(New York Post) Paula Deen’s empire has taken two more costly hits – now seven in all.

Target has announced that it is ending its relationship with Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.

The discounter, based in Minneapolis, said that it will phase out its Paula Deen-branded cookware and other items in its stores as well as on Target.com.

The company says that once the merchandise is sold out, it will not be replenishing the inventory.

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