After Food Network Fires Paula Deen, Issues Video Apologies and Now To Be on Today Show
After Food Network Fires Paula Deen, She Issues Video Apology [VIDEO]
Soon after Paula Deen was scheduled yet cancelled her interview with the Today Show on Friday, she issued a video apology to her fans. Consequently this came immediately after being informed she was being fired by the Food Network and her contract would end at the end of June.
UPDATE on June 24, 2013: The Today Show announced that Paula Deen will be on the show this Wednesday, June 26th to address her issues.
Her admittance of using racial slurs many times and the racial discrimination case against her has pushed her right out of a job! Though she gave an apology, she it was too little and too late. Many people are saying she should have came forward to address the issue on the Today show instead of bowing out. But we can see why since she was probably too cowardice to face people after being fired. It certainly was a timely event but doesn’t make her look any better in most peoples eye’s at this point.
WISTV.com pointed out some things we thought were interesting about her video:
“Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable,” Deen said in the first 45-second video posted on YouTube. “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.”
Deen adopted a solemn tone as she looked straight into the camera. Still, her recorded apology featured three obvious edits – with the picture quickly fading out between splices – during a statement just five sentences long.
It was soon scrapped and replaced with a second video of Deen talking unedited for nearly two minutes as she insists: “Your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me.”
“”I want people to understand that my family and I are not the kind of people that the press is wanting to say we are,” Deen says in the later video. “The pain has been tremendous that I have caused to myself and to others.”
So, we can see by what they reported, the producers of the video make many takes and chose what they thought would be appropriate but it was obvious that they were piecing together a half baked apology that was charged by rage.
Paula Deen should have just apologized to her former employees and made things right but she probably thought she was above the law, just s many assume they are.
Here’s the video of Paula Deen’s first apology:
Here’s the video of Paula Deen’s second apology:
And finally, here’s the video of Paula Deen’s third apology: