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Paula Deen Tweets Out Photo of Son in 'Brownface,' Draws Fire

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Paula Deen angered most of the Internet on Tuesday by Tweeting out an old photo of her and her son Bobby, dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Her son, notably, was in brownface makeup. The photo was hashtagged #TransformationTuesday.

Deen has since deleted the Tweet, and she has not responded on Twitter to the torrent of comments that have sprung up in its wake.

She does, however, hope y’all have heard the great news that she has a new cookbook available for pre-order.

Related: What Was Chef Bobby Deen’s Biggest Cooking Disaster?

Deen faced a career-damaging scandal last year when a 2013 deposition surfaced in which the “Queen of Butter” admitted to using the N-word “a very long time ago.”

“It’s what builds character,” she said of the scandal in February. “That’s what makes you into the person that you are.”