Oh the scandal!!
!!! Ms. Deep Fried Butter herself is diabetic!!!
I’ve left a few comments.
I’ve read the ones where they are holding her accountable for the obesity in America.
Whatever. Come on now, be honest with me.
Other than Dave Ramsey, have you ever seen a skinny chef?
No, I think we can safely say that Paula Deen is not the reason Americans are overweight and unhealthy as a whole.
Of course her high fat, high carb, deep friend everything recipes aren’t helping the situation either. But she isn’t holding a gun over our heads and demanding that we swallow lard by the bucketful either.
I have never made a Paula Deen recipes.
I’ve never made a Rachael Raye or Emeril or any other famous chef’s recipe.
Well, there are a bunch of Pioneer Woman recipes I’d like to try…
Anyway, what I’m saying here, is that I think Paula Deen knows the price of fame.
She knows that by being a popular chef, touting fattening recipes, she is going to be called out.
Perhaps this is why she’s kept her diabetes a secret for so long.
Either that or someone decided to pay her for having diabetes.
That magic pill she is touting…well I’ll save that for another day.
The bottom line is that Paula Deen is responsible for only one person–herself. I don’t think she owes anyone an apology, except maybe herself and her family.
She makes the choice to fatten up the food. She makes the choice to eat it. She makes the choice to let medication modify her diabetes instead of living a healthier lifestyle.
I put that out there, but honestly, I don’t know what she serves her family for dinner.
I’d like to know though.
I’d like for her to embrace the fact that she has diabetes and work it into her menu.
Then I’d really like to see her show ME, another diabetic (hey!! I’ve had diabetes for 3 years too!), how to enjoy good food that doesn’t have weird stuff in it like tofu, eggplant, etc. (If you like tofu and eggplant, no worries. I’ll still be your friend!)
I’d like her to show ME how to make yummy recipes so I can teach my children, at risk for diabetes themselves, how to live a healthier lifestyle.
That’s what I’d really like to see.
Because then? Just like it is now, it’s up to ME. My choice.
Just like Ms. Deen.