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Paula Deen

Ridiculous Apology

For Using N-Word

6/21/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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-- FYI, Paula just yanked the video apology from her YouTube channel.

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Paula Deen
continues to step in it, and we know part of the problem is that her team doesn't have a clue.

She just issued a weird, video apology with an edit after almost every sentence.  It's as if some publicist is feeding her lines that she has trouble delivering.

Rather than explaining why she used the N-word in the past -- something she might have been able to explain given her background -- she's just begging for forgiveness.  It feels like it's coming from a bunch of suits, and not from her heart.  Huge miss.

Sources connected with Deen tell TMZ ... this was an apology produced by committee -- a committee of lawyers, publicists and other managers who don't understand the meaning of the word "apology."  They've strung a bunch of words together that make Deen look pathetic ... throwing herself at the mercy of the court of public opinion.

It's sad.

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Betty    

It shouldn't (nor should disgusting words for women, other races, etc) be used in music, movies, tv. . . but wait that isn't real life. Real life we ridicule, condemn, burn at the stake. It is a lesson to be learned. We all should be clean and ready to cast the first stone, right? She needs to know it isn't ok to do that, to say that. There is no reason to think that way, to treat that way. No one person is less than. Open your eyes, it isn't color anymore. And this should not be made a "white" issue. It is a human beings issue who has to realize it just is not right. When you say you are sorry, mean it. Mean it for the reason that you now know it is not right. All races, religions, people can learn a lot from this.

422 days ago
182.

Marla    

Paula Deen finally "cooked her OWN GOOSE"----she is, and always WAS overestimated and falsely considered skilled. Her TRUE character has been finally rearing it's head and she is a hot-mess racist that has given enlightened woman from the South a REALLY BAD NAME. Give-it-up Paula-----take a BREAK,girl! just sayin

421 days ago
183.

Nana86    

I Mrs.Deen, I love u and god loves u and u are a sweet and kind lady and may God bless u and your family don't let - people bring u down cause I love u and GOD loves u and it will pad in Jesus name... Bert Wish your #1 one fan !

419 days ago
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Solrun Louise    

I don't think I would be very happy if some black man is putting a gun up in my face..God knows what would come out from my mouth due to fear and frusturation..Hang in theire Paula We love you and also all the people that does not wanted to work but steal.

140 days ago
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Solrun Louise    

Would you know what you are saying if you place get held up..My self hate gunn in my face..

140 days ago
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