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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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31.

Kyle    

Bourdain never called Deen a "diabetic scam artist". Those are TMZ's words. But nice misleading headline from TMZ. The National Enquirer would be proud of that one.

1010 days ago
32.

lisa    

He is one to be talking. Most restaurant food is unhealthy. He cooks that type of food and so does she. I doubt either one of their dishes are healthier than the other.

1010 days ago
33.

The Love Sponge    

The Lady's Brunch Burger; Beef patty topped with fried egg,two bacon strips between two glazed doughnuts. After that meal I went to yoga class.

1010 days ago
34.

give me a freakin break    

So, according to many of the comments, you guys can't count your own calories and it's Paula's fault that you eat the way you do. MAKES PERFECT SENSE, BUT NOT REALLY.

And remember, Anthony Bourdain has a history of verbally attacking accomplished chefs.

1010 days ago
35.

Woodie    

Mr Bourdain, can the same be said about you and your Lipitor plugs? Shame on you Toni. You snarky, yellow livered, Lipitor popping, emphysemic old drunk. Look in the mirror Mr Bourdain before accusing others. By the way, your show sucks.

1010 days ago
36.

notafanofeither    

He has no room to talk. The food he eats on his show isn't healthy at all, and he is a chain smoker......

1010 days ago
37.

MissJ    

he should not talk, all he does is drink alcohol on his show....maybe we should blame him for all the alcoholics in america. he needs to sthu

1010 days ago
38.

Bruno    

This guy would eat fried dog balls if it would get him tv time. He needs to learn to STFU.

1010 days ago
39.

Alice    

I don't think she ever said to eat her way-she just made the recipes available if you'd want to eat that way and eating that way will not most likely kill you if you do it sparingly.

1010 days ago
40.

give me a freakin break    

@URSilly- Point out my ignorance specifically. Are you saying that Paula Deen chooses the way you eat???? Can you not answer the question?

1010 days ago
41.

ManiacalZebra    

No one has the right to dictate to others what they should or shouldn't eat. Most people don't eat the high-sugar, high-fat foods at every meal. They just eat them once in a while. You know, moderation.

1010 days ago
42.

Blah    

So what's worse? Getting diabetes from too much of the wrong kind of food or getting lung cancer from smoking? Bourdain's an a$$ and Paula? Well she's just stupid.

1010 days ago
43.

static    

Bourdain is such a condescending douche, Maybe he should get a job with the FDA.

1010 days ago
44.

liquid kitty    

I call bs on maniac zebra...the US is FAT which says that they are not eating on occasion, but as the norm.

1010 days ago
45.

liquid kitty    

Yeah Anthony!!! Like selling crack that butter.

1010 days ago
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