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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.

271 COMMENTS

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106.

4real??    

Well well Mz. Paula, i'm not sure what she was thinking and it was a very famous Black Female (Oprah) was brought you into the sunlight of fame.

456 days ago
107.

Annie    

I really like Paula Deen and she is not a racist.

456 days ago
108.

grok    

Why apologize? Christ, what a bunch of ****ing ***s.

456 days ago
109.

Tony    

Omg, who cares and who has not used the so called n word?????

456 days ago
110.

Kristy    

Yes this is BS. Let's be honest, everyone on this earth has made a statement, rather it is racial, hateful, or just plain mean at some point, & time. Damn people get over it, and move on.

456 days ago
111.

Bill    

She is sorry because she got caught.

456 days ago
112.

debs    

They call themselves that all the time!!!

456 days ago
113.

EasilyHard    

Food Network kicking her to curb @ end of June

456 days ago
114.

Cornman    

whats worse Paula saying the N word or all the blacks killing each other every day in this country. We got bigger issues than just a word. Wake up!

456 days ago
115.

Creedmoor    

Exclusive audio of Paula Deen's apology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TORUDESqsMM

456 days ago
116.

Tmzsucks    

Tmz is more outraged over this than lil Wayne trampling the American flag? This is why liberals are ruining this country

456 days ago
117.

Cheryl    

Not renewing her contract??? I will never watch Food Network again without Paula that Thissman should be fired. He is a creepy AZZZZZ

456 days ago
118.

Cornman    

Did Kanye lose his record contracts cause he is racist??? nope!!

456 days ago
119.

Mark    

Who cares?? the "N" word is used in movies, rap songs on the street. So she "slipped' up, no big deal. There are worse things to worry about than hurting someone's feelings. If the black community doesn't want the "N" word used maybe they should start by setting the example? Just saying,,,

456 days ago
120.

tmzcommenter    

Something is wrong with her. She was on The Chew recently and seemed out of it. I'm not sure if it's alcohol or drugs.

456 days ago
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