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Paula Deen to appear on 'Today' show Wednesday

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After canceling on the Today show Friday morning citing ‘exhaustion,’ Paula Deen will return to the morning program for an interview this Wednesday, Matt Lauer announced today.

Deen, of course, is in hot water after admitting to saying racial slurs and other offensive comments in the past, things she admitted during a deposition for a civil suit against her and her brother from a former employee, which alleges that the former employee was sexually harassed and “worked in a hostile environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs.”

On Friday, The Food Network announced it would not be renewing her contract when it expires at the end of June.

Watch the Today segment — which recaps the fallout so far and highlights the support she has from many of her fans — below:

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