Paula Deen spokesman apologizes for ‘brownface’ picture

The TV chef, who has dealt with accusations of racism in the past, fired her social media manager over the flub.

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Just as the general public thought TV chef Paula Deen, who lost her Food Network show in 2013 amid allegations she used racial slurs, had gone away for good, she is in trouble again for a racially-charged tweet.

In 2011, during a Halloween episode of her show “Paula’s Best Dishes,” she dressed as Lucy from “I Love Lucy,” and her son, Bobby, dressed as Desi Arnaz. Bobby darkened his face, presumably to look Cuban.

Four years later, Deen’s account tweeted (and posted to Facebook) the following:

The post was eventually deleted, but not before internet outrage and jibes set in.

If you’re using the film “White Chicks” to justify Paula Deen and her brownface photo, you have hit ROCK BOTTOM.

— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) July 7, 2015

Let’s be fair and remember that Paula Deen is equally prejudiced against the arteries of all people, regardless of color.

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