Bourdain Again Rips Paula Deen as 'Cynical, Greedy'

Says of $30M drug endorsement, 'how much money do you need?'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 6:01 AM CDT
Anthony Bourdain at a luncheon at Laut Restaurant in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.   (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Singapore Tourism Board)

(Newser) – It's just another boring Wednesday, so it's the Anthony Bourdain-Paula Deen feud to the rescue! Bourdain is again reaming Deen, this time calling her "greedy" and "cynical" for pushing fattening food while keeping her type 2 diabetes a secret for three years, reports the New York Daily News. What Bourdain finds especially distressing is Deen's endorsement deal for the diabetes drug Victoza. “I find that in excruciatingly bad taste,” he added. “It’s unconscionable, cynical, and greedy. Thirty million dollars a year. How much money do you need?”

The Bourdain-Deen war-of-words started last August, and only got hotter after Deen's diabetes became public knowledge in January and she started endorsing the diabetes drug. Just last week Deen said that Bourdain's tirades against her had been "very, very cruel," but Bourdain appears unrepentant. (Read more Anthony Bourdain stories.)

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