Paula Deen apologizes for past use of racial slurs

Paula Deen apologizes for past use of racial slurs

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Grand marshall of the 122nd annual Rose Parade, Chef Paula Deen (C), is seen on the field prior to the 97th Rose Bowl game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the TCU Horned Frogs on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paula Deen

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The Associated Press

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Paula Deen issued a video apology on Friday, days after it was revealed that she admitted using racial slurs in the past.

The TV cook said she wanted to apologize “for the wrong that I’ve done” and that she wanted to learn and grow from the incident.

While questioned last month in a discrimination lawsuit, the 66-year-old Food Network star admitted to having used racial slurs in the past, but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.

In the video apology posted on YouTube, Deen said “inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable.”

The Food Network said Thursday it doesn’t tolerate any form of discrimination and is looking into the situation.

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