Southern cooking personality Paula Deen has been both praised and criticized for her high fat, high-calorie, butter-drenched cooking style. Now it looks as if preparing comfort food 24/7 has caught up to Deen, as she's reported to announce that she can't enjoy her own recipes anymore because she has developed diabetes. She's expected to have received a multimillion dollar deal from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for endorsing their diabetes medication.
Deen herself is in a bit of a catch-22--she can't exactly keep promoting her rich and fatty recipes if she herself has gotten diabetes as a result of living an unhealthy lifestyle, yet high-cal is exactly why she's so popular and famous, so I don't know how successful she'll be if she pulls a 180 and starts pushing healthy recipes onto the masses.
Is Paula Deen a hypocrite for promoting fatty, unhealthy foods while at the same time receiving a huge endorsement deal for a medication designed to treat her diabetes, or is she just serving up what America wants: full-flavored, deep fried comfort food?