Newswire: Paula Deen refries her racism scandal with heaping helping of brownface

Earlier today, Vitameatabutteredmeatamin pitchwoman Paula Deen posted a photo of herself dressed as Lucille Ball for Twitter’s “#TransformationTuesday,” a tweet heralding her metamorphosis into an entirely new stage of racist. The photo, taken from a 2011 episode of the Food Network show Deen no longer has for things exactly like this, found Deen alongside her son Bobby, who is dressed as Desi Arnaz. It was a tableau that has proved unsettling beyond its Oedipal/Motherboy implications.

There are many ways Deen could have cosplayed as Desi Arnaz, of course. Donning a guayabera, perhaps. Putting on a pompadour wig. Holding a conga drum. Also leaving this Lucille Ball behind and retiring to a horse breeding farm to live out his life in relative seclusion. All are valid options. Instead, utilizing his mother’s favorite serving technique, the younger Deen’s impersonation is based entirely in slathering as much brown stuff …

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