Hypocrisy rears its ugly head as southern belle Paula Deen says Michelle Obama loves fried foods and “probably ate more than any other guest I’ve ever had on the show, she kept eating even during commercials.”
I like First Lady Michelle Obama and I find her one of the better first ladies, but I can’t understand why she keeps putting herself out there for criticism over a perceived double-standard with her childhood anti-obesity program. Of all the people for her to associate herself with in the cooking world, Paula Deen just isn’t the person. You know Paula Deen’s recipes and dishes are a recipe for high cholesterol and a heart attack waiting to happen.
“Well, I did a show with Michelle and I just loved being with her,” Deen told Yeas & Nays. “She probably ate more than any other guest I’ve ever had on the show —she kept eating even during commercials.” Deen taught Obama how to fry shrimp during a TV segment in September before the 2008 presidential election.
“You know what their favorite foods are — it’s hot wings, you know, those kinds of foods that are not necessarily top-of-the-list healthy foods, so she’s no different than the rest of us,” Deen said. “We love those kinds of foods, we just know that we can’t eat them everyday.” The culinary superstar also said she supported the first lady’s initiative to get more Americans gardening. “So I love that,” she said. “I was really happy to see her encouraging children, you know, to plant their little gardens.” Source
Really Michelle? Why not go on Martha Stewart or Rachel Ray’s shows? The dishes they whip up are more in line with the “Let’s Move” campaign.