Paula Deen

@roberten (3131)
United States
January 19, 2012 6:53pm CST
I just love Paula Deen...and her food is great too. I think the press has been a bit hard on her regarding her illness (type 2 diabetes). Checkout this link: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20561703,00.html No matter what anyone's opinion, Mrs. Deen is ill and deserves to be treated accordingly. Her job does not give others the right to disrespect her; stress is not good for her condition. I think all things Deen have been blown out of proportion for ratings...oh, yeah, she lives in the U.S. What do you think?
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• United States
20 Jan 12
i agree! she has diabetes, so what? i know a lot of people that have diabetes. sad to say, but it's more normal for a lot of people to have diabetes. maybe she'll put together a cookbook with diabetic recipes. i enjoy watching her cook. maybe one day i'll be able to start cooking that way, just with some of the lighter side of ingredients. :)
@roberten (3131)
• United States
20 Jan 12
Right, angelwithkids, so what?! He son has an entire show around healthy cooking that she supports whole-hearted, I would not be surprised if a diabetic cookbook is in the works. Mrs. Deen is a sharing woman and I can see her wanting to share her personal journey with her family and fans. I'd buy her book. I hope she weathers this media storm gracefully and with as little stress as possible.
@LLWolf (119)
• United States
20 Jan 12
Paula Deen is a southern icon in my opinion! I agree that the press and the public have been very disrespectful. I follow her on Facebook and you wouldn't believe the things people were posting on her wall when the announcement came out. The poor woman has enough on her plate the subject should be left alone.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
22 Jan 12
She shared, we should accept and support and then be quiet, letting this lady maintain her dignity. I am sure she is grateful for the positive support of people like you, LLWolf.
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
20 Jan 12
Personally I think the biggest issues are that so many people are going on "What A Diabetic should eat, is based on the standards from the 60s and 70s, instead of looking at the big picture overall. So many people think it is foods that are Bad, and do not think about the other things in those foods that are actually good for someone, and they also need to remember Healthy choices have come a long way so a lot of foods we thought healthy might not always be. If people would quit finding time to be so judgemental of others and worry about themselves especially when it is concerning things that a person should eat, the world would be a much happier place for sure.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
20 Jan 12
Yes, a whole lot of people doing a whole lot of talking out of the sides of their necks. The whole story lies with Mrs. Deen, as it should, since it is not our business. Those doing a lot of the talking do not seem to be very informed. I do agree that this is a new day with new information that is very different from days gone by, changing so rapidly that it is difficult to keep up with it. Healthy choices have come a long way and will continue to do so as time goes on. Mrs. Deen is managing "her" life as she wishes and we should respect her decisions. There is no proof that she has done anyone harm, she is not a criminal and should not be treated as such.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
20 Jan 12
My daughter and I were discussing this earlier. And I made the light-hearted remark....the ones reporting this must be yankees! LOL Okay so she has diabetes, and she didn't want it out there for the public....so what?! Is it really any of our business. I love her, her cooking, her show, her personality, and yes,Bup the fried chicken, chicken fried steak, potatoes, gravy and yes biscuits, with butterrr, real butter! But, she is also an amazing women in what she has accomplished in her life, read her book sometime, about how she got started, and how far she has come, it is amazing! Of course, media.....blows a lot out of proportion!
@roberten (3131)
• United States
20 Jan 12
Ditto, palonghorn, Paula's health is none of our business and we have no right to be judgemental. The media is going a bit over board and invading her privacy. I support Mrs. Deen and wish her well.
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