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Paula Deen Fires Social Media Manager After Controversial Brownface Photo

Paula Deen Fires Social Media Manager After Controversial Brownface Photo

Originally posted 07/07/2015 06:15PM

Hours after a controversial photo appeared on Paula Deen's Twitter account, the TV chef has fired her social media manager and apologized to her fans.

In the photo, Deen and her son Bobby were dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Bobby, 45, was wearing skin-darkening makeup.

After a vitriolic Twitter backlash, the photo was deleted.

"Paula Deen's Social Media Manager posted a picture this morning of Paula and Bobby Deen dressed in costume as Lucy and Ricky, from I Love Lucy," her reps said in a statement to PEOPLE. "This photograph is from a Halloween episode of Paula’s Best Dishes that aired in 2011."

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

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

Originally posted 07/07/2015 03:10PM

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.

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Paula Deen Is Selling Her Savannah Mansion for $12.5 Million (PHOTOS) | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Is Selling Her Savannah Mansion for $12.5 Million (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 05/11/2015 04:35PM

She's shaking things up, y’all!

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Paula Deen Has a New Outlook on Weight Loss | Dr. Oz, Paula Deen

Paula Deen Has a New Outlook on Weight Loss

Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:30PM

Plus, how the celeb chef de-stresses

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The Subject of Paula Deen's New Cookbook May Surprise You | Paula Deen

The Subject of Paula Deen's New Cookbook May Surprise You

Originally posted 03/02/2015 01:35PM

The celeb chef's new title will focus on low-fat recipes

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Paula Deen Is Back with a New Daily Cooking Show | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Is Back with a New Daily Cooking Show

Originally posted 02/25/2015 02:30PM

Have you been missing your daily butter fix?

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Paula Deen: Challenges Are What Build Character

Paula Deen: Challenges Are What Build Character

Originally posted 02/14/2015 03:30PM

Paula Deen has faced hard challenges in recent years, but the celebrity chef says she's trying to learn from her experiences.

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Paula Deen Wants Your Help Naming Her New Goldendoodle Pup | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Wants Your Help Naming Her New Goldendoodle Pup

Originally posted 01/28/2015 02:05PM

Paula Deen's heart has gone to the dogs – again.

So much so that she's added a new Goldendoodle pup to join current Deen family dog Gus.

"I just love my Goldendoodle Gus so much, I had to have another one!" Deen, 68, enthused on her Facebook page where she shared heart-melting pictures of her latest sweet addition. "He just joined our family so I need y'all's help to name him!"

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Paula Deen: 'My Words Hurt People ... I Disappointed Myself'

Paula Deen: 'My Words Hurt People ... I Disappointed Myself'

Originally posted 09/23/2014 11:00AM

One year after the star chef's meltdown, she returns to Today to reflect on the scandal that changed her life

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Get the First Look at Paula Deen's New Cooking Network

Get the First Look at Paula Deen's New Cooking Network

Originally posted 07/22/2014 12:00PM

Watch an exclusive clip of Paula in the kitchen

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