Yesterday, we reported that celebrity chef Paula Deen was in trouble with race-baiters once again after she posted a “racist” photo on her twitter.
The image showed Deen and her son Bobby dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from the classic television show I Love Lucy. Liberals were outraged after they realized that Bobby was wearing brown face in the photo, and Deen was hit with accusations of racism as soon as she tweeted it yesterday.
According to Newsday, Deen’s spokesman Jaret Keller released a statement on Wednesday in which he denied that the chef posted the image herself. Instead, he blamed it on an unidentified social media manager, who has since been fired.
“Paula immediately had this picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended,” Keller said in his statement. “As such, Paula Deen Ventures has terminated their relationship with this social media manager.”
This incident undoubtedly brought up painful memories for Deen, who was vilified by the media two years ago after she was accused of using the n-word in a lawsuit filed by a former employee. She was subsequently fired by the Food Network, and also lost lucrative deals with various companies like Walmart. She has been slowly returning to the spotlight this year with her own podcast and radio show.
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