Editorial: Paula Deen Takes Another L After Her Son Rocks Brownface In Photo
It looks like Paula Deen has some explaining to do. Again.
The disgraced celebrity chef, 68, has yet another racist controversy cooking after she posted a picture of her son in brownface to Twitter on Tuesday.
In the photo, a smiling Paula and her son Bobby are dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, stars of the legendary sitcom “I Love Lucy.”
“Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin’ to do!” the since-deleted tweet read, along with the hashtag “#TransformationTuesday.”
While the former Food Network star and her son, 45, may have seen nothing wrong with the photo, social media users the Internet over were quick to point out that Bobby had inexplicably felt the need to darken his skin to play the part of Lucy’s Cuban bandleader husband.
— ihatepickingnames (@poornamepicker) July 7, 2015
Is anyone really surprised that Paula Deen and her son learned NOTHING? Brownface. SMDH.
— 🦖 RAWR! 🦕 (@yvalaresistance) July 7, 2015
— Ricky Lifschitz (@RickyLifschitz) July 7, 2015
Although the photo was posted on Tuesday, it appears to be from Paula’s 2011 Halloween special.
The Food Network infamously fired Paula after she admitted to using a racial slur in 2013. Since then the chef’s attempts to rebuild her reputation included the release of a documentary telling her side of the story, available to subscribers to her website.