Celebrity chef and unofficial Queen of Buttery Racism, Paula Deen has been having the worst week ever. From accusations of extreme racism to losing endorsement deals and top TV spots on the Food Network, her career is pretty much flailing. The latest to pull out? Novo Nordisk–the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Victoza, the Diabetes drug Deen’s promoted since she announced her Type 2 diagnosis last year.
Deen faced criticism for working with the company because she pushes unhealthy recipes, but was also cashing in on her illness. Novo Nordisk claimed that they weren’t dropping Deen because of the racist headlines, however, that tune has changed. This is what they had to say:
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.
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.
Well, I guess that’s how the cookie with way too much butter and cream, crumbles.