Fans and persons who know anything about Chef and T.V. personality Anthony Bourdain knows that this man speaks whatever he feels. His vocabulary is far from timid and he is made several comments pertaining to Paula Deen….well Dora Charles (the real reason behind her success) cooking style numerous of times prior to her “nigga” and “sambo” statements, so the world and I were pretty surprised how he duct taped his mouth shut during this scandal.
Speaking to an Orlando Sentinel reporter, Bourdain had a solemn response when asked for his reaction.
“It’s gives me no pleasure at all,” Bourdain told the paper. “It ain’t pretty, either the charges or the reaction. I may have been an adversary or a critic of Miss Deen. It gives me no pleasure to see her torn apart by the people who were kissing her ass a week before.”
I find pity for her in this comment, unlike the one he gave in a 2011 TV Guide interview when he called her , “the worst, most dangerous person to America,” who “revels in her unholy connections with evil corporations” and is “proud of the fact that her food is fucking bad for you!”
When Deen stated that she had Type 2 diabetes on the Today’s show, as well as a deal with diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk; Bourdain tweeted, “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later.” OUCH!!!
In the wake of her admission this summer that she had used racial slurs, Deen was dropped by a dozen companies, including the Food Network and her publisher. She and her brother are being sued by a former restaurant employee who alleged that the work environment was rife with discrimination and sexual harassment. The judge in the case has since thrown out the racial discrimination claims.
Ginger’s Thoughts – And the judge throw this case out….Wow. I’m not even angry because Paula is doing a hell of a job throwing her career out as well!