The week just gets worse and worse for embattled kitchen queen Paula Deen. Many, presumably including Deen herself, thought they’d seen the end of her endorsement woes after Wal-mart and a host of others backed out of pushing her products earlier this week.
Hoping to do damage control by lending an emotional interview with Matt Lauer via ‘The Today Show’, it appears Deen’s tearful apology for reported racist remarks were not enough as even more top names are dropping her products from their inventory.
“The list of corporate sponsors backing away from Paula Deen continues to grow. Target, Home Depot and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk are the latest companies to ends their relationships with the celebrity chef after she admitted to using a racial slur in the past.
A spokesperson for Target tells ABC News Radio, ‘We have made a decision to phase out the Paula Deen merchandise in our stores as well as on Target.com. Once the merchandise is sold out, we will not be replenishing inventory.'”
Reports have now surfaced that QVC will be dropping Deen as well. Read more about that here. Interestingly and alternatively, Deen’s book sales are on fire and are surging!