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Shame on Paula Deen

Whenever I used to think of TV chef Paula Deen, the word excessive would come to my mind.That's been replaced now with another term - hypocrite.

Shame on Paula Deen

 FILE - In this April 7, 2010 file photo, celebrity chef and Food Network star Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. Deen is teaming with drug maker Novo Nordisk to launch a program that aims to help people live with Type 2 diabetes and promote a Novo diabetes drug. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)<br />
FILE - In this April 7, 2010 file photo, celebrity chef and Food Network star Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. Deen is teaming with drug maker Novo Nordisk to launch a program that aims to help people live with Type 2 diabetes and promote a Novo diabetes drug. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File) Jeff Christensen

Whenever I used to think of TV chef Paula Deen, the word excessive would come to my mind. That’s been replaced now with another term - hypocrite. Deen knew darn well about her Type 2 diabetes, a disease complicated by the excessively rich food she’s known for, but didn’t say a word about it until after she had a deal with a drug company to hawk its anti-diabetes product. That’s low.  Nobody should be telling anyone to deep fry cheesecake or lasagna. I don’t care what that stuff tastes like. You’re supposed to eat to nourish your body, not so you have a food orgasm. A friend says I'm being too harsh. But I think Deen deserves every bit of backlash she’s getting, do you?

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