Food Network Stop Feeding Paula Deen Following Racism Controversy
The culinary network aren't interested in Deen anymore
Paula Deen has incurred her first financial casualty from the controversy that has surrounded her following the revelation that she called a black assailant a n****r – the Food Network will not be renewing her contract.
The celebrity chef enjoys three shows on the network, which "does not tolerate any form of discrimination," hence the non-renewal of her contract when it expires next month. With a huge franchise including shows and cookery books, Deen’s revelation in a lawsuit deposition to using the "N word" seems to have landed her in hot water – like the pasta she teaches people how to cook. "I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I've done," Deen said in the first video statement. "I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate and 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."
"I'm taking this opportunity now that I've pulled myself together and am able to speak to offer an apology to those that I have hurt," she said. "... My family and I are not the kind of people the press are wanting to say we are," she said. "...Your color, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me. But it's what's in the heart, and my family and I try to live by that."
Paula Deen blames her upbringing for saying racist things