Paula Deen returned to NBC’s TODAY this morning one year after her infamous interview meltdown where she apologized for using a racial slurs.
In 2013, Deen lost her Food Network cooking show, and much of her multi-million culinary empire, when a court deposition revealed the celebrity chef used the “N-word” and other racial slurs some 30 years ago. A federal judge eventually threw out the lawsuit, but Deen’s career took a severe blow.
When asked by Lauer about the lessons thats she’s learned over the past year, Deen said, “Words are so powerful. They can hurt. They can make people happy. Well, my words hurt people. They disappointed people, and frankly, I disappointed myself. And for that, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry for the hurt that I caused people because it went deep.”
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