“Her behavior was egregious”
–Nancy Snyderman, MD on Today
“Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later.”
–Anthony Bourdain on Twitter
“Lets not burn Paula on the stake for advertising food the way we know it as a nation.”
These are just some of the comments that followed the announcement that celebrity chef Paula Deen was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago. The southern comfort food celebrity chef just made this information public this week in an interview with Al Roker on the Today show.
One of the more controversial elements of the announcement was that Deen is now a paid spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company that makes medications for patients with diabetes. Novo Nordisk and Deen have set up a website: Diabetes in a New Light™ to educate people about the disease.
Here’s what Today’s Professionals, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, ad executive Donny Deutsch, and lawyer and commentator Star Jones had to say about it:
Here are several conflicting questions this whole episode brings up :
I would love to know what you think. What side to you come down on?