Anthony Bourdain: Paula Deen Is "Greedy"

Celebrity News Apr. 9, 2012 AT 6:56PM
Anthony Bourdain: Paula Deen Is "Greedy" Credit: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic; Serg Alexander/Getty Images

The feud between food stars Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain rages on.

Bourdain, 56, had no reservations speaking out against Paula Deen, 64, on Good Morning America Monday morning.

The Food Network and Travel Channel stars have been engaged in a war of words since Deen went public with her type 2 diabetes diagnoses on Jan. 17 after keeping it a secret three years. Bourdain took issue with Deen for for her lucrative endorsement deal Novo Nordisk, which treats the disease.

"Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later," Anthony previously commented on Twitter.

Deen spoke out against Bourdain's remarks calling them "very, very cruel" in Prevention magazine.

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Bourdain addressed the most recent "cruel" comments made by Deen on GMA saying, "This isn't about diabetes. Diabetes is a terrible illness that is epidemic in this country," Bourdain explained on GMA.

Bourdain admitted "there's a lot to admire about Paula Deen and her life." However, he called her "cynical" for having her brand be "excess without guilt" when she knew "in a very personal way what this could and might very well lead to."

"And then turn around and roll out a five hundred dollar-a-month diabetes treatment -- I find that in excruciatingly bad taste," he added. "It's unconscionable, cynical and greedy. Thirty million dollars a year. How much money do you need?" 

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Season eight of Bourdain's No Reservations premieres Monday night on Travel Channel at 9 p.m. ET.

 

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