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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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61.

Jordan    

For Paula the Food Network is No Big deal. Paula Makes Most of her Money from endorsements, so lets see if she gets dropped by any of them?

427 days ago
62.

pam    

WOO HOO...the old bitch got fired!!!! thank god food tv network realized what she has said and done in the past is wrong...thank god food tv has analyzed the situation and made the RIGHT call...she has NO business being on the food tv network...so glad they made the right call...so HAPPY she's GONE!!!!!!!

427 days ago
63.

MysticalFlute    

They should've dropped her for creating terribly unhealthy food!

427 days ago
64.

David     

FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!! BLACKS SAY CRACKER ALL THE TIME WITH NO REPERCUSSIONS

427 days ago
65.

Phoenix    

This is an overreaction. However, the racial slurs and name calling from sole of you commenters is as well. Very unnecessary.

427 days ago
66.

Lydia    

Just take all your money, Paula, and go off and live a nice life, enjoy yours kids and live like a queen. Screw 'em!

427 days ago
67.

smilinsavannah    

Before early 70's southern whites were using the n-word all the time because thats how they were raised . She is admitting that happened to

427 days ago
68.

DontTreadOnMe    

We got your back down south paula. Before ya know it the blacks will be burning their own neighborhoods down in protest of paula..lol

427 days ago
69.

deediana    

This is surprising but Rick Ross lost good endorsement with Reebok for saying things too. Seems fair. ...

427 days ago
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smilinsavannah    

Her and now she doesnt use it anymore. Why crucify her?

427 days ago
71.

Annie    

I will not be watching Food Network anymore if this is true. Paula is not a racist.

427 days ago
72.

Annie    

Ridiculous!She is the only one I watch on the Food network. She helped make it a popular station. She grew up in the 50's and 60's when there was segregation,especially in the South.She is not a racist person.She en help launch the careers of the Neeley's.Overkill! The media just tries to ruin peoples lives.She is a true American success story and does not deserve this treatment.

427 days ago
73.

Whateverbytch    

PLEASE PASS THE LARD AND BUTTER

427 days ago
74.

smilinsavannah    

Everyone is so PC. Food network get over yourself.

427 days ago
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mike mlockier    

Let"s cook her at the stake...Y'all

427 days ago
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