Paula Deen’s Racist Brownface Twitter Post Fires Social Media Users
What’s up with Paula Deen lately? Two years after her career in the industry crumpled after admitting that she used racial slurs toward African-Americans, the well-known chef has again on the hot seat after posting and deleting a twitter update.
The noted N-word user, Paula, received another withering criticism from the people surrounding the social media as she once again did an insensitive stunt; posting a photo of her as Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo with her son Bobby Deen, in which Bobby is wearing a brown face makeup was posted on her official Twitter account.
The 68-year-old celebrity chef and cooking show host tweet post was taken down shortly after, but although the post will never be seen in her twitter newsfeed, the netizens and the internet itself will never forget what she just did!
According to a statement from spokesman Jaret Keller, Paula immediately had the picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended by it. As Paula Deen’s representatives explained, the post was put up by a social media manager and was actually from 2011 and was taken from a Halloween episode of “Paula’s Best Dishes.” The said person who’s responsible for the post was eventually fired; Keller refused to name the dismissed manager.
The Food Network host was previously linked to accusations of racism during her 2013 lawsuit from a former employee, admitting the usage of N-word multiple times.
Based on Vanity Fair, in 2014, Paula began a tentative apology tour in attempting to rebuild her empire, receiving a multi-million dollar investment between $75 million to $100 million to launch the “Paula Deen Network.” The famed star also opened a restaurant that seats nearly 300 diners in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Meanwhile, in an update reported by US Weekly, the celebrity chef was dropped from numerous endorsement deals and and had a tearful interview on the “Today Show” in which she declared, “I is what I is.”
Paula was also dropped by the “Food Network.”
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