Alright, enough is seriously enough, people. Seeing Paula Deen eating a cheeseburger and being asked to take a survey on whether or not she should be takes this entire Paula Deen debacle so far and without blaming any website or media company for conducting this survey, I ask you this.
Would any media company conduct this type of survey if we were not interested?
If we realized there were better things to think about?
If we realized how damaging judgement calls on others’ dietary choices can be?
Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes and I continue to wish her the best in managing this illness. However, how-freaking-ever, what blame should Paula Deen face for our nation’s eating habits? She is a chef, people. A chef. The end. A chef, with type 2 diabetes, that indulged in a cheeseburger on a cruise ship.
The reasons for her illness, her management of her illness, should be our concern only to the extent that we want her to be well. We do not choose her recipes blindly. We are under no false impression that her recipes are health driven. We make our all of our choices knowingly. And, if any of us are unfortunately diagnosed with this or any other illness, it is on us ultimately to make the right choices for our health, one choice at a time. And, sometimes, maybe it also helps just enjoying ourselves a little, but I’m no expert.
So, let us stop attacking Paula Deen. And, let’s move on to what’s really important. Like, for example, that Heidi Klum and Seal are no longer together.