Thursday, June 27, 2013

Will Target cut ties with Paula Deen?

As the Paula Deen scandal rolls on, several news outlets (including The Huffington Post) have reported that Walmart is the latest partner to end their association with her.

Yesterday Walmart announced that it has ended its relationship with the Southern celebrity chef, as part of the continued fallout in the wake of revelations that she's used racial slurs in the past. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville Ark., currently carries a variety of products under her moniker, including food items, cookware, and health & wellness items, at all of its 4,000 U.S. stores.

This makes me wonder whether Target - who also carries Paula Deen merchandise, like the cookware set shown here - will also cut ties with Deen?  According to the HuffPro article, Target reiterated on Wednesday it was still "evaluating the situation."

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