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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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121.

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,,,

438 days ago
122.

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.

438 days ago
123.

Toilethead    

She should not apologize until every black person who has used a racist insult apologizes.

438 days ago
124.

lynne    

I'm from savannah...Lisa Jackson is black

438 days ago
125.

Glenda    

Paula Deen is a Real PHONY....She kept her Diabetes a Seret until she got that 3 million from a Drug Co., in the Netherlands before she admitted to her Diabetes... She knows how to act ''dirty.'' ..vulgar

438 days ago
126.

Dan    

Frankly Im glad she was fired...there is no reason at all to use that particular word...I also thought she was an obnoxious showboater...

438 days ago
127.

Tammy LM    

No, what's sad is that she's a older woman from the south and I'm so sorry to bust your race-card flipping bubble folks in entertainment world, but in the south EVERYBODY USES THE N-WORD!!!
So she's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. That's how it is. She said she'd used the word before. Yeah? AND?????? Who hasn't!!!!?????

What did you expect her to say? NO? She's NEVER used that word? Then you'd all be condemning her for lying. Has she used it more than once back in 86' hell yeah. Does it change who she is, and has always been? NO. It doesn't.
Damn the media for using that tried and true trick question gimic on her.... "Do you still beat your wife?" No matter what she says she's fired and hung out to dry and it's ridiculous!!!!! The FACT is ....more black people use the N-Word in one week than she has in her whole damn career. And that's a fact. Yet where is the responsibility for that? There isn't any. You think there are people her age in the south that don't use that word all the time? I'm from deep in the heart of Virginia boys. And I've got a rude awakening for you. That's the way everybody is. The only people who don't are "some" of the younger college kids around, and it's only because they are so anally politically correct it's sickening.

Everyone I know uses that word. EVERY SINGLE older person I know does. They may not use it in "public" or in front of strangers but they use it amoung themselves and with their peers. You may think racism is gone because it's not in everyone's faces like it used to be but not a single thing has changed with the older southern people out there. They still feel the same way and they still talk the same way. The only thing different is they practise a little politically correct restraint around "others".

So stop thinking Paula Dean is this huge closet racist that just was exposed because she's not. White older southern people call black people the N-word. You are not going to change the south. No matter how much Hollywood you add to it. There is nothing right here but biased insanity. Until you stop black people from calling each other a N******r, then don't expect white people to stop calling them the same damn word. Stop playing these word games and faking the race card. It's stupid. The color of a person's skin has nothing to do with whether or not you can or cannot use a certain word to describe another. Black people call blacks, n*****s but if your skin is white you can't. BULLS^%$! That's a scapegoat and it's nothing but discriminating in and of itself!

438 days ago
128.

Jchron    

Why should this lady be held to some crazy standard that no one else is. So, everybody else in the world can release album after album with this word all over it and she gets fired? Seems like a crazy PC culture gone awry to me. She didn't even SAY IT. She just said she had said it before UNDER OATH!!!!! This is Bull****.

438 days ago
129.

J4X    

She looks and sounds drunk

438 days ago
130.

mark    

I am not a fan of Paula Dean but give her a break. She grew up in Georgia in the 50;s. I am sure that she has used the "N" word before, maybe she has grown . Let go of the past people, Mark

438 days ago
131.

Laura    

Me thinks she drinks.

438 days ago
132.

Socalpimp    

Lil Wayne says it every other word, it's racist to allow some and not others to say it

438 days ago
133.

Buck Boy    

The Food Network will need to fire anyone they have on staff from the State of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico...etc, etc infiniitTC.

Now, if we can get the Black rappers and others to stop using the word *** or ***GOT and consider having them fired, we might understand that All Men Are Created Equal.

438 days ago
134.

CHRIS    

TMZ I have had it with your stupidity your show is so over, Paula Deen did nothing wrong you morons. EVERYONE HAS SAID THAT WORD AND YOUR A LIAR IF YOU SAY YOU DIDN'T. Now you apologize to Miss Deen and stop being such a-holes.

438 days ago
135.

CHRIS    

Tmz I am sick of your stupidity .

438 days ago
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