We're glad Paula Deen noticed that people aren't too happy about her decision to unveil her diabetes diagnosis ONLY after she was paid to do so, but whether or not she ever admits to being driven by greed, that's another story.
The Food Network star, who is the new spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk's diabetes drugs, is reportedly baffled by the lack of public support for her oh so brave decision to reveal her illness. Forget the public though, what really grinds her gears is that none of her famous food friends have supported her either.
Why no love for Paula? One top food publicist said this:
"The amount of chefs that would have come forward with public statements of support and sympathy would have been overwhelming if it wasn't for the fact that Paula hid her diagnosis for three years. To only tell the truth when you have locked in a paid spokesperson deal for a non-insulin medication is just too toxic for anyone to want to be involved with."
Yeah, exactly. Quite frankly, we're baffled as to why Paula (or any of her PR people) would expect others to get behind a decision to hide her diabetes while continuing to encourage her viewers to eat the same food that led to her health problem in the first place!
Here is the best quote that describes the situation. While PR agencies representing some of the biggest culinary stars today are remaining silent, one has said:
"So here's the deal, none of our chefs want to go on the record saying anything about her. However, I heard someone say it would be news if she didn't get diabetes. So I guess friend, butter is bad for you. Who knew?"
LOLz! Wow! It sounds like Paula's not getting any support for her questionable business strategy any time soon.
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