I was insulted by the editorial about Paula Deen (Jan. 20).
If we overeat, it is our own fault. If we smoke, it is our own choice. If we drink too much, it is our own fault.
According to the editorial, Deen is creating obesity in this country by promoting her southern cooking and encouraging people to be overweight. When is it our responsibility to control what we do?
Can we expect lawsuits by lawyers of obese people to descend upon Deen, just as they did on the tobacco companies?
For the media to go after Deen for promoting her favorite recipes is ridiculous. When do we, as individuals, take responsibility for our own choices in life?
Shame on the Sun Journal, and the rest of the news media, for vilifying this remarkable woman.
Mary Jane Newell, Oxford