QVC considers severing ties with Paula Deen: Celebrity chef admitted to using racial slur
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The fallout continues in the wake of Paula Deen's admission to using a racial slur.
The Home Shopping Network, QVC, said it is now considering severing ties with the celebrity chef and stated it does not tolerate discriminatory behavior. Network officials say they are examining the situation.
In a lawsuit deposition, Deen said she has used the "N-word" in the past. After this was released last week, Deen issued a video apology on YouTube.
Last week, the Food Network announced it would not renew Deen's contract, which is set to expire at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, fans of Deen are serving up deep-fried outrage to the Food Network for its decision to dump the Southern comfort food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past.
Outside Deen's Savannah restaurant The Lady & Sons on Saturday, fan Marilynne Wilson said she's stunned that the cable network "jumped the gun" by announcing it wouldn't renew the celebrity cook's contract about an hour after she apologized in the online video Friday.
Food Network's Facebook page was bombarded by comments from angry Deen fans promising they'll change the channel for good.
Deen's critics also have been outspoken online, making #PaulaDeenTVShows a trending topic on Twitter by posting satirical twists on familiar titles. Earlier in the week, they tweeted satirical names for recipes using #PaulasBestDishes.
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