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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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1:00 PM PT
-- 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.

271 COMMENTS

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76.

Msjolei    

I think that many of you don't understand the meaning behind the world and why black people will be upset. I know that it is use in music and used by AA but it means something totally different. I go feel like she sorry but the video editing is so poor it really doesn't show how she feels.

490 days ago
77.

ERP    

Stop apologizing, stop talking and let due processes take its course. If anyone should be apologizing it should be Lil Wayne and his disgraceful behavior. Come on TMZ lay off her and start humiliating someone that deserves it (LW).

490 days ago
78.

debbie lane    

I have to say that Paula Dean must be forgiven . the bible says in order for us to be forgiven we must forgiven others. we are so wrong to condemn people for making mistakes. we are all human. the n word is not a good word for sure. hey I was raised by a southern family I grew up with the word used. I am 56 and that word was used a lot then and I am sure it still is, and that is wrong, but this is about gods command . we must forgive if we ask for forgiveness for ourselves or anyone . now if she dose it again well then you must judge a tree by the fruit it bears.

490 days ago
79.

tina    

Why is it ok for black people to call each other the "n" word", and others get crucified ? All you bed wetting tight ass people need to think within yourselves.

490 days ago
80.

dropped    

she said this 20 freaking years ago. she doesn't owe anyone an apology.

i can go outside right now and find numerous people who would say it and MEAN it

490 days ago
81.

WiddoMouse    

She does not owe me or anyone an apology. The media is trying to beat her into submission. It's a word. She didn't lynch anybody.

490 days ago
82.

HarleyBoy66    


Please "Like" if you have never used the "N" word.
Please "Hate" if you have

490 days ago
83.

Phil    

Hi I'm Paula Duh-een Y'ALLLLLL and tuday we're going whip... and I mean WHIP up some N-word Pie. It's yummy and filled with fried chicken and sweet potatas and watermellon and lots and lots of lard and suguh and deeelishish ingreedients Y'AALLLLLL!!!!

490 days ago
84.

AliceInChains    

OH NO SHE SAID THE N WORD. IM SURE KANYE NEVER CALLED A WHITE PERSON CRACKER

BUT I FORGOT THIS IS TMZ, IT'S RUN BY QUEERS, BIG NOSE JEWS AND THE KARTRASHIANS

490 days ago
85.

verlinda    

Lone her alone. She hasn't said anything the rest of you self-righteous bigots haven't said.

490 days ago
86.

DontTreadOnMe    

People say ******, cracker,chink,wet back and so on. Its life. Get over it. Im from the south and blacks call us Dem Crackers and we call them ******s and they live in ****** Town...its a sad truth but why lie..its how it is and will always be.

490 days ago
87.

DontTreadOnMe    

Notice how ****** is blocked buy honky cracker,chink and wet back isnt...

490 days ago
88.

rosycalvin    

Okay...who hasn't used the "N" word? OMGosh! Let's move on from this please. Woman has apologized and is being sincere. Life is too short to sweat the ridiculousness of words....get over it. Thanks Paula for being brave and admitting a MISTAKE

490 days ago
89.

esleenda    

she is just choking on those words

490 days ago
90.

DontTreadOnMe    

****,****,****, sperm hole all ok..****** isnt...wow

490 days ago
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