Paula Deen tweet-deletes a photo of her son in brownface



Paula Deen may love Lucy, but social media was all over the southern-fried cook for posting the above photo featuring her son adorned in brownface.

Two years after accusations of racism nearly destroyed her brand, the butter purveyor extraordinaire posted the #TransformationTuesday photo on Twitter, featuring herself as I Love Lucy‘s Lucy, her former producer Gordon Elliott, and her son Bobby Deen, in brownface, as Ricky.

The tweet, which read, “Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin’ to do! #TransformationTuesday @BobbyDeen,” has since been deleted.

This story comes just a couple of days after the extremely popular George Takei apologized for calling United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a “clown in blackface.”

The image actually comes from her 2011 Halloween episode of Paula’s Best Dishes. Probably would’ve served Deen well to have left this one off the menu

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