*UPDATE: Food Network has officially cut ties with television personality Paula Deen after her admission of using racial slurs.
“Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month,” said the network in a statement.
After a week of incriminating media reports, Twitter attacks, a cookie-cutter statement from Food Network and a canceled appearance on the Today show, Paula Deen has broken her silence to address her alleged use of the n-word and racially charged jokes.
On Friday, the 66-year-old cook/television personality took to Twitter to post an official statement, saying:
“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done. I want to learn and grow from this.”
Check out the full statement below…