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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:52 AM

Wal-Mart Ends Relationship With Paula Deen

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/93248/wal-mart-ends-relationship-with-paula-deen

NEW YORK (AP) Paula Deen was dropped by Wal-Mart and her name was stripped from four buffet restaurants on Wednesday, hours after she went on television and tearfully defended herself amid the mounting fallout over her admission of using a racial slur.

The story has become both a day-by-day struggle by a successful businesswoman to keep her career afloat and an object lesson on the level of tolerance and forgiveness in society for being caught making an insensitive remark.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday that it ended its relationship with Deen and will not place "any new orders beyond what's already committed."
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At the same time, Deen's representatives released letters of support from nine companies that do business with the chef and promised to continue. There's evidence that a backlash is growing against the Food Network, which tersely announced last Friday that it was cutting ties with one of its stars.

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BlueToTheBone Jun 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #1
newfie11 Jun 2013 #2
global1 Jun 2013 #3
rurallib Jun 2013 #4

Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:55 AM

1. Ouch,

That will hurt the pocketbook.......


In my opinion a good thing!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:56 AM

2. Good nt

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:35 AM

3. Have Any Other Celebrity Chefs Come To Deen's Defense?......

I'm thinking it's time for Paula to retire. She should just live off the money she's made up to now - which was/is substantial. She shouldn't spend any more of her fortune trying to defend herself. I really don't think her image is recoverable after this. Too many important relationships with companies and endorsements are being axed. Right now I'm sure that she's getting all kinds of expensive advice to help her turn this around. I'm afraid that she's being taken advantage by these so-called "image turn around" consultants.

Just pack it in Paula. Your reign as celebrity chef is over.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:42 AM

4. those two were so made for each other.

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