Bourdain, like so many elite, effete North East liberals think that any one who lives south of the Mason-Dixon is unwashed, ill-educated, and insensitive to any one but their huntin’ dog.
Miss Deen, because she is from the south is in the minds of liberal snobs no doubt a Christain (the enemy), red neck (ill educated), and can’t speak so she can be accepted in upper east side Manhattan circles. Therefore, she is the enemy and must be destroyed.
When Tony was hard on drugs, I am sure he said countless things (20 years ago) that he would not be proud of today. Miss Deen admitted her “sins” of 30 years ago. Will Bourdain ever admit his?
And lest he forget, he is from New Jersey and not Manhattan. That alone makes him suspect IMHO (having seen the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives of NJ)
I was once on a transatlantic flight in first class next to Bourdain. He didn’t say a word to anyone, and never thanked the attendants at all. He just slept and refused to eat anything given to him. One of my more unpleasant flights.