Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Paula Deen will appear in Dallas at cooking show in September
Officials behind the MetroCooking event say "This is a nation of forgiveness and second chances," after Deen admitted to using a racial slur.
Following revelations that she’s used racial epithets in the past, Paula Deen lost her television show and her endorsement deal. And she could lose her distribution deal with QVC, which says it’s “reviewing its business relationship” with the down-home-style cook from Albany, Georgia, who became “an American icon,” at least according to her website.
“Paula Deen has been a friend of The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show for many years,” says a note posted prominently on the site. “She has apologized and we are taking her apology at her word and moving forward accordingly. MetroCooking does not condone or believe in the use of derogatory slurs by anyone. This is a nation of forgiveness and second chances. In that spirit we intend to go forward with the MetroCooking Shows in Houston, Dallas and Washington, DC as planned with Paula as a presenter. At this time we have no plans to do otherwise.”
Deen appeared alongside Bobby Flay at last year’s event, of which The Dallas Morning News was a presenting sponsor. Among those scheduled to attend this year’s event: actress-turned-cooking-show-host Debi Mazar.
Paula Deen at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show Dallas
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