Celebrity chef Paula Deen is reeling from the backlash to her admission that she routinely calls black people “niggers.” In a video released by her camp today, Deen says: “I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done.” Looking somewhat befuddled, she continues: “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.”
Update: According to published reports, Food Network has fired Paula Deen.
Last night singer Fantasia got all philosophical with the New Year approaching. She took to her Instagram page and denounced weed smoking and diverse Biblical sins such as gay marriage. The response from ‘Tasia’s followers were swift — and the message was quickly deleted.
In it’s place, ‘Tasia posted an apology to her gay fans, while blaming her Instagram followers for misinterpreting what she wrote. She captioned the message: “Sometimes you have to Lose to Win Again.”