Paula Deen is sorry for using the n-word in the past.
The celebrity cook, who canceled an appearance on Today this morning, released a video apology today.
Deen was heavily criticized this week after she admitted to using the n-word in a discrimination lawsuit. Deen said that she was sorry for her behavior and was hoping to learn and grow from this experience.
Deen said: “I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done… I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate, hurtful language is 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.”
Well, do you forgive her?
Deen is currently being sued by Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, who claims that Paula and her brother created a hostile work environment by using sexual innuendos and racial slurs.
During the deposition, Deen admitted that she had used the n-word in the past.
Deen said: “Yes, of course (I’ve used the n-word). It’s been a very long time.”
Here’s Paula Deen’s video apology.
The Food Network released a statement earlier this week saying that they did not condone Paula Deen’s actions and were closely monitoring the situation.
The Food Network said: “Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion. We will continue to monitor the situation.”
Here’s a clip from the Daily Show talking about the Paula Deen scandal.