7/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

Paula Deen Cancels Appearance at NYCWFF

Here's the latest in Paula Deen's rapidly crumbling empire - the Southern cook who has lost her Food Network contract and endorsement deals due to a racism scandal has canceled her event at the upcoming NYC Wine and Food Festival in October. The event listing on the official NYCWFF website for Paula Deen's "Classic Comfort Brunch" now has a cancellation message that reads:

Paula Deen has informed us that she will not be appearing at this year's Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, which she has tirelessly supported year in and year out. While we are disappointed, we understand and support her decision. Our focus will remain on the charitable mission of the festival and those who had previously purchased tickets to this event will receive a refund.


It would make sense that since Deen no longer has a contract with Food Network (an official sponsor of the event) that she would cancel her appearance. For a list of events still happening at NYCWFF, click here. [via FNG]

42 comments :

  1. Good for her...Food Network is off my list too!

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    1. Have not watched Food Network after what they have done to Paula.

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    2. Team Paula and her sweet Family. Will be making a trip soon to see you and Uncle Bubba !GO PAULA WE LOVE YOU AND THANK-YOU FOR SHARING SO MANY OF YOUR FAMILY RECIPES .

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    3. Truthfully that has become the most boring show I have ever seen. I especially stop watching food network after the way they handled Paula Deen's story. I am more than sure they have lost many so that being said lets move on and give Paula and her family some time to relax from all the foolishness.

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    4. Food Network is also off my list. Any business that reacts so intolerantly to something minor someone did 3 decades past is not a business I want to support.

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    5. I hope the foodnetwork and all the other companies that dropped.paula lose their ratings and.their business.

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    6. I have not watched food network since they took Paula off the schedule. I am sure this Phoenix will rise from the ashes. Paula will come out of this forged by fire and better than ever.

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    7. I cannot imagine participating in this event if I were Paula especially under the current circumstances. I was surprised to see her name on the roster when it was released and am pleased to see she will not participate. Realistically she does not need that association.

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  2. #TeamPaulaDeen #Strong4Paula As for me and my house, we will continue to love us some PAULA DEEN!!! All of the companies who dropped her should be ashamed of themselves. #kneejerks #sucessisthebestrevenge

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  3. I'm glad she cancelled! Food Network and the rest of the hypocrites that dropped her are getting a taste of their own medicine!

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  4. Good she should. I would not give those self righteous hypocrites one ounce of my energy or help them benefit financially from my image and my likeness. Go Paula!! I would cancel too. They made a big mistake!! So sad too bad!!

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  5. Food Network leaves a bad taste in my mouth these days. They have become rather tasteless and bland without Paula.

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  6. Good for u ! I don't blame u! I wouldn't go either.

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  7. Your network will pay. Am food blogger & free lance food writer. You are running shows from 2004, 2005, etc. No one wants to watch that old crap!!

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  8. Love Paula Deen.....stopped watching food network.

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  9. Food Network is gonna reap really BAD KARMA for what they've done to Paula Dean. Who's crying now will be the song that will be sung too. All the other companies will reap the same bitter seed they've sown against Paula Dean! Watch and see!

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  10. I also stopped watching Food Network when they first dropped Paula. Yesterday, I received a newsletter from them and I cancelled that also. I really like several shows on Food Network, but can not support them for letting Paula go after all she has done to make them what they are!

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  11. Everyone should not go to it.if food network is involved

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  12. I think her canceling her appearance shows that "they won". She needs to be in the public eye, what she loves to do, being her happy self, and proving that she can overcome. It does not matter that FN is a sponsor, people were paying to see her. This was the perfect opportunity for the public to endorse her in front of news, media, and photographers, and most of all the FN. She needs to stop hiding, pick up the pieces, and move on. If she misses her window of opportunity to continue to stay relevant, she may be toast. There are thousands of people that want to take her spot, and if she does not continue to fill her shoes, somebody else will. People are not "untouchable" anymore; there is always someone younger, smarter, and more eager to jump and have there 15 minutes of fame.

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    1. Sure there is always someone younger, smarter etc..but if no one is interested in them, then it really doesn't matter. The people that support PD are no longer supporting this show and someone new won't make them return. PD extended the olive branch and food network broke it off and burned it. To hell with them.



