Fight, Fight! Paula Deen Tells Anthony Bourdain To ‘Get a Life’
I am a huge Anthony Bourdain Fan! WATCH OUT Paula Deen ~Erin
Every once in a while, a celebrity feud comes along that makes past celebrity feuds pale in comparison. The Paula Deen-Anthony Bourdain food fight (har har) is one instance of a famous-on-famous smackdown that is so nasty and unexpected and awesome, it will most certainly be a starred footnote within the enemies’ respective Wikipedia pages until the end of time. Or something.
Bourdain, acerbic host of The Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” launched the first grenade at the delightful Deen, who is perhaps the best-liked chef on TV. Sniped Bourdain to TV Guide: “(She 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 f—ing bad for you. 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.”
Fired up, Bourdain also criticized Food Network personalities Rachael Ray (“Does she even cook anymore?), Sandra Lee (“I hate her works on this planet”) and Guy Fieri (“I look at Guy and I just think, ‘Jesus, I’m glad that’s not me.'”)
Deen’s not going down without a fight. The mayonnaise-loving, down-home cooking Georgia peach responded with an angry statement to Page Six, telling the column: “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 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.”