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Paula Deen

Food Network Blames

Paula's Abysmal PR Team

6/22/2013 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0621-paula-deen-food-networkPaula Deen's PR team botched her n-word apology so badly ... the Food Network had no choice but to fire her, sources close to the network tell TMZ.

According to our sources, her management's clumsy damage control -- backing out of the Matt Lauer interview and releasing multiple lame mea culpas -- was the primary reason the Food Network pulled the plug on the celebrity chef.

We're told the apology videos were the last straw -- clinching the Food Network's decision to drop the ax on her. And if you've seen the videos, it's not a big shock. (Apology 1, Apology 2)

But the silver lining ... we're told Paula's son Bobby Deen will be spared ... his Food Network show "Not My Mama's Meals" won't be affected by his mama getting the boot.

Might want to rename it though.

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Margaret    

This has turned into an old-fashioned witchhunt.

449 days ago
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always amazed    

Can't stand her or her son hate the episodes when she guest judges and her son is boring . Rather watch my dog sleep.

334 days ago
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always amazed    

Don't like to watch her do not like her as a guest judge and her son is boring would rather watch my dog sleep. Giada is boring to monotone and lifeless . Carla from top chef obnoxious so glad she's not on food network. Good call!

334 days ago
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