Food Network Drops Paula Deen After She ‘Begs’ for Forgiveness in Video [Updated]

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Paula Deen is not having a good day: The 66-year-old celebrity chef and entrepreneur appeared visibly exhausted and disorganized in a short video statement that addressed reports published earlier this week regarding allegations of racism. However, that video was quickly pulled from YouTube, and another statement was put up in its place where Deen looks more composed and addresses her absence on the Today show. But things went from bad to worse when Food Network confirmed that it wouldn't be renewing her contract.

First up, the videos. Here's the original:

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Deen's pink shirt is the only upbeat part of the video, which is 45 seconds long but is nonetheless not shot as a continuous cut; Deen's sober and contrite admission that "inappropriate and hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable" comes with the added gravity of someone who has realized this latest incident is nothing like her previously controversial missteps.

That video was quickly pulled, and this emerged soon after:

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