Here's a couple links:
Anthony Bourdain Calls Out Paula Deen on Twitter
Paula Deen Reveals Type-2 Diabetes Diagnosis
I started a discussion on my Facebook page with family & friends--here's what we have so far.
Jeska Suazo Here's my comment: I think there are two sides to this. (Keep in mind I'm a vegan who promotes healthy lifestyle & exercise- you can read more about me on http://
lovefitnessvegan.blogspot.c om/) One, yes its absolutely shocking that Paula would promote a diabetes medicine and defend her diet. That's my opinion. But two, Paula isn't telling the world to eat what she cooks every meal, every day. It is preposterous for anyone to blame her for the obesity rates in America. We can all make our own choices. She didn't make fattening food "cool". And we, as Americans who watch the Food Network-made her famous. I believe we should not condemn Paula for her choices & actions. They are hers alone & she will have to be the one to live with these choices. So here's to making choices that are right for ourselves.
ummm - I LOVE Anthony Bourdain and he has a huge disdain for most "TV Chefs"....I also really can't stand Paula
Deen.....all that aside, she makes terrible food (i.e. terribly unhealthy) and is pushing that on her fans, then has a health disorder BECAUSE of that food, and (the thing I didn't know) now she's pushing diabetes medication? WTF? I'm against this whole thing, and Anthony Bourdain wins in my book!
Jeska Suazo I don't disagree with you; however, I don't think she pushed her food on her fans. If her show were called "Paula Deen's Health Show" --I would call her a fraud. She's known for her Southern cooking. As far as the diabetes medication, I don't agree with her promoting it--but doctors promote it as well & we don't disagree with them.
I'd take money for something legal if a company offered to pay me...you can't hate the player, hate the game.
Anyone want to add their thoughts?