The verdict is in, and it looks like Paula Deen is STILL super racist. But she obviously means well and is trying so very hard to clear her name -- you can tell by the way she pouts like a sad little blob fish with the weight of the world on her formidable shoulders.

If this apology doesn't work, Paula's next move is to bake every single one of us a butter and corn syrup pie.

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Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.