Paula Deen's first vague video apology didn't go over so hot, so she's just released another. This version is more rambling and finds her sitting before a giant tray of make-up—presumably the same make-up that was used to render her skin a fetching shade of burnt sienna for the prequel.
[UPDATE: Food Network has reportedly just announced it will not renew Deen's contract when it expires at the end of the month.]
The general vibe here is one of hasty execution. A cluttered table next to Deen bears a can of Diet Coke, a miniature bottle of Poland Spring, and a partially used roll of paper towels. The paper towel roll isn't even standing upright. It's overturned. No dignity for those paper towels.
In this clip, Deen addresses her abrupt cancelation of a scheduled appearance on Today ("Matt, I have to say, I was physically not able this morning") before launching into a slightly more detailed and much more meandering apology.
Here are a few highlights from the equally pause-heavy Apology 2: Paula Deen Boogaloo.
"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."
"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 was wrong...Yes...I've worked hard and I've made mistakes but that is no excuse...and I offer my sincere apology to those that I have hurt."
"...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 (after the skipped Today gig), a photo of Paula being casual in the company of a black person was added to her website.
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