Re: Too bad Paula Deen isn't a Hollywood progressive like Alec Baldwin
posted at 7/1/2013 3:11 PM EDT
In response to yogafriend's comment:
Martha Stewart is a good example.
In response to andiejen's comment:
There are lots of examples of people who have made comebacks. But you have to give it some time. She is not living paycheck to paycheck so she is not going to starve in the meantime.
However, I'd take a thousand Martha Stewarts over one Paula Deen any day. Perhaps you saw Stewart speak on behalf of Deen a few days ago. She didn't necessarily defend Deen, but said she could sympathize; when you are in the public eye, you have to choose your words carefully was all she said, in general.
I never heard of Paula Deen until she came forward to admit she had Type 2 diabetes, the truth of which is that she promoted and influenced people to cook an unhealthy diet that was hazardous and enabled obestity, which of course, enables Type 2 diabetes. She also lied about having diabetes for over 2 years, continuing to promote the diet that put her in ill health.
Why didn't she come forward right away re: her diagnosis? Because she is nothing more than a garden variety greed-oriented business person who did not want to ruin her own empire. Very transparent.
Not only did she wait to come forward, she jumped on the bandwagon to MAKE MONEY off of her Type 2 diabetes by becoming a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk. I know, they offered her the deal, so why should she refuse the chance to make even more $$ in this ironic twist of fate?
So honestly, it looks like her "sponsors" were waiting for an excuse to get rid of her. She handed them an excuse, they grabbed it. There has to be more here than meets the eye. Maybe her days were numbered for other reasons. She's no Julia Child. =)
Thank you for pointing out the Stewart comeback. And her recent statement concerning Deen.
Also thank you very much for pointing out Deen's deliberate hiding of her Type2 diabetes then capitalizing off it with a pharm. company that is one of the companies that in the last several days has cut ties with her.
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in the U.S. The diet Deen promotes would contibute to someone developing this dangerous medical condition. And once she was diagnosed, and surely told by her doctors she needed to make changes in her life, including her diet, she hid her diagnosis for over 2 years as well as did nothing about changing the foods she was promoting.
That is not only hpypocritical...it is downright dangerous to her fan base.
I had heard of Deen before. Did not take me long to dismiss any idea of preparing any of her recipes for my family or friends. I have a fairly good background in nutrition and health. However, one cannot assume her entire fan base has the same.
Even Julia Child...and Deen is no Julia Child...lightened up her cooking towards the end of her career.