PCRM tells Paula Deen to go vegan »
This woman looks scary! Take the knife away! And this is from her Food Network bio page!
Laura makes a great point that PCRM is being pea-brained with their new ads. On the other hand, they did something pretty cool this week too. Let’s catch up, shall we?
"Southern" food guru Paula Deen (who is responsible for Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole, among her many other atrocities) announced this week she has diabetes. NO SURPRISE THERE! She’s had the disease since 2008, but now she’s got a nice drug sponsorship, so she’s going public.
In response, PCRM’s head nutritionist sent an open letter to Deen encouraging her to try a vegan diet. I know that that’s not the answer to everyone’s diabetes, but for someone like Deen—I bet it would be like turning her inside out.
Of course it’s not going to happen, but WHAT IF IT DID? It’d be like the Joker joining Batman’s team, or Tim Tebow doing ads for Planned Parenthood, or Newt Gingrich going on food stamps! Is repentance and change that deep ever possible, or would it just seem like a cynical power play? You decide.
I thought it was a good tactic. So thanks, PCRM, for doing something non-insulting, which doesn’t excuse you from dealing with your terrible ads.