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    2. Paula has always done her own charitable work. Why should she raise money on behalf of a company that treated her like garbage? THEY chose to end her contract, and with it went her likeness and all of her required appearances. Food Network didn't "win" anything. Paula left them, just like they told her to.

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  13. COULD SHE START HER OWN NETWORK AND TAKE OVER THE FOOD NETWORK

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    1. Maybe team up with Oprah...together they could kick some real butt!

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  14. FOOD NETWORK WILL NEVER BE WHAT IT WAS WITH PAULA....I HAVEN'T WATCHED IT SINCE THE SILLINESS STARTED. PAULA WILL COME OUT ON TOP, YOU CAN BET ON THAT!!

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  15. Way to go Paula. No longer watching Food Network nor am I buying from sponsors that dropped her. Best Dishes Paula!!

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  16. I do not support racism but I support Paula Deen. She could certainly set up a chain of very successful, high quality restaurants with her reputation, and have devoted employees by the looks of all the support that she is receiving. Come to SC, Paula!

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  17. Paula Deen rocks. Screw Food Network. Hope their ratings go so far down the toilet they never float back to the top!! As far as Sears, Kmart, Walmart, Home Depot, Smithfield etc. You all made a biiiig mistake dropping Paula. I went to a few of these places to see how they were doing now. Kmart and Walmart parking lots only have about a third of the customers than they had before this started. Our local Sears was a ghost town. The employees were standing around with their hands in their pockets and I bet there weren't 10 customers in the whole place! You reap what you sow....and what goes around comes around. You bit the hand that fed you!!! Sorry 'bout your bad luck!

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  18. Butter always floats to the top!! Love Paula and have not watched FN since the day they dropped her. We live in a sad time when a person can be railroaded by the media and because companies fear the same treatment from the press and financial ruin... they opt out. Facts don't matter, and journalism is a thing of the past. Not to mention an overwhelming percentage of the population that can't think for themselves and rely on talking heads to tell them what to think. When are we going to start looking at the WHOLE PICTURE? SMH!

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  19. Stopped watching FN after they cancelled Paula. Won't give my dollars, or ratings, to any company who dropped Paula.

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  20. No one in my family has watched the Food Network since they turned against Paula Deen. Will not re-new our Food network magazine either. Not watching their sister stations any more either. We totally support Paula and will no longer support anyone who turns against her. The latest is no more Kroger. The Frakes family in Salem, Illinois.

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  21. I am disgusted with the Food Network and all the other company's that dropped Paula Deen. I will not support any of them any more. Paula Deen will overcome all of this and be stronger than ever.
    It is hard to believe that in our society that one person can accuse another of false allegations and the media and networks make such rash business decisions. I always thought you were innocent until proven guilty. Her using the N word years ago was never intended to hurt anyone. It was just a word that almost everyone living in the deep south used on a regular basis. It is still being used by many, but I guarantee they would never admit using the N word. Some of the media and television program host use the word today in their private social circles. Some of them that have spoken harsh words against Paula are the very one's using the N word. Justice will prevail.

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  22. A few weeks after all this happened I went to Lady and Sons and ate lunch and had a wonderful time! I also bought a few things at her store. I like Pioneer Woman but haven't watched since food network canceled Paula. I will never watch them again for what they did to her. I hope her sons tells them to kiss their grits after their contracts run out.

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  23. WHO IS WITHOUT A BAD WORD OR SLUR CAST THE FIRST STONE,OR IN ANGER SAID A THING. WHAT YOU DO NOW AN BACK YEARS AGO CHANGES ALL THE TIME. GAY,SEX,HEM LENGTH,MAKEUP,SMOKING,THESE WHERE DONT SPEEK OR TALK ABOUT OR LOOK AT BUT TIMES AN LEARNING THE TRUTH CAN OPEN EYES AN NON ACCEPTED. TODAY IS TO SET ON DESTOYING A PERSON FOR PAST OR PRESENT VIEW. SORRY IS IT LOOK AT HELLS KITCHEN HATFULL GET BACK YOU SAY SORRY

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  24. I took food network out of all my favorites lists. So, haven't watched them since.

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