Paula Deen staff

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been fired from the Food Network after she admitted using racial slurs in a videotaped deposition.

Earlier today, Deen released an apology video pleading for forgiveness from her fans. In the video she seemed bewildered — as if trying to read from cue cards. That video was removed from Deen’s website and replaced with an even stranger video this afternoon.

In the 2nd video, she appears a bit more relaxed as she sits near her well-stocked makeup tray in what appears to be a dressing room.

“I want people to understand that my family and I are not the kind of people that the press is wanting to say we are. I’ve spent the best of 24 years to help myself and others,” she says.

“Your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter…to me, but it’s what in the heart…what’s in the heart…and…my family and I try to live by that.”

“…I hope that you forgive me because this comes from the deepest part of my heart and I will continue to work and continue to do good things for good people. Thank you for listening.”

Earlier this morning, before she was fired, Deen hastily posted a photo to her website of a lone black man mingling with her staff on the set of her popular cooking show.

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