Paula Deen aka "The Butter Queen" just hours after she released a video statement apologizing for her past use of racial slurs, has been let go by the Food Network. Deen's official video statement, released early Friday afternoon, was removed quickly from the internet. However, a second video, released by Deen herself followed soon after the other one disappeared. Click ahead to watch.

The much-beloved Southern cook has come under fire this week after it was revealed in a lawsuit deposition she admitted to using racial slurs in the past. Deen's contract with the network was set to expire at the end of this month.