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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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1291.

kmg    

Over reaction! Maybe she shouldn't have said it, but people tend to forget that you do not have the right to NOT be offended. It's simple, if you don't like her, don't watch her.

404 days ago
1292.

DaNi    

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/paula-deen-racism_n_3480720.html,,,NUFF SAID

404 days ago
1293.

kmg    

Over reaction! Maybe she shouldn't have said it, but people don't realize that you don't have the right to NOT be offended. It's simple, if you don't like her, don't watch her. People give words way too much power.

404 days ago
1294.

dennis    

I just looked up racist in the dictionary and it had a picture of Kanye West. What do you make of that?

404 days ago
1295.

Iphone5    

There's a difference between N!gGA & N!ggER. Most blacks saying the N word say: N!gGA and don't say it as a racist meaning. Now most (not all) when white people say it they say "N!ggER"! Sounding racist. White people can't get mad that they can't say that word without getting in trouble because you and especially your ancestors had been saying that hateful word to blacks for centuries and YOU ARE the ones that basically started this situation. It's a new day in age and things have CHANGED! So thank your ancestors white people!

404 days ago
1296.

Ugotshook    

If a black person on TV was calling white people honkies y'all would want blood!

404 days ago
1297.

Ugotshook    

Honkie Crackas lmao!

404 days ago
1298.

Ugotshook    

Pecker woods

404 days ago
1299.

peggy8650    

I for one think the food network are the ones who are being outrageous .those who can say they have never sinner let them be the ones to throw the first stone,can they any of them say they have never said anything wrong at any time in their lives.Paula has all my support,she is a good person,and it's not right what the food network is doing. I see all kinds of stuff on TV and even on the food network that is in appropriate ,but they do noting to stop it ,o the Chew they do and say things that I consider sexual and make comments out of order,on many things,.It's okay for a black person to say the F word in songs and videos and call each other the N word,but God forbid a white person says it. So who is being raciest ,so the food network is firing a white person for using the N word,that is being raciest against a white person.Leave Paula alone.

404 days ago
1300.

Bee    

http://www.scribd.com/doc/148781831/Jackson-v-Deen-Et-Al-Complaint

404 days ago
1301.

PigHeart    

Treating this woman like a friggin nazi war criminal. I cant believe this woman was impersonating a celebrity chef for all those years. Lets find more of them. Lets give George Clooney the tickle torture and see if he admits to it.

404 days ago
1302.

Kimi17plyr    

She was the best on Food Network:(

404 days ago
1303.

jovissey1986    

Good job get her off tv I can't stand to even think she on the tv noting what she said. I can't believe this white women I no how ya did my people that's why I might just leave all whites alone.

404 days ago
1304.

trjones803    

You TMZ are part of the problem!!! you overeact to it and blew it up even more!! I hate to break it to all you, I bet each and everyone of you have said something about someone at one point in time and all you do is judge and cast stones and get people all riled up!! If the black community is going to get all in an uproar over this and can't stand that word and the meaning behind it, then your race shouldn't say it either....instead people are getting fired over it!! The other thing I'm sick of the black community wanting to be called African American(if you were BORN in Africa your excluded from this comment) You are black and born in America and you should be damn PROUD of it!!! My heritage comes from Italy, but we don't call ourselves Italian American.... I was born HERE in AMERICA!!!!!!!!! enough said good night and shut up already

404 days ago
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Sodawaterposion     

Own network will hire her

404 days ago
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