Paula Deen dropped by Target Wal-Mart

When it rains it pours. Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has been dropped by Target and Novo Nordisk following her admission that she uttered racial slurs in the past. The Food Network declined to renew Deen's contract on Friday. And on Wednesday, Wal-Mart announced it was dropping Deen as a sponsor. Deen's other sponsors, online shopping giant QVC and Smithfrield Foods are awaiting the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen's brother, Bubba Hiers.

Deen, 66, could lose $17 million in endorsement revenue as a result of the controversy.

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Paula Deen support from black celebs

Actress Stacey Dash, NFL player Kris Jenkins and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton are among the black notables who have come forward in support of embattled tv chef Paula Deen.

Deen, 66, was dropped by the Food Network on Friday after Deen readily admitted she used racial slurs and cracked racist jokes about black people in a videotaped deposition.

Two other Deen sponsors, QVC and Smithfield Foods, are quietly shelving the celebrity chef while they await the outcome of a million-dollar sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen's brother, Bubba Hiers, by a former employee.

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