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The good news, we guess is that Paula Deen is reportedly well aware that people aren't too happy about her decision to unveil her diabetes diagnosis only after she was paid to.

Whether or not Pula admits to greed in concealing the condition while shilling for her high-fat, high-sugar recipes and now Novo Nordisk diabetes drugs is another story.

In any case, Deen is reportedly baffled by the lack of public support for her illness. But besides the public backlash, what really surprises her is the reaction of her peers.

Besides Anthony Bourdain.

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One top food publicist said this: "The amount of chefs that would have come forward with public statements of support and sympathy would have been overwhelming if it wasn't for the fact that Paula hid her diagnosis for three years."

"To only tell the truth when you have locked in a paid spokesperson deal for a non-insulin medication is just too toxic for anyone to want to be involved with."

Truly, it's hard to believe Paula would expect others to get behind a decision to hide her diabetes while continuing to encourage Food Network viewers to eat her cooking.

The cooking that likely led to her health woes in the first place ... call us crazy.

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen is, quite predictably, being called a hypocrite both for hiding her diabetes while promoting unhealthy foods and for turning around and partnering with a pharmaceutical drug company that provides relief for diabetics.

Deen, a popular Food Network host, confirmed Tuesday that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, three years ago.

In the same breath, she announced a partnership with drug maker Novo Nordisk.

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Fellow celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is perhaps her best known and most vocal critic, but diabetics across the United States are up in arms at Deen's disclosure.

“It is hypocritical [for Paula] to have continued to very publicly promote entirely unhealthy food choices so vital to the management of diabetes,” one told Fox411.

“We of course don't know the terms of her contract with the company, but it seems either stupid or hypocritical of them to be endorsing her lifestyle," says another.

Deen gave no comment when it was requested, but a source close to the network tells Fox411 that they found out about Deen's condition only a week ago.

Some of Deen’s fans expressed outrage that the 65-year-old chef had found what they believe is a way to capitalize on a diagnosis she kept secret for so long.

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Safe to say Anthony Bourdain is unmoved by Paula Deen's diabetes diagnosis.

Bourdain, who once called the butter-loving chef the butter-loving chef the most dangerous person in America, mocked her on Twitter for poisoning the public with her unhealthy food, then turning around and trying to profit off of it.

In a hilarious, obvious Twitter attack on Deen, Bourdain wrote, "Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later."

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Bourdain is upset that the high-fat, high-sugar recipe queen announced she has diabetes and subsequently became a paid spokeswoman for a diabetes medication.

There are reports that Deen knew for years about her diabetic condition and can't even eat her own dishes, but continued to hock her recipes on the Food Network.

All while negotiating a deal to endorse a diabetes-fighting drug. Obviously, Bourdain sees a serious conflict of interest in Deen's behavior and isn't mincing words.

Given that he calls her "dangerous" and "proud of the fact that her food is f**king bad for you," it's no surprise he's calling her out, and we don't expect it'll stop.

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Paula Deen made her mark on the culinary world with recipes that don't skimp on cheese, cream, sugar and butter. In massive quantities, many times.

In confirming a report that Paul Deen has Type 2 Diabetes, the Food Network star says it won't stop her from living - and eating - the way she wants.

"I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life," the 64-year-old Deen said Tuesday.

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Announcing her launch of Diabetes in a New Light™, geared toward finding "simple ways" to manage challenges of the disease, she said the following:

"I'm excited to team up with Novo Nordisk on this initiative to show that managing diabetes does not have to stop you from enjoying things you love."

Deen takes Victoza - a once-daily, non-insulin injection - and continues to "make lifestyle adjustments, including lightened-up versions of her favorite recipes."

The National Enquirer first reported Deen's diabetes way back in April 2010, but she never confirmed or denied that health diagnosis until now.

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The Food Network's Paula Deen is about to come clean with an ironic, sad admission: She can’t eat her own dishes anymore because she has diabetes.

The Georgia-born chef, considered the queen of high-calorie, Southern comfort food who has five best-selling cookbooks, has never addressed this.

In fact, she has been trying to keep her condition a secret, even after the National Enquirer reported in April 2011 that she has Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes has often been associated with fatty foods and obesity.

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Neither Paula Deen, 64, nor her reps have confirmed this report.

If Paula's brand is hurt by this revelation, she's covering her bases.

Sources say Deen has hammered out a seven-figure deal to be the spokeswoman pharmaceutical company Novartis, endorsing the drug she is taking.

Makes sense. But repositioning herself may prove a tough task.

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In what may have been a slight exaggeration, Anthony Bourdain referred to celebrity chef Paula Deen this was as the worst, most dangerous person in America.

What does Deen have to say about the No Reservations host in response?

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“Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life," she told The New York Post. "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 by 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.”

Deen added that Bourdain has contributed nothing to society, aside from "being irritable."

Fighting words, folks! Choose a side in this feud:

 

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As any viewer of the Travel Channel knows, Anthony Bourdain is not one to hold back an opinion. Typically, it's related to food.

But the No Reservations host expounded on his views in a recent interview with TV Guide Magazine, saying of celebrity chef Paula Deen:

"The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen. She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she's proud of the fact that her food is f--king bad for you... plus, her food sucks."

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Deen was not the only well-known personality to feel Bourdain's wrath ("Does [Rachael Ray] even cook anymore? I don't know why she bothers. To her credit, she never said she was good at it."), but it's safe to say she got the worst of it.

What do you think? Is Deen the worst person in America?

 

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Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, celebrity chef Paula Deen was struck the face with a ham someone threw in her direction at a charity event.

Deen was helping unload a truck load of hams at Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless to make a Thanksgiving donation on behalf of Smithfield Foods.

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This was all good until someone playfully threw a ham at a storage bucket and missed ... hitting the Food Network star on the head and nose.

HAMMING IT UP: Paula Deen was tagged by one.

Deen was "startled at first, but quickly regained focus and kept her humor," says her rep of what was the most flagrant abuse of meat since ... well, this video.

Adds Deen's rep, "She's totally okay and now is icing her face."

Follow the link check out the video of Paula's ham attack.

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