I’ll start this by saying that I’m not a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain‘s, but in this instance I’m fully on board with him. For those of you who somehow haven’t heard – Paula Deen announced that she has had Type 2 diabetes for three years. During this time her celebrity status across the U.S. has grown tremendously, almost entirely due to her butter and sugar laden “southern style” cooking.
In an amazing coincidence this announcement came out at the same time that Paula announced she would be taking a new role as spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, a maker of diabetes medications. How fortuitous for her.
Anthony Bourdain later tweeted, “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later.” I couldn’t have said it better.
Paula Deen should also announce that she’s decided to run as the face, or parts less friendly, of Capitalism and greed.
I am not one to cry victim for the public, especially not when it comes to a situation like this where anyone who followed Deen’s lead was making extremely obvious poor decisions. Moderation in a country of extremes is obviously a whole other battle. However, nothing boils my blood more than someone who sees extreme profits at the expense, and possibly the health, of those who may not know any better.
Now, on to happier things…