So Who Hasn't Dropped Paula Deen?
Paula Deen's week from hell is over, and the dust appears to be settling on her rapid fall from grace. She’s lost her book deal with Random House (right after her canceled book went to number one), Food Network opted not to review her contract, Caesars Entertainment shuttered her four restaurants, and she’s lost endorsement deals with Sears, Walgreens, QVC, Target, Home Depot, Novo Nordisk, and Smithfield.
But even though she’s lost more endorsement deals that some bigger stars could only hope to attain in a lifetime, there are still some companies that are sticking by her.
The New York City Wine & Food Festival: This annual event has a scheduled brunch that she’ll be hosting; a festival representative told us that their "run of show has not changed since it was announced on May 15."
Tasty Blend Foods: "We are very saddened that she is being judged by her past, everyone has made a mistake sometime in their lives," this company wrote in a letter sent to Deen’s team, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Alice Travel: This company has made a fortune by booking appearances for Deen on cruise ships, and has even added another scheduled jaunt in the wake of the scandal.
Landies Candies: This New York chocolate shop has issued a statement of support for the cook, according to the LA Times.
Metropolitan Cooking Expo: This cooking show will be featuring Deen at their shows in Washington D.C., Houston, and Dallas, according to a statement on their website.
Hoffman Media: The publisher of Deen’s magazine will be sticking by her, they announced on Friday.
Springer Mountain Farms: This chicken company issued a statement declaring their support for Deen.
Epicurean Butter: Deen recently launched a line of specialty butters, and this company, who produces it for her, came out in support of her.