(The Root) — Today wasn’t the best of days for Southern-cuisine connoisseur and butter enthusiast Paula Deen. Radar Online reported that she has “admitted to using the n-word and telling insensitive racial jokes” during a videotaped deposition. According to the website, she also admitted to wanting black waiters to dress and act as slaves at a wedding party.
The deposition occurred thanks to a 2012 lawsuit from a former employee accusing Deen of verbal abuse and racism. Paula’s brother, Bubba Hiers, is also named in the lawsuit and is accused of sexual harassment, infliction of distress and assault.
As if that werent enough, when word hit Twitter, users commenced to dragging Deen with sharp wit and satire almost instantaneously. The national trending topic #PaulasBestDishes, started by Twitter user @jeffuhz, lambasted Deen while providing endless laughs. Check out some of the best below.
— Chuckleberry Finn (@MyNameIsTawanda) June 19, 2013
Stop and Fricassee #PaulasBestDishes
— Desus (@desusnice) June 19, 2013
— Broey Deschanel (@DdotRock) June 19, 2013
Tar Baby Back Ribs #PaulasBestDishes
— Gene Demby (G.D.) (@GeeDee215) June 19, 2013
Plessy Vs Ferguson Flambée #PaulasBestDishes
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) June 19, 2013