Celebrity chef Paula Deen is in quite a pickle, y’all.
Earlier this week, the National Enquirer claimed that Deen admitted in court to using racial slurs and wanting black employees to portray slaves in a wedding. And this morning, she canceled a scheduled “Today” show interview, much to Al Roker and Matt Lauer’s disappointment. Her publicist claimed “exhaustion” was responsible, but it looks like Deen might’ve been at work on something else.
This morning, she announced via Twitter that she will be releasing a video statement:
Naturally, speculation about the statement is high:
#PaulaDeenApologyBingo has even broken out:
Former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys notes an interesting change at Deen’s website:
We will, of course, continue to monitor Deen’s feed and bring her statement to you once it’s been released.
The video has been posted at last. In her brief statement, Deen apologizes for “the wrong” that she’s done and begs for forgiveness:
Well, that didn’t last long. Users who attempt to view the YouTube video are now seeing this:
For those of you who missed it when it was originally posted, you can still view the video below:
Or at Raw Story.
Deen has posted a new, longer video:
A third video:
All this raises a very important question:
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