Paula Deen Under Fire for Photo of Son Wearing Brown Makeup
Paula Deen‘s name is involved in another scandal.
Deen was hit with a firestorm of angry tweets on Tuesday after an old photo of her and her son Bobby, dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz made its way to Twitter. The photo shows Bobby donning brownface makeup.
Deen has since deleted the Tweet.
“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.”
“Paula immediately had this picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended,” the statement continues. “As such, Paula Deen Ventures has terminated their relationship with this Social Media Manager.