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    Paula Deen's Fans Create a "We Support Paula" Facebook Page as Controversy Simmers

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    The Food Network may no longer enjoy Paula Deen's cooking, but her fans are still standing by her side. 

    After the network known for hosting Deen's shows like Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Best Dishes dropped the cook amidst the recent N-word controversy, her fans are attempting her rescue. Or at least showing her support.

    A "We Support Paula Deen" Facebook page has been created and already has more than 200,000 "likes."

    NEWS: Food Network drops Paula Deen

    The Facebook page for Deen was created by a supporter, who wrote: "Recently Food Network personality Paula Deen has issued an apology for statements that she has made in the past. Let's support her as she moves forward from this time. Paula is a person just like all of us and we all make mistakes."

    Indeed, many of the comments are in favor of the celebrity chef, with some excusing her admission of using the N-word by referring to Deen's background growing up in the 1950s in Georgia.

    NEWS: Paula Deen addresses the N-word controversy

    However, the controversy hasn't died down just yet.

    In another video that's surfaced (a 2012 New York Times interview), Deen references her childhood as well, along with her great-great grandfather's "workers," aka slaves.

    While stating that the abolition of slavery was a "terrific change," Deen almost seems to defend the practice, saying, "Black folk were such integral part of our lives, they were like our family," adding, "we didn't see ourselves as being prejudiced."

    What do you think about the situation? Sound off in the comments!

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