Wal-Mart ends relationship with Paula Deen

Posted: June 26, 2013 at 3:04 p.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is announcing that it has ended its relationship with Paula Deen a week after the Southern celebrity chef admitted using racial slurs in the past.

The world's largest retailer said it will not place "any new orders beyond what's already committed."

The discounter says it will work with suppliers on existing inventories.

The Bentonville, Ark., company started carrying Paula Deen-branded products at all of its U.S. namesake stores since 2011.

The latest development follows the announcement on Friday from Food Network that it was dropping her food shows. Smithfield Foods announced on Monday it was dropping her as a spokeswoman as well.

I'm not all that fond of Paula Deen, never was, but I think it is patronizing for any company, especially Walmart, to drop a vendor for such a petty reason. If this is the stand they choose to take, then are we going to see them drop sales of recording artists who use the same or similar slurs currently? I doubt it. All this PC garbage is so out of hand.

Posted by: boyscout357

June 27, 2013 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )