So I (and more than likely you too) hear a few days ago that Paula Deen, The Food Network star whose claim to fame is pretty much every dish having a very strong possibility of giving you a heart attack, was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. This should come as no shock to anyone, judging by the food made on her show and served in her restaurant. I’ve never watched her show except without sound at the gym every so often, how ironic?! I don’t believe she touts moderation, as probably a spoonful of one of her dishes would be your daily allotted amount of butter. This in and of itself doesn’t bother me, hey if she wants to cook food that will kill people, it’s their fault for making/eating it. I’m sure it’s delicious, as she is super famous.
However, as we’ve all come to learn Ms. Deen was diagnosed 3 years ago, and only announced that she has Diabetes now because she “had to get her head around it.” Well it just so happens she also has a promo deal with a drug company to shill their Diabetes drug Victoza, through a website: www.diabetesinanewlight.com.
WHAT A FUCKING COINCIDENCE.
Now i’m fine if a famous chef wants to help people with diabetes still eat tasty meals and not send themselves in a coma. What i am not fine with, is a chef who is famous for making rich, fatty, sugar filled foods that SHE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO EAT FOR 3 YEARS, and then using her own stardom and diabetes to pimp their new drug. Anthony Bourdain recently took to Twitter to renew his hatred for Lady (of Lady & Sons) with a poignant “I should take up breaking legs, so i can then sell crutches.” She responded “get a life” (SICK BURN). He also said “her food sucks” ().
I’m with – and you probably are too – Bourdain on this one. This is like if Sara McLaughlin suddenly started promoting depression medication in commercials that aired directly after her goddamn ASPCA commercials. This is the WORST example of synergy i’ve ever heard in my life. People emulate this dumb bitch, she has to know that. It’s so completely irresponsible of her to get famous by cooking food that likely gave her diabetes, continuing to get rich by cooking this shit, not telling anyone, and then get even more rich by dropping a “bombshell” that she has diabetes and “oh by the way, buy these chemicals that will help your diabetes.” I looked at an example recipe (looks like you have to sign up to get into the site) and there is not one goddamn pat of butter in it.
You may be saying, “she just got famous cooking that shit, nobody wants to see Paula Deen cooking healthy!” Well then maybe nobody SHOULD watch Paula Deen, ever. She can’t eat her goddamn food anymore because it gave her a disease, why should she continue to be on TV showing people how to make it? I think a lot of people watch her because it’s hilarious how unhealthy her dishes are. I bet MORE people are such dumb fatties that they think “this lady is in a league with Rachel Ray and *insert food network star*, this stuff can’t be that bad for you!” Why do we want to make someone who is encouraging people in an increasingly obese and unhealthy country to eat stuff that will most definitely kill you, famous?
Not to mention, her fucking drug will probably give you thyroid cancer.
From the Victoza site:
In animal studies, Victoza® caused thyroid tumors—including thyroid cancer—in some rats and mice. It is not known whether Victoza® causes thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in people which may be fatal if not detected and treated early. Do not use Victoza® if you or any of your family members have a history of MTC or if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). While taking Victoza®, tell your doctor if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer.
Thanks Paula Deen! Have a great day killing America!