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Paula Deen comes clean…

In the incredible-but-true category comes news that Paula Deen–queen of the high-sugar, high-fat diet–was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago, but has kept the news under wraps until now.

(Apparently, she needed to first redirect her business venture so she could make money from the disease before letting her followers know that the advice she has been dishing out may just kill them.)

Interviewed on the Today Show recently, Deen says “I’m going to be there for you.” She forgot to add, “for a price.”

Forgive my vindictiveness here, if you will. With diabetes growing at epidemic proportions, it is difficult for me to smile at Deen’s over-played southern charm and chalk this one up to “ain’t she cute.”

With her new gig as spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company that supplies her diabetes medication, it may be that Anthony Bourdain was correct in his assessment of Deen as someone who “revels in her unholy connections with evil corporations” and is “proud of the fact that her food is (bleep) bad for you.”

There are times when the Occupy Wall Street slogans make sense to me. This is definitely one of those times.

Don’t worry. Keep shopping and cooking with Paula.

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Comments

  1. There’s someone else out there who is, in my opinion, worse than Paula. The followers of her blog are in the millions. The majority are young mothers feeding their growing children her recipes. The worse recipe, in my opinion, is marinate meat and after cooking the meat pour the marinate over the meat and serve. Which these young mothers are doing. The funniest is take Krispy Kream donuts (with icing) place in 350 degree oven for ten minutes. Her picture of the aftermath are perfect donuts. All this in the name of dollars. God help the children eating this food.

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