Approximately 10 a.m. CST I logged in to Twitter on my laptop. I rarely check “trending” because I Tweet to connect with my local Okie, business, industry, agricultural and blogging contacts.
I was frowning because a local Tweet voice was at the same time feigning sympathy for a young girl who had wrecked her car while posting a photo of her misfortune.
“If you really felt sorry for her, you’d respect her privacy dude.” I was preaching to my PC screen.
Then I saw it. Someone connected to me had retweeted this message put out by The Daily:
@Paula_Deen, queen of Southern cooking, to reveal she has diabetes
I glanced over to “trending” and saw that “Paula Deen” was number one.
“What?” I did a mental double-take, considering the information. I was still sorting through the news when I clicked on the trending link. And then I wanted to throw up. Here’s a sample of the truly low messages flying through Twitter-space today:
PaulaDeen to announce she has diabetes. She found out with a simple blood test. Dr pricked her finger, butterscotch oozed out.
#ShockingI hope PaulaDeen starts deep frying things in insulin.When she heard she had diabetes, PaulaDeen asked, “Does that come with a side of marshmallow and butter?”
Learn how to lighten up
@Paula_Deen‘s recipes, y’all! Her son @BobbyDeen shows you how: http://ow.ly/8pWmb. #NotMyMamasMeals
2 thoughts on “Paula Deen’s Got “The Sugah Diabeetus,” Y’all”
I think what bothers me most about the story is that after making a name for herself with good old-fashioned Southern cookin’, full of sugar and butter and lard, oh my, she’s now going to be the face of Novartis. Why not be the spokesperson for collard greens? Well, because collard green growers don’t have an advertising budget. I wish her well, but I also wish she weren’t cashing it in.
Debbie, I can see your point. Why represent the band-aid, rather than the cure? Interesting…
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