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Paula Deen fired by Novo Nordisk, makers of diabetes drug Victoza

Paula Deen and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk have parted ways.

This is the latest endorsement lost for Deen after she admitted she was a racist in court.

Paula Deen fired by Novo Nordisk, makers of diabetes drug Victoza

Paula Deen fired by Novo Nordisk, makers of diabetes drug Victoza

From TMZ:

TMZ has learned … Paula and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk have parted ways … at least for now. Deen — who has Type 2 diabetes — was a spokesperson for the company’s campaign, “Diabetes in a New Light.” Paula was singing the virtue of Novo Nordisk’s diabetes drug Victoza, which she takes … she also ironically was promoting “lifestyle changes.”

A Novo Nordisk spokesperson tells TMZ … they have mutually agreed with Paula to part ways for now, “while she takes time to focus her attention where it is needed.”

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Adrienne Mary Wear
Adrienne Mary Wear

when I gave Paula Deen my book I told her it would help her with diabetes as they had told me I was diabetic and now there is no evidence that I ever have been I never once have had an insulin shock! I refuse to acknowledge the disease and lost 122 pounds in eight months. That is 1/2 pound a day I hoped it would give her inspiration to as well as recipes.

Quinntes
Quinntes

For God's sake, even Bill Maher defended her. This schadenfreude charade has gone on long enough. I can hear worse racism any night on Comedy Central. Why is Deen mercilessly attacked but they are not? Oh, that's right: because Deen is successful and the jokers on Comedy Central are lazy hacks (except for Tosh, of course; he's f*ing hilarious). Lesson learned, I guess: if you want to be a racist, FFS don't be a productive member of society and create thousands of jobs in a multimedia empire. Just go into stand-up and hope the people laugh when you make cracks about the blacks. (Or you can do what Eric Cartman did and just pretend you have tourette's...but of course that would just end with a studio full of dead child-molesters.)

khaleesi
khaleesi

..but her book is now # 1 on amazon.com....

Noelle
Noelle

I read some of the other stuff she did and I was pretty shocked she would do some of that stuff. Horrible.