Paula Deen is one of those people who, when life gives her lemons, she makes a lemon pie with ham and two sticks of butter.
Apparently Deen has Type 2 diabetes. The rumor going around today is that the saucy Southern TV chef—well known for her high calorie, high fat foods—has signed a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal with Novartis, the big pharmaceutical company.
Surely she can’t continue to preach the gospel of deep-fried Doritos pies and Twinkies-stuffed Thanksgiving turkeys working as the spokesperson for a diabetes medication or will Deen re-brand herself and start showcasing newer healthier recipes more in tune with the basic tenants of nutrition (and common sense)?
Deen has faced withering criticism for the high amounts of fat, salt and sugar in her dishes. When Deen’s cookbook for kids, “Lunch-Box Set,” was published in 2009, Barbara Walters asked her, “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?”
Last August, “No Reservations” host Anthony Bourdain called Deen “the worst, most dangerous person to America” and said she should “think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us.”
Below, the celebrity chef gets hit in the face with a frozen ham:
Via The Daily What