NEW YORK (AP) -- Paula Deen's multimillion-dollar merchandise and media empire continues to unravel following revelations that she used racial slurs in the past.
Target, Home Depot and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk yesterday became the latest companies to distance themselves from the Southern celebrity chef.
Home Depot, which sold Paula Deen-branded cookware and kitchen products only online, says it pulled the merchandise off its website on Wednesday. And Target says it will phase out its Paula Deen-branded cookware and other items in stores and on its website.
Meanwhile, Novo Nordisk said it and Deen have "mutually agreed to suspend our patient education activities for now." Deen, who specializes in Southern comfort food, had been promoting the company's drug Victoza since last year when she announced she had Type 2 diabetes.
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