HOUSTON - Despite Paula Deen's recent confession that she made a racial slur 30 years ago, she will be in attendance at the Houston Metropolitan Cooking Show.
"The day I used that word, it was a world ago. It was 30 years ago," Deen said.
The confession came from a taped deposition, where Deen admitted she used the racial slur.
The repercussions came like a hailstorm, major sponsors and retailers severing ties with the southern chef.
First, the Food Network canceled her show. Caesar's Entertainment dropped her name from its restaurants in four casinos, then Walmart, Target, Home Depot and the drug manufacturer who used Deen to pitch its diabetes drugs all distanced themselves.
"I can honestly say that I have never with any intention said anything to hurt anybody and I never would," said Deen.
That statement from Deen was enough for the Metro Cooking Show, that posted this statement on their website:
"Paula Deen has been a friend of the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining show for many years. She has apologized and we are taking her apology and her word and moving forward accordingly."
Tickets the to the show range from $12.50 up to $400 to be a Paula Deen VIP.
Tickets to get a picture and have brunch with Deen are already sold out.
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