trish    

It's ok for a black to say ****** but not a white. hahahaha I think it's discrimination if a white can't say it. I think I'll sue the black community for taking away my right to say a word.

452 days ago
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