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Novo Nordisk dissolves diabetes drug Victoza partnership with Paula Deen

Drug maker Novo Nordisk announced it was distancing itself from Southern cookbook author Paula Deen after she admitted using racist remarks and downplaying its offensive nature. The former Food Network star, known for her fattening and fried dishes, was serving as a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk’s Type 2 diabetes drug Victoza after admitting last year that she had been diagnosed with the chronic disease two years prior. Deen had built an empire on her celebrity, spinning relationships with companies such as Target, Smithfield Meats, and Wal-Mart. However, since news of her comments went viral, Deen’s multimillion-dollar merchandise and media empire ... Read More

Will Novo Nordisk be the next company to drop Paula Deen for making racist comments?

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen’s confession that she has used the “N word” and told jokes that could be perceived as racist during a video deposition as part of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed against her by a former employee has landed her in a mess of trouble and it seems she just can’t bail herself out. When trying to rationalize why she told racial jokes she replied, “It’s just what they are – they’re jokes… most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…Gays or straights, black, redneck, you know. I just don’t know – I just don’t know what ... Read More