N Word Using Paula Deen Gets Fired from Food Network and More, [UPDATE]
‘N-Word’ Using Paula Deen of Food Network Loses Out on Contract Renewal
Many of us know by now that Paul Deen has been in court and it has come out that there is a videotape of her stating she has used the ‘n-word’ on regular basis. According to the report, she even talked about having her black waiters dress up like slaves.
She’s currently facing the court and being accused of racism. It was after a report was first published by the National Enquirer and it alleges that the celebrity cook admitted to using the N-word. Deen’s allegedly confessed it during a May 17 deposition for a $1.2 million discrimination lawsuit filed against Deen by one of her former restaurant managers, Lisa Jackson. Jackson is suing both Deen and brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers, who co-owns a restaurant with her, according to WISTV.com.
Well, not only has she totally ruined her credibility as a public figure in her field, to her employees and fans, but the network that hosts her cooking show has announced it will not renew her contract. The Food Network made this announcement public after the news hit about her admittance of using the n-word:
“Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month.”
Also, in the news: Deen was scheduled to do an appearance with Matt Lauer on the Today Show but she cancelled. Many take the cancellation made due to the Food Network announcing of cancelling her from their network and her home cooking show.
Many people have contacted us about the story and say that her blue eyes gave it away. They also stated they never trusted or believed she was genuine as a person. They say they sensed she was always hiding something behind those ‘hey y’all’ greetings. All we have to say is when you are racist, it will come out, one way of the other and it this case, it has!
UPDATE on June 24, 2013:
Paula Deen issued a statement less than 24 hours after the Food Network’s announcement to not renew her contract at the end of this month. Here’s her statement about it:
“I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories,” Deen, 66, said in a statement released to PEOPLE. “This would not have been possible without the Food Network. Thank you again. Love and best dishes to all of ya’ll.”
Also, apparently Paula Deen’s two sons have shows on the Food Network but there is not word that they will be effected by their mother’s issues.
Not My Mama’s Meals with Bobby Deen on the Cooking Channel and Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen on Food Network will remain on the network at this time.
On Friday, Jamie Deenacknowledged the controversy without apologizing for his mom. “A heartfelt thank y’all to those who have sent love and support for mom and our family. #pray.”