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Anthony Bourdain

RIPS Paula Deen --

She's a Diabetic Scam Artist!

1/17/2012 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Anthony Bourdain is putting Paula Deen ON BLAST -- mocking the butter-loving chef for poisoning Americans with unhealthy food ... and now trying to profit off of their illness.

In an ultra-transparent Twitter attack -- Bourdain wrote, "Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later."

The "Kitchen Confidential" author is presumably pissed that Deen -- who built an empire off her high-fat, high-sugar recipes -- announced she has diabetes ... and subsequently revealed she's become a paid spokeswoman for a diabetes medication.

There are reports ... Deen knew about her diabetes for years -- but continued to hock her recipes on her Food Network cooking show, while secretly negotiating the endorsement deal.

Obviously, Bourdain sees a serious conflict of interest in Deen's behavior.

And it's not the first time Bourdain went for the jugular with Paula -- just last year, he called Deen the "most dangerous person to America" who's "proud of the fact that her food is f**king bad for you."

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bkwardstraveler    

They're both charlatans for their respective fields. Six of one, half dozen of the other.

827 days ago
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S.     

Don't like the food don't got to watch the show or follow the recipe. This is like people suing McDonald's. Bourdain needs to STFU.

827 days ago
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Jack    

He's right, she is a fraud. Good for him, although since he'll probably get emphysema and lung cancer by next Tuesday, he shouldn't probably talk.

827 days ago
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notalawyer    

She should join up Kim Kardashian. Her interview on the National news was very phony.

827 days ago
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Lisa    

And his smoking is so much healthier. Hello pot, this is kettle calling.....

827 days ago
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moveover    

He's right!

827 days ago
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joan    

Paula, shame on you. I never cooked your recipes because I have Type two diabetes; sad for the ones that don't know they have it or were borderline.

That being said, I hope you are taking care of yourself.

827 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Holy cow, y'all. No one in their right mind would eat what Miss Paula cooks every day. You make and eat what Miss Paula does every once in a while, not every day. Her food tastes like heaven!

827 days ago
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Pamela    

I can't stand either one of them but he is right. She's been lying about this, probably for a long time.

827 days ago
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The Dude    

Paula makes comfort food so what, not my thing but to each their own. A self absorbed arrogant d-bag like Bourdain putting anybody on blast is hilarious. The guy is a pseudo intellectual d-bag of epic proportion.

827 days ago
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lisa2    

I have to side with Tony here, he has never endorsed cigarettes and in fact quit.

827 days ago
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HellomylittleChickadee    

Good going, Tony - way to call it like it is! I particularly like how she didn't mention it for 3 years, all while continuing to act like it was business as usual. She's a fraud, a scam artist, and beside that - her food always looks NASTY!!

827 days ago
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kar    

Who cares what you think you ugly freak! It's her life and if people don't like her or what she does then just don'*****ch or buy her cookbooks. What's the difference between her or Mcdonald's, Burger king, Wendy's, KFC ect? None of is good for us and will eventually kill us if we eat to much.

827 days ago
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dha2899    

So what your saying is you can't enjoy good food because your diabetic? Not the case at all....Paula Deen always says her foods are eatin in moderation and shes always said she doesn't sit around everynight eating fried chicken!! Her Restaurant and cooking books/shows all appeal to people looking for recipes in the southern cuisine? Whats the problem with her talent being cooking and also being diabetic? Endorsing a Diabetic medicine she uses and sees results from is a great!! Idea... The more awareness we can get out to people even threw using celebrity faces is awesome!! It would be odd if she did not have diabetes and was the public face for this medicine right?

827 days ago
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Liz    

I was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic when I was 6; and I'm 32 now. Anyone who is diabetic knows it's not sugars, it's CARBS that kills food. Plain and simple. If you don't believe me, look it up. Other than that, I agree with Anthony. How can she hock her cr*p and be diabetic? Next time you're at the store, pick up one of her pre-packaged coffee cakes. You'll be shocked at the carb count.

827 days ago
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