Here’s the famous TV cook Paula Deen and her two sons. What can I say? The
peanut gallery crowds were cheering for a Paula Deen post! I wasn’t familiar with her before people were discussing her at the In Place (UW’s!), but tonight I did some reading about her. The crowds were wondering what a vegan might think about Ms. Deen’s food and cooking choices – well, here it is: OMG, what the H*LL is all that crap that woman is pushing on people??? lol
I AM wondering, though – is Paula Deen FRENCH?
They must be PAYING her to be overloading on the butter like that! Oh, yeah, they are! lol Butter aside, on her TV show, this woman teaches people to fry cheesecake, and she crams lasagna into loaves of bread. She even made a sandwich, but instead of using bread, she used DONUTS. For the inside of the sandwich, she worked hard to get lots of the cholesterol types in:
cow beef patty, chicken fried egg, and pig bacon. (I wonder if she’s constipated? – well, maybe all that butter helps everything else slide right out lol)
Well, for sure this woman is asking for diabetes! Oh, wait! She became diabetic THREE YEARS ago – but we’re just hearing about it now. We’re hearing about it now that a diabetes drug company has approached her and dangled some of that green food with presidents’ faces* on it in front of her! (Hmmm…. if she DID eat some of that, it might have fiber!) *The “green food with presidents’ faces on it that don’t look like Obama (TM).
So even though she must have had feedback all along that her food was so unhealthful, she kept cooking (and getting paid). And even after she herself was diagnosed with diabetes, she kept cooking (if she didn’t keep her audience eating that food, she wouldn’t have gotten paid!). TV audience: just keep cooking and eating as Paula teaches you, and don’t worry! She’s got the contract to push a certain brand of diabetes medicine (Norvo Nordisk) to you after YOU get diabetes, too! The concept of “prevention” is too
progressive old-fashioned for people who know how to enjoy their heart attack food!
She seems to have upset another cook:
Deen, who told TODAY.com last year that she couldn’t do without butter or a deep-fryer, was called out by fellow food personality Anthony Bourdain in a TV Guide article for being “the worst, most dangerous person to America,” who “revels in her unholy connections with evil corporations” and is “proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you.” He continued, “When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got type 2 diabetes… It’s in bad taste if nothing else.”
Ouch. Ack, don’t look now! Another, albeit more gracious and positive thinking, critic:
Paula Deen is just blowing it, y’all. That’s what one crisis management expert says.
The queen of butter has officially pulled back the curtain on a poorly kept secret. She confirmed the long-swirling rumors, via interviews with USA Today and the “Today” show, that she has Type 2 diabetes. She also announced — conveniently — that she’s the new spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, which supplies her diabetes medication.
Did she then renounce her deep-fried, butter-and-sugar dripping ways? Did she announce plans to launch a sensible exercise regimen and invite the country to come along and get healthy with her?
Nope, nope and nope. In fact, Deen suggested that she has no plans to change her cooking style, although she says she has quit drinking so much sweet tea and walks regularly on her treadmill.
And that’s where Paula Deen and her entourage completely blew it, said Mike Paul of MGP & Associates PR, a New York-based crisis management firm.
As he sees it, the crisis in Deen’s brand is creating a golden opportunity. Deen could forgo her caloric ways and lead the charge to help the nation combat its obesity problem, he said. She could even invite the public to join her personal journey toward health and wellness — and in the process launch a new franchise.
Eh, Paula Deen can handle it. She’s not deterred.
(Well, at least she’s started her sons off on a cooking show, Diabetes in a New Light, that alters her famous recipes and makes them more diabetes-friendly. She’s getting paid for THAT, too. :) )
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