Deen on @todayshow: "I'm not gonna sit here and tell everything I've done for people of color."
“I believe that everyone should be treated equal,” Paula Deen said from the Today show studio Wednesday morning.
It’s been five days since Deen issued a series of video apologies after a leaked deposition revealed, “Yes, of course,” Deen uses the n-word.
Since Friday, Food Network and Smithfield have cut ties with Deen.
“Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No,” Deen said, adding that she believes she is not a racist. She reiterated that QVC has not yet fired her.
The interview ended with Deen in tears, but she veered away from apology.
“I is what I is and I’m not changing,” she said.
She referred briefly to her lawsuit, brought forward by a disgruntled former employee.
“There’s someone evil out there that saw what I had worked for and they wanted it.”