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Diabetes drug maker ‘suspends’ ties with Paula Deen

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Food Network won’t renew Paula Deen’s contract

Add diabetes drug  maker Novo Nordisk to the list of companies that have distanced themselves from Paula Deen in the widening fallout over her use of the N-word.

According to the Associated Press Novo Nordisk said it and Deen have “mutually agreed to suspend our patient education activities for now.”  She has been promoting the company’s drug Victoza  for a year.  Deen, who has Type 2 diabetes,  says she uses Victoza and has made appearances promoting the drug.

Earlier this week, companies such as Target, Walmart, and Smithfield Foods severed ties with Deen.

“Once the merchandise is sold out, we will not be replenishing inventory,” said Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman told the Associated Press.

Deen also lost her gig on the Food Network, when the channel decided not to renew her contract.

The Southern cuisine maven has repeatedly stated in interviews that she is not racist, but has been unable to contain the crisis.



  • NHH

    Come on folks. This is enough. I NEVER shop at Walmart so I won't miss her cook wear but this is too much. This is destroying an honest American's career. A woman who has made her own business and has been successful. Why do we challenge those that have made it in this country and at the same time complain about our own situation. We should rally around those that have got it right and learn from them. And then got out and do it your self. If you don't have the guts or talent then too bad. Ours is not a communist country (yet). If you neighbor has more than you, SO WHAT.

  • Victor Quinones

    This is the nature of this country, as far as, making it on your own, you might want to look at some documentary history of success in this country. Suggestions: Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Simon and Garfunkel, JZ and wife, AT&T, Worldcom, Enron, Bernie Madoff, Carlos Gambino, and the list continues of those who have 'made it' by other peoples sweat, tears and blood.

  • Lori Carroll

    Just because someone makes a mistake your going to take everything away from Paula Deen. All of the companys listed you should be ashamed of your selfs nobody is perfect

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