Hollywood Mocks Paula Deen Over N-Word Controversy

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It has been a whirlwind day for embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen – and Hollywood’s Twitter commentators have been feasting on the gory details.

It began with a canceled Today show appearance Friday, which was to come two days after it was revealed Deen admitted in a deposition to using the N-word in the past. After the canceled interview, Deen went on to issue a series of video apologies – the first of which she pulled from online. Finally, the Food Network announced it was not renewing Deen’s contract.

Online, the backlash to Deen's use of the N-word and the subsequent developments have been biting.

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"I accept Paula Deen's apology. Also, looking forward to her new @FoodNetwork show, LUNCH MOB,” tweeted Patton Oswalt. “Paula Deen canceled on The Today Show, citing ‘exhaustion.’ She released a statement saying ‘she hopes she doesn't seem like a lazy N word,’” wrote Jason Biggs on Twitter.

On Wednesday, a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit against Deen and her brother,  Bubba Heirs, revealed the 66-year-old chef admitted to having used racial slurs in the past. Deen, who along with her brother is being sued by a former employee, said she would not use those words today.

"I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I've done," she said in one of her apology videos Friday. "I want to learn and grow from this. ... Inappropriate 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."

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Find Hollywood’s tweets about Deen below.

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