BOSTON (CBS) – For the executives of corporations doing business with celebrity cook Paula Deen, handling revelations of her long-ago use of an ugly racial slur is apparently an easy call.
It would be quicker to give you the list of major retailers who have NOT stopped selling Paula Deen products in their stores. The company that runs Paula Deen restaurants seems to now wish it were Jimmy Dean instead.
It’s hard to fault these companies for understanding how offensive the word she used is, and wanting to protect their brands from customer backlash.
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