Paula Deen Chows on Burger on Vacation

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Paula Deen is on a vacation ... and going to TOWN on a burger!

The Food Network star, who recently revealed she has type 2 diabetes, was photographed eating a burger and fries Monday on a Caribbean cruise ship with her fans.

Deen, 65, is taking heat from critics, such as Anthony Bourdain, who say she has profited from her indulgent cooking and recipes while keeping her condition secret.

This story is not likely to douse that fire.

A Paula Deen Image

While diabetes isn't a sentence to life without burgers, eating a healthy diet is one way to manage it ... which makes Deen's admission all the more baffling to some.

As Deen made her announcement, she also partnered with drug maker Novo Nordisk to launch a new site, Diabetes in a New Light, offering diabetes-friendly recipes.

Then she turns around and inhales a juicy burger. Nice.

Deen says she's cut back on sugary/fatty foods, and that "I want to try to get across moderation," she says. If that's true, shouldn't she ... eh, forget it.

Tell us: Does Paula Deen set a terrible example?

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