Paula Deen’s Brownface Pic is a Recipe for Twitter Outrage

Paula Deen Brownface

Remember Paula Deen?

Paula Deen
Photo Credit: Paula Deen / Facebook

No?

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You know, the Food Network star who was sued for discrimination…

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And later admitted to using the N-Word…

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And later released this apology:

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Guess you’ve got to forgive and forget, right?

Well, she recently tweeted this photo:

Paula Deen Brownface
Photo Credit: @paula_deen / Twitter

Yes, that’s Paula Deen dressed as Lucille Ball. And that’s her son, Bobby, dressed as Ricky Ricardo.

In brownface.

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Photo Credit: @paula_deen / Twitter

The caption read: “Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin’ to do! #TransformationTuesday”

After people caught wind of the photo, Deen had a lot of explaining to do:

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How did Deen respond? By deleting her tweet. Nice try:

While waiting for a response, some cracked jokes:

And others took on those who defended her:

Meanwhile, it’s business as usual on Paula Deen’s Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Paula_Deen/status/618494966583529472

A new cookbook?

Yep, that’s what she tweeted after deleting the brownface photo.

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UPDATE: Deen has fired her social media manager for the tweet. A rep for Deen told E! News that the photo, originally taken in 2011, was posted by Deen’s social media manager: “Paula immediately had this picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended. As such, Paula Deen Ventures has terminated their relationship with this Social Media Manager.”