Yes ya’ll, Celebrity Chef Paula Deen, who is worth $16 million and most of her cook books owned by African Americans, is now unemployed as the Food Network reportedly dropped her show yesterday (June 21).
And to make the situation a lot worst, Deen was a no show for an interview over at the “Today Show” on Friday morning. According the reality star chef’s publicity, “My client is exhausted and will not be showing up for the candid interview.“
“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done, and I want to learn and grow from this,” Deen says in the highly edited video. “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.”
And if one video wasn’t enough, she went ahead and released another apology video (1:57 long)… Either way, it may be too late for Deen. As the Food Network on Friday decided to end their relationship with Deen, whose contract was up this month. See video below:
Sources say, “her management’s clumsy damage control– backing out of the Matt Lauer interview and releasing multiple lame mea culpas–was the primary reason for the Food Network to pulled the plug on the celebrity chef.”
However, 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.
“This is something that has been swirling around about Paula Deen for longer than this story. It’s just a shame to hear that she had admitted in her deposition that she uses the word and that she freely throws around racist jokes. She seems to think that it’s OK. It’s not OK. It just goes to show you money doesn’t buy you class, it only exposes who you really are. Stupid is as stupid does.”