Paula Deen supporters are a tad overweight in this photo

Paula Deen supporters are a tad overweight in this photo

The food chef and drug spokesperson Paula Dean is in the news, so I wondered about her. Vaguely recall articles about how she recommended high fat-content food, suggesting that it wouldn’t hurt you. Of course it did affect her, and she admitted she had diabetes. But then she pushed an anti-diabetes drug. Unbelievable.

However she is so loved and admired that her fans are right there with her. Love is blind it seems to me. Above is a picture of her supporters, and they do NOT appear to mind being heavy. Below is an excerpt from Wikipedia that details some background on her hypocrisy.

It’s also clear that her business empire generates millions of dollars each year. But that doesn’t mean that she would say she has enough and stop taking advantage of the idiots who think it’s ok to eat thousands of extra fat-full calories and not suffer the consequences. An excellent example of greedy pigs in action.

Deen has faced extensive criticism for the high amounts of fat, salt, and sugar in her recipes. She faced particularly strong objections with the release of Lunch-Box Set, a cookbook aimed at children, with Barbara Walters saying of the book, “You tell kids to have cheesecake for breakfast. You tell them to have chocolate cake and meatloaf for lunch. And french fries. Doesn’t it bother you that you’re adding to this?” Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain commented in 2011 that he “would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us.”

On January 17, 2012, Deen announced that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years before. It was also disclosed that Deen is a paid spokesperson for the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, whose main export is insulin. She was called a hypocrite for continuing to promote her high-sugar diet while only disclosing her medical condition when it benefited her in representing the drug company to market their diabetes management program.