Published January 18, 2012
Shortly after the announcement that she was teaming up with a drug company to promote a diabetes medication, Bourdain Tweeted a thinly-veiled diss at the Food Network star.
“Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later,” he wrote.
Bourdain has previously called Deen, who revealed her three-year struggle with Diabetes Tuesday, “the most dangerous person to America.”
"She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations, and she's proud of the fact that her food is f--king bad for you," Bourdain said of the Food Network star, who is famous for her butter-heavy recipes.
"I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it is OK to eat food that is killing us," Bourdain wrote. "Plus, her food sucks."
Deen, 64, fired back at Bourdain at the time, saying the “No Reservations” star should “get a life.”
But Bourdain was quick to clarify his latest criticism for Deen.
“For the record: Never called anybody a ‘diabetic scam artist.’,” he wrote, firing back at a TMZ headline. “TMZ’s words. Not mine.”
"Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper also called out Deen's recipes and lifestyle.
""Her food is just entirely too decadent. If you eat like that, it's going to come back and bite you," he told People magazine. "She's going to have to get in the kitchen and find a way to get creative with the foods she loves to eat, make them healthier."