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]