facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Target cuts ties with Paula Deen; drugmaker distances



Published: Thu, June 27, 2013 @ 2:44 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen's merchandise and media empire is fast unraveling.

Retailers Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk became the latest companies to sever ties or distance themselves from celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.

Target, based in Minneapolis, said today that it will phase out its Paula Deen-branded cookware and other items, which were sold on its website and in its stores.

"Once the merchandise is sold out, we will not be replenishing inventory," said Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman.

Home Depot, which sold Paula Deen-branded cookware and kitchen products only online, said it pulled the products off its website on Wednesday.

Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk said today it and Deen have "mutually agreed to suspend our patient-education activities for now."

The developments are the latest blow to Deen's business.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Wednesday that it's also cutting ties with Deen. The world's largest retailer currently carries a variety of products under her moniker, including food items, cookware and health and wellness products, at all of its 4,000 U.S. namesake stores.


Comments

1gdog4766(1415 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Now Target should go thru all their CDs and DVDs and glean out all that have racist terms in them. Any material with the n word, darkie, whiteboy, black boy, cracker, porch monkey and honkie just to name a few. Then ban those artist who use this terminology. And also comedy venues need to ban all comedians who use these racial slurs. I mean thy are all racist terms right? Oh and go back at least 20 years and any use of these terms must be punished.

Suggest removal:

2shswildcat(9 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

VERY, VERY well said, gdog.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport