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.