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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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166.

franckbell5    

we have no rights anymore thanks to the n in the oval office

432 days ago
167.

jeanne    

The whole thing is sad! How people cannot understand that it's NOT ok to carry around this racist hate is beyond belief. None of it will help bring people together...after all, that's where we need to get to. And, what's worse, when people "USE" Jesus in one sentence and a racial epithet in another. We need leaders to bring us all together.

432 days ago
168.

Eva McCord    

Foodnet has been my favorite channel for years and years. After this OVER REACTION it won't be viewed again. Rediculous

432 days ago
169.

jopk    

Very sad how one person has been singled out for using the N word. No one seems to mind when it's used constantly in movies, tv shows and by comedians. It's okay for one black person to call another black person a N. But if a white person does they are crucified and called a racist. Now if the women who brought the sexual lawsuit against Paula Deens brother is true then justice should be served. Sexual harrasment should never be tolerated in the work place, if that was the case. Not enough info has been provided.

432 days ago
170.

JUstin    

I bet all the People saying " it's an over reaction are white .." ..ROFL

432 days ago
171.

HumanNature    

MAYBE, IT'S TIME THAT WE TAKE THE "DEROGATORY " LANGUAGE OUT OF OUR VOCABULARY!!!!!


WE ARE THE "HUMAN RACE"!!!!!!!!


NO COLOR, SEX, ORIENTATION, AND ETC.!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THAT'S WHAT DIVIDE US AS A "HUMAN BEING"!!!!!


PEACE

432 days ago
172.

sandy    

do you know how many people in this country use that word and also how many people in this country dont like blacks? give me a break at least I have the nerve to speak up about it, most of the people hide their feelings for fear of riots or getting killed, everyone knows this, speak up scaredy cats!!!!!

432 days ago
173.

HumanNature    

PEOPLE LIKE TO USE "LABELS" ON OTHER PEOPLE!!!!!


STOP THE "LABELING"!!!!!!!!


WE ALL BELONG TO THE "HUMAN RACE'!!!!!

432 days ago
174.

Anne    

While I do not condone the behavior, this was from 1986?? Seriously, is it a slow new cycle??!!

432 days ago
175.

Tom Shipley    

She didn't have anything to apologize for. Of course she's used that word. Anybody who says they haven't is a liar, including African Americans. Hell, rappers use it in songs all the time. There are derogatory words for every ethnic group, including whites, that are used regularly. I guess it's only the majority who isn't allowed free speech.

432 days ago
176.

tena    

I don't know of any southern person over the age of 12 that can say they have NEVER used the "n" word...I don't say it now, but the blacks sure throw it around freely. What's up with that?

432 days ago
177.

Brien    

That's really a shame. I think it's unfair to judge her on her actions from some 30 years ago. I also think it's very hypercritical of others to hold her to a set standard when they themselves have probably said derogatory statements.

432 days ago
178.

Bret Hansbrough    

Freedom of speech in America is for all races so those of you who think Paula was wrong enjoy your opinion. YOU probably won't loose your job if you have one.

432 days ago
179.

SC Girl    

This is 2013 it's time for the black people to quit using the race card. There's no one in this country that is still living that owned slaves...find a new excuse.

432 days ago
180.

Deno    

Dave Chappell has a great sketch about The white *****r Family on Tv.. It was on last night about (CC)10pm.. Funny as hell,

432 days ago
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