In the wake of The National Enquirer‘s leak of the court deposition highlighting Paula Deen’s use of the n-word amongst other “racist confessions” and acts of racial discrimination, the celebrity chef chose not to show up for her scheduled Today show appearance on Friday. Instead of an interview, Deen released an edited video statement after posting a photo of herself filming the video on Twitter. In a very scripted statement, she says:
“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done. 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 mistake that I’ve made.”
What do you think: is she being sincere or just trying to butter us up?