- Paula Deen's show was cancelled because she admitted to making racial slurs; it's a matter of character, not her cooking
- Paula Deen chose not to reveal her diabetes for almost 3 years, until she signed a lucrative deal with a drug maker; it's a matter of character, not her cooking.
- After announcing her diagnosis, she continued to cook in the same manner and declared that "diabetes is not your fault"; it's a matter of character and not her cooking.
- Michael Pollan said it best, "you don't watch an NBA basketball game to learn how to play basketball" it's entertainment; and you don't watch the Food Network to learn how to cook. Paula Deen is a personality, period.
The last thing I will say on this subject is that Paula Deen or any other celebrity, does not affect how I cook, eat or live my life.