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.

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hatchling1
Apr 11, 2012 6:19 PM CDT
Bo, for someone who admits he "quit" TV some time ago, you sure have a lot to say while defending Paula Deen. Look, she's pushed her high fat, sugar loaded diet on the public for years now, even while she knew she had diet related diabetes. That's irresponsible and dare I say, outrageous. In light of her sought after contract to endorse and expensive diabeties drug treatment... a contract worth millions to her, I note it was in her best financial interest to keep her health problem secret... and to ignore how the diet she promoted contributed to the deadly disease. It's almost as if she hoped to get a lot of people ill... so she could sell the treatment to them.
BoRainier
Apr 11, 2012 11:23 AM CDT
I don't know what's this guy's problem is, other than jealousy of her success, honestly I didn't know him until this feud started, I'm sure he would Love to get a multimillion endorsement, I don't care for her show and the products that she sells, but I don't hate her either.
Literally
Apr 11, 2012 9:59 AM CDT
He comes off as someone who is not really concerned about what she said/did, but rather jealous of the money she makes.