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Paula Deen

Video Apology

Take 2

6/21/2013 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Paula Deen
must have realized how insincere her first video apology was when she posted it several hours ago ... because she's decided to do it again, and this one is much better.

Paula says in the new video she wanted to speak from her heart -- something she clearly didn't do in her first, heavily-edited and publicist-vetted disaster.

This time she speaks in one take, saying she doesn't discriminate against African Americans, Jews or gays.  It's not polished, but it seems way more authentic.

You be the judge.

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61.

Lion_Woods    

The crocodile tears from white people in these comments are hilarious. "but they get to be racist... Wahhhhhhhhh!" . Ever been stopped and frisked? Morons. Probably all southerners. Secede already, this country is changing, so **** off.

457 days ago
62.

Barb    

I never liked Ms. Deen, but her apology should be accepted.

457 days ago
63.

fleabag73    

Paula, shove a sweet roll in it, nobody believes you.

457 days ago
64.

Crockett    

This is stupid!!! Stop apologizing Paula. Foodnetwork made a big mistake. She made them, I hope she can break them.

457 days ago
65.

kitnplayn    

PAULA DEEN, SHUT UP AND GET OFF THE STAGE. YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

457 days ago
66.

Jenn    

From what I understand she used the n word referring to a black man who robbed her and held a gun to her head threatening to kill her. I don't see the problem.

457 days ago
67.

charles driver    

You people are so stupid on this board. This is not ONLY about the use of the N word!!! She also admitted to slurs about gays and jews.

Most people on here are just racists, how do I know? Because you focus only on the use of the N word. You are doing that because you can try and sweep your racism under the rug by saying big deal, blacks say it too.

Not one of you dares to address the issue of her making slurs against jews and gays because there is no way for you to dismiss the charge in that gays and jews do not make derogatory statements about themselves like rappers do.

You racists need to go talk to God and tell him your problem with his creations. Let's see how well that goes.

457 days ago
68.

bus4bud    

Seemed totally genuine to me. Well done Paula. Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone!

457 days ago
69.

Alie    

She's always seemed to me like a nice lady...I think she was unintentionally racist-I don't think she has anything against black people, I think that she was just probably a little bit too honest in her disposition and mentioned something that she viewed as far in the past but which is now screwing over her present. I think that when she called the man who held her at gun point that name, it was out of contempt for that individual, not for his race, and said to someone who was very close to her. And it seems strange to me that this whole restaurant discrimination business never came out before this, assuming it's been an establishment for a while.

457 days ago
70.

Autumn    

What is wrong with all of the ignorant middle aged conservative white users commenting? N***ER AND N***A are not the same thing in any way, shape or form. NO black person uses n****er, we use n***a to empower ourselves and attempt to re-purpose the word. So shut up saying it's fair game, we don't use it you morons.

457 days ago
71.

Hertz    

This is crazy. I'm really applauded at the situation its 2013 people use the word so freaking what. I'm black use it all the time its just a word that no longer carries the same meaning it did many years ago.

457 days ago
72.

joy    

"color of your skin? Sexial preferance, religion".. How about saying "race" Paula... Idk. Feel like its a lame cop out apology and you have unresolved issues with African Americans as a result of your 1 unfortunate encounter... (sad)

457 days ago
73.

xiam007    

done like dinner

457 days ago
74.

Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

Then B.E.T. should be shut down, rap and hiphop shouldn't exist. Calling a white person a cracker is racist too, that was a term for the person cracking the whip during slavery. Whites don't call each other cracker but blacks can call each other ni66er. Either stop perpetuating the stereotype or shutthe****up.

457 days ago
75.

Tammylee    

What a JOKE! Black people use the word ALL THE TIME! This is reverse racism at its finest.

457 days ago
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