Paula Deen may be getting dropped left and right after the whole N-word controversy, but her books are doing exceptionally well.
It seems as though people are even more intrigued to read the celebrity chef's releases now more than before, as Deen's publications have skyrocketed up the charts since her N-word scandal.
The famous cook's latest publication, Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, is slated for a Oct. 15 release, but has already climbed from the No. 16 spot to the No. 6 (!) spot of Amazon's best-seller's list in a matter of hours.
Meanwhile, the same publication is No. 61 on the Barnes & Noble list.
Deen's publishing company issued a statement regarding the controversy revolving around the celeb chef recently. "We are monitoring the situation closely," Stuart Applebaum, spokesman for Random House, Inc. tells E! News. "At present, the book remains on course for its fall publication."
Most recently, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, which operates Paula Deen-themed restaurants at four of its properties, announced that it has decided to cut ties with the star.
"While we appreciate Paula's sincere apologies for statements she made in her past that she recently disclosed during a deposition given in response to a lawsuit, after thoughtful consideration of their impact, we have mutually decided that it is in the best interests of both parties to part ways at this time," said Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of communications and government affairs for Caesars Entertainment in a statement.
Deen appeared on the Today show this morning after initially bailing on an interview scheduled for last Friday, speaking out in her defense against remarks claiming she's a racist for having used the racial slur 20 years ago.
"It's hard for me to even find the words," an emotional Deen told Matt Lauer. "I was just overwhelmed, I was in a state of shock."
"Let me say this: The main reason I'm here today, it's important that I tell you and everyone out there how I live my life," she added. "I believe that every one of God's creatures was created equal, no matter what church you go to pray. I believe that everyone should be treated equal, and that's the way I was raised."
"I am here today because I want people to know who I am, and people that have worked beside me, have walked beside, know what kind of person I am," she said.
According to The Washington Post, the famous cook reached out to Jackson to rebuild her image, and he has agreed, saying she shouldn't become a "sacrificial lamb" over the issue of racial intolerance.
Jackson says if Deen is willing to acknowledge mistakes and make changes, "she should be reclaimed rather than destroyed."
—Reporting by Baker Machado