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Paula Deen is pure, unadulterated evil. She is literally in the business of causing a disease and then shilling for the lifelong treatment goldmine that results.
Over the last few days, rumors had abounded that she had contracted Type II Diabetes... that's the kind you get from shoving her cooking into your facehole for years on end. She has apparently had the disease for several years, now, but has been keeping it quiet. Now that she's "out", she has accepted a position as a paid spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharma company that manufactures a drug treatment for the disease.
What's really unsettling here is Deen's role as an apparatus for an industry that sees more money in perfecting the expensive (for the patients) management of a disease instead of working harder to find a cure or to promote prevention, in which there is no viable financial market. Diabetes, a widespread, little-understood, but completely manageable disease, is a potentially evergreen market.
Her plan is to continue causing diabetes and then take money from Novo Nordisk in order to promote treatment for the disease she is causing. There isn't enough foam for my mouth. This is absolutely disgusting. She's basically playing both ends in order to enrich herself, to the detriment of anyone dumb enough to enjoy her recipes.
She didn't wait to announce the news because, as she put it, she "had nothing to give to my fellow friends out there." She could have given them new recipes, advice for living a healthier lifestyle, and some warnings about the causes of type 2 diabetes. Instead, she waited until she could corner the market on the (very likely) next phase of her constituents' lifestyle: a $500 per month Victoza prescription.