You most likely know who Paula Deen is, and if you do chances are you can’t help but love her. Sure, you may not agree with her less than nutritious meal creations, but tell me you’ve never seen something she’s cooked and craved it. Well, that’s exactly what Anthony Bourdain of Travel Channel’s No Reservations is saying, and that’s just the beginning!
Speaking to TV Guide, Bourdain calls Deen the “worst, most dangerous person to America.” He rants on to say, “She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you… If I were on at seven at night and loved by millions of people at every age, I would think twice before telling any already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us. Plus, her food sucks.” Bourdain later tweeted that Deen is “hardly the worst person in America, just the most destructive influence on (Food Network).”
Deen responded to these harsh comments, telling the New York Post, “”Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life…You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine,” she said. “My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills…It wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling to feed my family, too.” She also made comments to Fox and Friends saying, saying she was “shocked” about his attack on her, “considering I have never met Anthony… I was really shocked that such harsh words could be used,” she adds. “I don’t know if it was a publicity thing or if someone had just peed in his bowl of cereal that morning and he was mad.”
Good for you for sticking up for yourself, Paula! I’m very sure that it’s not your place to tell people that they need to eat in moderation and that you wouldn’t suggest cooking like you do on your show at every meal. Does Anthony Bourdain look into the camera each time he pours a glass of wine and remind the folks at home about the dangers of drinking and alcoholism? Congratulations Anthony! You quit chain smoking – are you going to preach about that too?
Bourdain also took aim at Deen’s fellow Food Network colleagues Guy Fieri (“I’m glad that not’s me.”), Rachel Ray (“Does she even cook anymore?”) and Sandra Lee (“I hate her works on this planet.”).
Bourdain’s response? “Next time I’m asked (for the millionth time) who the worst cooks on Food Network are, I’ll just shut up,” he tweeted. “Who cares?”
I guess it all goes back to that golden rule – If you have nothing nice to tweet, don’t tweet anything! But then – how would we know who Anthony Bordain was?