Bloomberg News, Published June 26 2013
Wal-Mart cuts ties with Paul Deen over racial remarks
Wal-Mart said in a statement on its website that it will not place new orders with Paula Deen Enterprises beyond what it has committed for any of Deen's products, which include southern-themed cookware, place settings and floral aprons.
In addition to Smithfield Foods, the world's largest hog producer, the Food Network, part of Scripps Networks Interactive, said last week it will sever ties with the chef. The star of “Paula's Home Cooking” and “Paula's Best Dishes” became embroiled in controversy when she said in court documents made public last week that she has used a derogatory term for black people.
The cooking show personality has since made a series of YouTube apologies and made a tearful appearance on NBC's “Today” show with Matt Lauer on Wednesday morning.