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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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76.

SANDRA W MUNCH    

she should also come out that she aint southern as she is from maryland

987 days ago
77.

chaz75    

He's right . She's full of it, it all help's her bank account.

987 days ago
78.

Alberta's Bread    

Anthony drinks too much...Don't Judge!

987 days ago
79.

tinagrow    

You should already know Paula Deen's recipes are not for everyday eating.
A whole stick of butter! Even our Grandparents don't cook like that everyday anymore.

987 days ago
80.

sleepynb    

It IS duplicitous that she's hawking diabetes medication while selling the food that can give you diabetes. But can't we make up our own minds? I made one of her recipes once. We couldn't eat it; it was too rich. We vowed to never waste expensive ingredients on a Paula Deen recipe again. Aren't other people capable of this kind of discernment? Why must this become a news battle?

987 days ago
81.

shagrath    

i like tony, luv his show, i know what hes talking about, but this is coming from a guy who luvs to drink and smoke
so, i dont really think he has a leg to stand on when it comes to healthy choices or alternatives

987 days ago
82.

jimihndrks    

Anthony Bourdain is an ass.

987 days ago
83.

Heywoodjablomé    

Yeah, like the way he drinks and smokes is the picture of healthy living. Get a life Bourdain, u schmuck!

987 days ago
84.

Home Skillet    

For sure, Bourdain's a doosh, BUT he's absolutely right this time. Paula Deen is an overrated hack whose food is terrible for you.

987 days ago
85.

Josh    

Dude has got a point.

987 days ago
86.

HLK    

really? mr hater/bourdain are you just mad because phillip morris hasn't asked you to sponsor the cigarettes you chain smoke after every bad meal you eat in third world countries that you go to on your show seriously dude quit patting yourself on the back lmao

987 days ago
87.

soulofanangel    

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PAULA DEEN just pulled a "KARDASHIAN"...screwing with the viewers, consumers and public and milking them for all their money for false purposes. Inking a drug deal when she knew all along she would USE her illness to add to her MILLIONS.
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B O Y C O T T everything and anything PAULA DEEN.
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Time to show PAULA DEEN, The Vulture, you can't keep eating on the carcass of the American Public.
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Y'all hear us now, PAULA DEEN?
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TONY BOURDAINM you evidently "calls'em like you sees'em"....Nice Work!
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987 days ago
88.

Crystal    

Celebrities have no business endorsing medications. Physicians should prescribe medications based on their expertise and patient symptoms. Patients should not be influenced by celebrity endorsements to request a certain type of medication. This goes way too far.

987 days ago
89.

2012dawning    

Paula Deen
2012dawningcom
Anthony Bourdain
2012dawningcom

987 days ago
90.

Hey Now    

Nobody puts a gun to your head and makes you watch Paula Deen or cook her type of food. Bourdain needs to shut his pie-hole (or whatever he calls it since he clearly is against pie.

987 days ago
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