Unlike the photo seen below, we’re not sure Paula Deen is smiling much these days after the net has been flooded with headlines detailing a recent lawsuit alleging the use of racist remarks by the kitchen queen.
After admitting to the use of the “N” word (as reported here) during a legal deposition, Deen stirred controversy with the succeeding defense of her use of the racial epithet. In the days since it surfaced online, spokespeople for the Savannah savant as well as Deen herself (via Youtube video above) have denied that she is racist. Their pleas were not enough, however, as news has surfaced today that the top chef has been dropped by longtime TV home Food Network.
The channel did not detail a reason why they decided against renewing Deen’s show – one of their top rated – but speculation suggests it is due to the current storm of bad press surrounding Miss Deen.