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Food Network not renewing Paula Deen's contract

 In this Jan. 17, 2012 file image originally released by NBC, co-host Al Roker speaks to celebrity chef and TV personality Paula Deen about her diabetes on the "Today", in New York. Deen was a no-show Friday, June 21, 2013, at the "Today" show, where she was scheduled to appear to answer questions about past use of racial slurs.  (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
In this Jan. 17, 2012 file image originally released by NBC, co-host Al Roker speaks to celebrity chef and TV personality Paula Deen about her diabetes on the "Today", in New York. Deen was a no-show Friday, June 21, 2013, at the "Today" show, where she was scheduled to appear to answer questions about past use of racial slurs. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
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Updated: 6/21/2013 5:08 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Food Network says it won't renew Paula Deen's contract after admission she used racial slurs.

The network said in a news release Friday afternoon that it would not renew Deen's contract when it expires at the end of the month.
 
Deen has built an empire from her television shows, cookbooks and product endorsements. The Food Network began airing "Paula's Home Cooking" in 2002 and added "Paula's Best Dishes" in 2008.
 
Deen admitted while being questioned as part of a lawsuit that she had used racial slurs in the past. The network's announcement came just hours after she posted a video online apologizing for her past mistakes.


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nativejax - 6/21/2013 9:34 PM
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I won't watch it anymore.

Grandpa - 6/21/2013 6:27 PM
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We have a serious double standard going on in this country in regard to the use of the "n" word.It is okay for black people to refer to each other with this word on a daily basis,but someone like Paula Deen is honest and candid about using it in the past,and she is labeled a racist and loses her show.What crap Food Network!!!

MadameX - 6/21/2013 5:14 PM
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The Food Network dropping her is too ridiculous to even imagine. If you can find me anyone who has never been guilty of making racial slurs, black or white, I'd be very skeptical to believe them. People have gotten so touchy about any and everything said or done, it makes one wonder just how much more idiotic the people who are so "touchy" can get.
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