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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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61.

tellmeaboutit     

I don't know who this guy is, but Deen is a fat ole Southern barge who's been peddling crap for years. Just to look at her is to see how unhealthy her fat/sugar laden receipes are. And now she's going to peddle a diabetes drug?? Yep, the height of hyposcrisy. People apparently loved to be scammed.

975 days ago
62.

kat    

Paula is from the south and cooks traditional Southern Recipes. This Anthony Bourdain guy is trying to get fame off of Paula Deen. He's complaining about Paula using butter but all French chef's and most French use lots of butter. He's a nut case!

975 days ago
63.

give me a freakin break    

@URSILLY- You call her a hypocrite, YET SHE NEVER STATED HER FOOD WAS HEALTHY. If you can't INTELLIGENTLY answer my question, you are just a judgmental, weak-minded fool. Just like the rest of the commenters, you blame someone else for your own obesity and diabetes. When in fact, YOU, YES YOU! ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU EAT.

975 days ago
64.

give me a freakin break    

ANTHONY BOURDAIN IS THE "DAVID CROSS" OF CELEBRITY CHEFS. That's not a compliment.

975 days ago
65.

antiquemomma    

Quite frankly it's a shame that this stuff happens. I have watched both shows and laughed at one and was amazed at the other. Both entertaining; however when it comes to eating, I stayed away from Ms. Deen's fare. No need to lose it!

975 days ago
66.

melanie    

Hmmm...Julia Child ALWAYS used butter! Bordain must despise her too

975 days ago
67.

melanie    

Anthony Bordain is the typical liberal preaching to Americans..telling us what to eat, what to feed our kids...not to use salt! Like Michele Obama, nobody will like him after this. I just read Deen's FB page has thousands of more likes today since she was attacked while minding her own business. My grandmother only ate butter her whole life and lived into her 80s (w/out diabetes or being overweight btw). Same for my mother-in-law and she's 83 today. And Margerine is the killer, not butter. It's not like people eat butter by the pound...Bordain sounds deranged with an anger problem

975 days ago
68.

biteybb    

I think everyone needs to get off Paula Deen's back! I have type 2 diabetes, but know what I should and shouldn't eat! Anybody old enough to make Paula's recipes should be smart enough to know you can't eat like that all the time without penalties. Nobody is f'ing perfect, especially not any of you that have nothing better to do than bad mouth other people! When you become perfect, you might want to check your pulse because it won't be there at this point! Anthony Bourdain needs to take care of himself that's enough of a choir by itself.

975 days ago
69.

coolmom555    

Bourdain has no right to criticise anyone for their life choices. His drinking, smoking, and past drug use are practically legendary. He should back off!

975 days ago
70.

cesanstein    

MAYBE PAULA CAN'T EAT THE GOOD FOOD THAT SHE COOKS, BUT I CAN.
KEEP GIVING US THOSE WONDERFUL RECIPES WITH BACON AND BUTTER.
LOVE YA, PAULA DEEN.

975 days ago
71.

Charlotte    

ANTHONY WHO???????????

975 days ago
72.

Sashatree    

Go Anthony! Calling a spade,a spade!!

975 days ago
73.

janet    

So what. She's not hocking any FDA Approved medicine.

The Food network used to be different. Now it's a joke. Wow you can win 10k to a 100k to waste food.


The next great baker, still not in Hoboken. He is so obnoxious.

975 days ago
74.

Baller    

Thank you Anthony. Looks like someone's been exposed yaooooo.

975 days ago
75.

Fredrick j frenger jr.    

She's been going around biting people.

975 days ago
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