How about we discuss a little personal responsibility. I would like to openly talk about my thoughts and feelings on Paula Deen. What is incredibly sad here is that she is being crucified for keeping her medical information private. Okay, so YES, Paula has been making high fat, high sugar foods for years & America has been gobbling it up. Here is where personal responsibility comes in folks; Paula owes no one an explanation and certainly no apologies…WHY? Well because no one is forced to cook or bake anything she makes. No one forces you to sit there, watch her show & jot down her recipes.
You can sit there and blame her for what ever you’d like but the truth is you are responsible for what you place in your own mouth. I have been shocked at all the comments left for her in all the stories about her plastered all over the internet. I find it odd that so many diabetics are lashing out at her for continuing to make the foods she does. If you are diabetic then you darn well know you should not be eating that kind of food & if you do, very little of it. I would imagine those who suffer and have been through the diagnosis would be less judgmental. I do not believe that she has to stop cooking & baking the way she does. Maybe she does not eat but a taste of it these days.
I’d like to know why any of you out there think it is your right to know any of her personal medical history? Just because she has diabetes does not mean she has to be all out in the public making tons of noise about it. Not everyone has the desire to bring awareness to it and she should never be berated for keeping it to herself. Yes, she is a big part of Novo Nordisk’s new online program “Diabetes In A New Light“, where she is creating diabetic safe recipes and she does take their medicine. Why does this upset people so? Is it because she is creating diabetic safe recipes for diabetics while still making high sugar/fat foods on TV? What is it any of your business? Just because you cook and bake unhealthy stuff, does not mean you, yourself are eating it. I am sure in these 3 years she has made many changes in her life, none of which she owes you an explanation.
There are many reasons and things that factor in why people get diabetes. Even if she is responsible for where she is right now in her life, does not make her a horrible person, it does not mean she needs to quit her show and from now on only make diabetic safe stuff, NO…it just means that she too has to take personal responsibility and change for herself, not for anyone or anything else. People are incredibly judgmental and it is ridiculose how people are talking about her. Again, why do you think she kept her private medical information to herself? She knew that all of you out there would crucify her. Yeah, saying that she has “hid” her diabetes is crazy too. She has not been hiding it as it is private information. Now please, get off your high horses.