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By Ian Sager


The fallout from her admission that she's used racial slurs cost Paula Deen her contract with the Food Network and her partnership with Smithfield Foods. Now, thousands of her fans are flocking to her defense, while others are lampooning the celebrity chef across social media sites.

So where does Deen go from here?

The chef – who didn't show up for her TODAY interview on Friday – will tell us when she finally joins Matt Lauer for an exclusive interview live on Wednesday.

"She+has+told+us+she+will+be+here+this+time."+-@MLauer+on+@Paula_Deen+showing+up+for+exclusive+interview+on+Wednesday.

—+TODAY++(@todayshow)+June+24,+2013+

See+you+Wednesday,+I+am+so+glad+Matt,+Al+and+my+friends+at+@TodayShow+are+bringing+me+back.

—+Paula+Deen+(@Paula_Deen)+June+24,+2013+