Doing her best to exit gracefully, Paula Deen thanked the Food Network after it chose not to renew her contract earlier this week.
Back in May, the celebrity cook participated in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee of Uncle Bubba”s Seafood and Oyster House, co-owned by Deen. During the questioning, the butter-loving Southerner admitted that she had used the N-word in the past.
In a statement released on Friday night (June 21), Paula said, “I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shed with me the most touching and personal stories. This would not have been possible without the Food Network. Thank you again. Love and best dishes to all of ya”ll.”
Though she cancelled her appearance on the “Today” show, Paula released two video apologies, saying, “Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. I”ve made plenty of mistakes along the way, but I beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners I beg for your forgiveness. Please forgive me for the mistakes that I”ve made.”