Paula Deen Just Deleted A Controversial Photo From Twitter

Photo: Courtesy of Twitter.
It would appear Paula Deen hasn't learned anything from her scandalous fall from Food Network stardom two years ago. Even after a complete rebranding, the former queen of butter posted an inappropriate, racially insensitive photo to Twitter this morning, Yahoo Celebrity reports.

The image shows Deen dressed up as Lucy from I Love Lucy and her son Bobby Deen in brownface as Ricky. Even worse is the fact that the photo is from a 2011 episode of her old Food Network show, Paula's Best Dishes. So Bobby Deen was actually featured on TV in brownface. The Tweet read, "Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin' to do! #Transformation Tuesday @BobbyDeen." In fact, it's Paula Deen and her son Bobby that have some serious explaining to do.

As of now the Tweet in question has been deleted, but not before many, many screenshots were taken. So far it's unclear what the effect of this photo will be on Deen's previously reinvigorated career.

UPDATE: Paula Deen's PR contact, Jaret Keller, responded in an email to our request for a comment with the following statement: "Paula Deen’s social media manager posted a picture this morning of Paula and Bobby Deen dressed in costume as Lucy and Ricky, from I Love Lucy. This photograph is from a Halloween episode of Paula’s Best Dishes that aired in 2011. 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."

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