After Paula Deen admitted that she once used a racial slur, the celebrity chef was dropped by the Food Network and lost a major endorsement deal, costing her millions. Today, she made a TV appearance to tell her side of the story, and tearfully said that the situation has left her “heartbroken.”
In a 13-minute interview on the “Today Show,” Deen, 66, repeatedly stated that she is not a racist. “I believe that every creature on this earth, every one of God’s creatures, was created equal,” she said. “That’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life.