June 27, 2013 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Food Network, Walmart, Caesars Entertainment…one by one, the many companies represented by Paula Deen are backing out on deals they’ve forged with the celebrity chef. The latest business to wash its hands of Paula Deen? Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk.
The bad news continues for fallen idol Paula Deen, who, following allegations of racism, has been losing valuable deals left and right. Whether or not company leaders feel that Paula is actually a racist, they clearly do not wish to be associated with all the bad PR following this case.
The latest disappointment suffered by Paula is that of her ‘suspension’ from a patient education program for Novo Nordisk. The pharmaceutical manufacturer explained the decision in a statement released earlier today: “Novo Nordisk and Paula Deen have mutually agreed to suspend our patient education activities for now, while she takes time to focus her attention where it is needed.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Paula’s work with Novo Nordisk is 100 percent over. Earlier, a representative from the company promised that the celebrity chef would not be dropped for good. And based on the language in its statement of ‘suspension,’ there is some chance that Paula may return in the future to endorse diabetes drug Victoza. After all, today’s statement included what nearly amounted to a thank you for Paula’s several months of service for the drug company. “Novo Nordisk would like to acknowledge Paula’s involvement in our Diabetes in a New Light™ campaign, where she has helped make many people aware of type 2 diabetes and the lifestyle changes needed to control this serious disease.”
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