Anthony Bourdain takes another jab at Paula Deen
Anthony Bourdain isn't done criticizing Paula Deen for her diabetes and career choices. Find out how he's fanning the flames now.
Remember when you were younger and that boy (or girl!) in your class wouldn't stop picking on you? Your parents probably told you that he or she had a crush on you. So, maybe that explains why No Reservations star Anthony Bourdain won't stop picking on southern chef Paula Deen.
Well, probably not — the Food Network star took another aim at his Georgia-based nemesis during an appearance at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Florida for cashing in on her diabetes diagnosis. The whole tirade started when New York City-based chef Eddie Huang made a comment to Bourdain.
"Aren't you a hypocrite — smoking on your show and making fun of this nice old lady with diabetes?" Huang said. This set him off.
"You're right. I did smoke cigarettes for a lot of years on my show. But I wasn't selling any [expletive] cigarettes… And when I found a spot on my f*****g lung, I didn't wait three years so I could get a deal selling the patch."
The questioned stemmed from Bourdain's criticism of Deen when she came forward with her diabetes diagnosis in January.
"Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later," he tweeted after she made the announcement on NBC's Today Show. It's not like Deen cares, though — she said she plans to continue eating the same sort of foods she's always loved, just in smaller portions.
"I think a few people who have access to a TV camera and ink kind of wanted to hate on me for coming down with something," she told the Associated Press last week. "But I so don't worry about it."
One good thing is coming out of Deen's diabetes, though — she's getting in shape and losing the excess pounds.
"We don't own a scale in our house," she told People. "Every six months I go for a physical and find out. Now it's time to see the doctor. She'll be so happy if I've lost weight."
"I've dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!"