I saw this in The Stir - What are your thoughts on this controversy? Do you think she deserved to be fired from Food Network?
It looks like Paula Deen's goose is cooked. Her egg is fried. Her cheesy chicken is burnt to a crisp. You get the idea. The Southern cooking queen's Food Network shows have been cancelled. Following Paula's "N-word" scandal -- in which she reportedly admitted in a deposition that she used the N-word as a "joke" and planned a "slave theme party" in which African-Americans would be the slaves -- the Food Network has said it will not renew Paula's contract, which is up soon.
It was only this morning that Paula released a somewhat bizarre apology video -- in which she appeared to be reading her apology off placards. Paula, this is what press releases are for. She stumbled over her words, must have stopped several times (you can tell by the edit cuts), and seemed to almost be laughing in places. Not really an apology to warm the hearts of her fans. And I guess Food Network wasn't buying it either.
She then released another apology video and this one seemed more authentic and sincere -- but it was too late. Honestly, you know you're in trouble when you have to release two apology videos on the same day.
At any rate, this probably isn't the end of Paula. She'll go away for a bit, but eventually make a comeback of some kind. But it might take awhile. John Galliano is just now beginning to crawl out of the hole that he fell into after his "I love Hitler" rant in a restaurant. Amazingly, Mel Gibson still gets work, though he will never have much respect from anyone who matters.
Celebrities can really melt down in some bizarre ways, can't they?
Were you disappointed by Deen?