Deen Gets Grilled

Will Paula Deen survive this horrendous scandal? Although her lawyers first denied the charges, in a just-released video, the Southern celebrity chef confesses and asks for forgiveness. Yes, she’s wearing too much make up. Yes, it’s edited. But does she come off genuine and sincere? She certainly sounds genuinely desperate to get this behind her. What will the Food Network do? What about her sponsors? What’s next on her road to redemption?

Note: The video has just been pulled from YouTube. But Variety did provide this transcript:

I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done. I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate and hurtful language is totally, 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.

Updated 6:28 p.m.: Well, that was quick. Shortly after I posted the above item, the Food Network cut its ties with Paula Deen. Her video was then revised and reposted on YouTube.

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