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Every few months, Anthony Bourdain makes national news. Not because of somewhere he traveled or something he wrote… but because of something he said about a celebrity chef.
According to Bourdain, Sandra Lee is evil, Rachael Ray is a mediocre bobblehead, and Guy Fieri drives a yellow Hummer because he’s insecure about the size of his penis. And now, according to this week’s interview with TV Guide, Paula Deen is “the worst, most dangerous person to America.”
“She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations, and she’s proud of the fact that her food is fucking bad for you,” Bourdain said. “I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it is OK to eat food that is killing us. Plus, her food sucks.”
To her credit, Paula Deen didn’t just roll over and play dead. Earlier this morning, she gave the following response to Page Six:
Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life. You don’t have to like my food, or Rachael’s, Sandra’s and Guy’s. But it’s another thing to attack our character. I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It’s not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks. I have no idea what Anthony has done to contribute besides being irritable. You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine.
In this case, I think they’re both right. Paula Deen’s made a living eating fried butter and giant slabs of meat pressed between doughnut rolls, and she’s endorsing more products than Billy Mays. And Bourdain, by his own admission, IS an irritable bastard.
So what gives?
When it comes to fame, if you’re not being talked about – you’re nobody. Bourdain is a brilliant man who’s well aware of that. His subconscious has evolved some sort of Pavlovian sixth sense that prevents his starlight from fading by letting him know exactly when to make waves by calling another celebrity “chef” out on their bullshit. And it works like a charm.
I’ve been making fun of Guy Fieri’s dick, Rachael Ray’s mediocrity, and Paula Deen’s corporate whoring here on FNH since 2008. But when the comments come from someone famous… from one of their peers… it’s a whole different ballgame. I’m just happy Bourdain is drinking the FNH kool-aid, because at the end of the day, can there ever really be enough people cracking jokes about Guy Fieri’s penis?
I think not.
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