Paula Deen issued a video apology on Friday, days after it was revealed that she admitted using racial slurs in the past.
The TV cook said she wanted to apologize "for the wrong that I've done" and that she wanted to learn and grow from the incident.
While questioned last month in a discrimination lawsuit, the 66-year-old Food Network star admitted to having used racial slurs in the past, but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
In the video apology posted on YouTube, Deen said "inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable."
TMZ reports Food Network officials told the celebrity website they will not be renewing her contract, which expires at the end of this month.