Anthony Bourdain points out this is like breaking people's legs then selling them crutches. Except, I would add, crutches actually serve a useful purpose.
Now anyone reading this blog is most likely aware that adult onset diabetes is NOT caused by eating natural fats (although probably exacerbated by industrial seed oils). You know that, I know that, anyone with two brain cells to rub together that has looked into the issue knows that.
However, according Mikaela Conley, writing this ABC "news" article, Paula has Type II diabetes from eating too much butter:
Despite knowing her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis for years, Paula Deen, the all-smiles cooking host of the Food Network's "Paula's Best Dishes," continued touting her buttery, artery-clogging Southern down-home cuisine.*sigh*
Deen, 64, confirmed today on NBC's Today Show that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago and she is now launching a new campaign, "Diabetes in a New Light." The campaign is in partnership with diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk.
Kim Jong Il summed it up best in Team America, "Why is everyone so fucking stupid?"
As if that wasn't bad enough, the article goes on to imply that Anthony Bourdain finds her cooking unhealthy because of the fat.
Anthony Bourdain, a New York-based chef and host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations," has long been critical of Deen's cuisine, having told TV Guide that the chef is the "worst, most dangerous person in America" because of her high-fat cooking. In the wake of her diabetes announcement, Bourdain had even more criticism to sling.I'm pretty sure Anthony Bourdain doesn't think animal parts cooked in animal fats is unhealthy because I've seen tons of his shows (including his most of A Cook's Tour) and never heard him whine about his arteries when eating rattlesnake fried in lard. And the guy is whip-thin despite all the "unhealthy" food he eats.
"When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got Type 2 Diabetes... It's in bad taste if nothing else," he told Eater.
The ABC article about Paula Deen's diabetes doesn't mention sugar one single time. OK, it uses the word sugar twice in the form of blood-sugar. But never is the word sugar--as a food that is actually ingested--mentioned in an article about diabetes. Artery clogging fat is mentioned plenty of times.
Let me get this straight, SFAs are ingested by hapless pre-diabetics, where they somehow manage to jack up blood glucose AND clog arteries at the same time? And the solution to this is to inject daily a drug that INCREASES insulin secretion?!?!? Are these people fucking insane? This is seriously Orwellian "thinking"--not-thinking to be more accurate. Let's force a worn-out pancreas to work even harder, and when it breaks down completely we will just inject insulin, we will bathe in insulin, we will pave the streets with insulin and dead pancreases. Because if we have to give up the sugar and wheat and processed foods and industrial seed oils the terrorists win.