In her first public appearance since being outed as a discriminatory employer who occasionally used the n-word, Paula Deen got a 10 minute standing ovation at the Metro Cooking and Entertaining show in Houston over the weekend.

Deen told her fans: “”These are tears of joy, y’all. This is my first time out in three months. … The one place I wanted to make my first step out was in Texas. You are forgiving folks with hearts as big as your state. We all experience pain in some way but pain is also a good thing because it makes you grow.”

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