Paula Deen still scheduled for D.C. cooking show

FILE - This 2006 file photo originally released by the Food Network shows celebrity chef Paula Dean. It was revealed that Deen admitted during questioning in a lawsuit that she had slurred blacks in the past. It's the second time the queen of comfort food's mouth has gotten her into big trouble. She revealed in 2012 that for three years she hid her Type 2 diabetes while continuing to cook the calorie-laden food that's bad for people like her. The Food Network, which began airing "Paula's Home Cooking" in 2002, has said it does not tolerate discrimination and is looking at the situation. Deen's other show, "Paula's Best Dishes," started at the network in 2008. She's one of the longest-running and most recognizable of the network stars, although her show airs in daytime _ not prime-time. (AP Photo/ Food Network, file) (Food Network/AP Photo)

She lost Food Network, Smithfield Foods, Novo Nordisk, Walmart, and now Target and Home Depot — but Paula Deen is still booked for the Metropolitan Cooking show at the D.C. Convention Center in November.

In a statement released Thursday, organizers said Deen “has apologized and we are taking her apology at her word.” While the show “does not condone or believe in the use of derogatory slurs by anyone, this is a nation of forgiveness and second chances.”

This, of course, assumes that Deen or anyone else knows exactly what she’ll be doing in November.

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