Plano, Texas -- J.C. Penney became the latest retail chain to say it will stop selling products associated with celebrity chef Paula Deen following her admission she has made racially derogatory remarks.
In addition, Ballantine Books has ended an agreement with her to publish five books. That agreement included "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up,” which was scheduled for release in October 2013 and had reached number one in presales on Amazon.com and the Barnes and Noble website.
Sears, Kmart, The Home Depot, Target and Walgreens have all also either removed or said they would phase out her products in their brick-and-mortar locations and/or online. Kohls and Macy’s, which also sell Deen products, so far have not severed ties with her.