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Paula Deen is best known for her Food Network shows on Southern cooking, including Paula's Home Cooking, Paula's Party and Paula's Best Dishes.
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"Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable," she said. In another video, Deen insisted that she's not racist. "Your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preferences does not matter to me."
In reaction to this controversy, the Food Network decided not to renew Deen's contract with the cable channel. Some of Deen's fans have expressed their outrage over Deen's firing,
leaving messages on the Food Network's Facebook page and threatening to boycott the channel. Despite these protests, the Food Network seems to be standing by its decision to end its relationship with Deen after 11 years.
Later that month, Deen was dropped by her publisher, Ballantine Books. The publishing company, which is a division of Random House, decided to cancel her upcoming cookbook Paula Deen's New Testament. The cookbook was set to be released in October and already had strong pre-order sales.
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