July 01, 2013 05:06 AM by Lisa Princ
The racism controversy surrounding former Food Network star Paula Deen is proving to be quite the battle for herself and her empire. Though Deen recently took to The Today Show in an attempt to clear her name, many companies are choosing not to stick by Paula due to the controversy. The latest hit for Deen comes from Ballatine Books, who recently revealed that they were dropping the southern chef’s upcoming cookbook!
Sadly, the hits keep coming for Paula Deen, who has been accused of using a racial slur nearly 30 years ago. After being dropped by big names such as Food Network and Walmart, Ballatine Books announced on Friday that they were canceling Paula’s new cookbook.
The cookbook, titled Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up, was scheduled to be released on Oct. 15 and even with all the controversy surrounding Deen, the pre-order of the book landed it in the number one spot on Amazon. “Customers will be notified that the publisher has canceled this book. As the case with all Amazon.com pre-orders, customers’ credit cards are not charged until the book is shipped/delivered,” a rep for the site stated.
Meanwhile, Deen’s 2011 cookbook, Southern Cooking Bible has risen up to the second spot amidst the racial controversy. I guess it’s safe to say that the supporters are coming out in full force!
What do you think of the Paula Deen controversy? Should she be punished for something she said so many years ago? Have these companies taken things too far? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it. Sound off in the comments section below!
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