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Hypocrite Chef Paula Deen Says She has Diabetes

by Ruth Williams

If you haven’t heard by now, Paula Deen, the queen of Southern fried cooking (with a side of butter), announced on the Today Show on Tuesday morning that she has Type 2 Diabetes. (Refresher: Type 1 is the kind you’re born with, Type 2 is usually lifestyle-induced.)

With Deen’s admission this morning that she’s had Type 2 Diabetes – and has known since 2008 – the backlash has been fierce.

Long a proponent of high-fat foods that may contribute to a host of health issues, the question now is: will she be able to eat her own cooking? If her Skillet Fried Apple Pie  is any indication, she may need to sign a waiver before sitting down for dessert.

Up until today, the 65-year-old Deen has been fanatical about fat and the flavor it provides.  Often using a whole stick of butter in recipes and frying everything from spinach to ice cream, the chef seems to have been abiding by the motto: Live a Little.  Just not for Long!

Anthony Bourdain, the Travel Channel’s resident Curmudgeon/Cook – never a fan of Deen’s – said today, “When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got Type 2 diabetes … it’s in bad taste if nothing else.

The hypocrisy gets worse. According to the Washington Post, “Deen is the pitch person for Novo Nordisk’s new online program, Diabetes in a New Light, which offers tips on food preparation, stress management and working with doctors on treatment. She has contributed diabetes-friendly recipes to the website and takes the company’s drug Victoza, a once-daily noninsulin injection that had global sales of $734 million in the first nine months of 2011.”

But with all the hoopla and harping, it’s unlikely this news will drive away Deen’s true fans;  in fact, it will only serve to provide the TV chef with yet another rich income source to mine.  At the end of the day, even if she tones down the butter in her recipes, her deal with Big Pharma will fatten up her wallet for years to come.  As far as her net worth is concerned, Paula Deen is still on a roll.

With a side of slaw, y’all



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3 responses to “Hypocrite Chef Paula Deen Says She has Diabetes

  1. BJ January 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Little good it will do her. She can’t take all the money to the grave.

  2. Jane January 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Just from looking at her food recipes from the beginning, anyone with a smidgeon of dietary knowledge would know this stuff was bad. Backlash, come on. You can just look at her and see that she is overweight. The backlash should be that everyone is too nieve to admit they were pretending to not know this food was a bad idea.

  3. virtuos and beautiful January 25, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I remember that famous burger! I think it was on a lot of cartoons on the newspaper! I wonder what made her share that she had diabetes? But at the same time this opens a door that says, everyone, including Paula, can get sick out of eating unhealthy foods. Sometimes it seems that people who eat junk never get the repercussions.

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