Anthony Bourdain criticizes Paula Deen (again) after diabetes announcement

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Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain
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(CBS) Anthony Bourdain is continuing his war of words with Paula Deen.

The "No Reservations" host, who previously called Deen the "worst, most dangerous person to America," made his most recent comments after the Food Network personality announced Tuesday that she has Type 2 diabetes and had signed a deal to endorse a diabetes drug.

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Paula Deen confirms she has Type 2 diabetes

Hours after Deen broke the news, Bourdain posted this message on Twitter: "Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later."

He sent a second tweet later, responding to an article on TMZ about his tweet. "For the record: Never called anybody a 'diabetic scam artist,'" he wrote. "TMZ's words. Not mine."

On Monday, when Deen's news had yet to be announced but speculation about it was rampant, Bourdain questioned Deen promoting fatty foods while knowing about her diagnosis.

"When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got Type 2 Diabetes... It's in bad taste if nothing else," he told Eater. "How long has she known? I suspect a very long time." (On the "Today" show Tuesday, Deen revealed she was diagnosed three years ago.)

This isn't the first time he has criticized Deen. Back in August, he called her "the most destructive person on the Food Network" and said in an interview: "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 an already obese nation that it's OK to eat food that is killing us. Plus, her food sucks."

Deen responded at the time by saying that Boudain needed to "get a life."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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