Deen and her son posed as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo from the old school hit television show, “I Love Lucy.” Her fans were OK with the picture, but the rest of the Twitterverse wasn’t pleased one bit.
“Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin’ to do!” the picture said in the caption of the picture. Soon after the controversy erupted, the picture was removed from all of Deen’s social media platforms.
Deen’s PR team jumped on the matter almost immediately, issuing a statement to try to make things right.
In the statement, Deen’s spokeswoman apologized “to all who were offended.” She also said that it was her social media manager who made the terrible choice to put the picture in the public space.
The image was taken as part of the “Paula’s Best Dishes” show that aired during Halloween back in 2011.
“As such, Paula Deen Ventures has terminated their relationship with this Social Media Manager,” the statement said.
This move comes just two years after Deen was removed from the air after admitting in court that she’d used the n-word in the past.
“Oh, boy…Paula Deen DOES NOT get it,” someone tweeted on social media. That wasn’t all people said about her on Facebook and Twitter.
This controversy isn’t long after comedian Steve Harvey invited Deen to appear at his summer camp for boys as part of his efforts to help her recover from her tattered image. Harvey hasn’t said much about this one, but he might want to sit her down and explain the issue of race to her a little bit better.