The Very Best Tweets From Twitter’s #PaulasBestDishes Hashtag

By Joseph Lamour

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Photo manipulation by Joseph Lamour.

Paula Deen is in deep. Her southern charm is was infectious and her recipes are used to be filled with butter, so what’s not to love? Apparently, not a lot. From Radar Online:

[W]hen asked if she wanted black men to play the role of slaves at a wedding she explained she got the idea from a restaurant her husband and her had dined at saying, “The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie.

“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America…after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War…It was not only black men, it was black women…I would say they were slaves.”

Paula. Seriously. Obviously, this didn’t take too well online (or anywhere), and some hilarity bloomed out of all of this mess. From Salon:

In case you didn’t know, Paula Deen is a racist. In the 1950s 2013, when America is still plagued by Confederate flag-bandying, accidental racists and segregating prom-goers, Twitter user Pope Jeffuhz I and TheRoot.com editor and humorist Tracy Clayton, aka BrokeyMcPoverty, responded by laughing at Deen’s reported racism. They started a hashtag riffing off of Deen’s TV show, “Paula’s Best Dishes”.

https://twitter.com/jeffuhz/status/347388335209201664

Salon has their own list, including the tweet above, but this hashtag is just so doggone funny I had to compile a list of my own, because its always a good thing to highlight a glorious time where the internet rises up again (confederate reference intended.) The tweet’s are under the cut, because — racist irony & slurs. This article, thus, comes with a TRIGGER WARNING. To start us off, here’s my extremely PG entry (in comparison):

https://twitter.com/bootysmoke/statuses/347401878021230593

https://twitter.com/Alex_S_Zuniga/status/347480380561051649

Graphic Designers even got into the mix:

The winner, for me, though? The following:

I’m done. Check out the #PaulasBestDishes hashtag on Twitter for more foolishness.

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  • Mo Mo

    Okay, here’s another: “Filet of soul on ice.” Tee hee hee.

  • Medusa

    This is amazing. The Wade in the Watermelon Sherbet is probably my favorite.

  • Mo Mo

    My “Uncle Tom’s Carbonara” didn’t even get a chuckle. Nor did “Pineapple Uppity-side Down Cake.” Oh well.

  • aboynamedart

    I’d just like to add Jay Smooth’s “Lettuce From A Birmingham Jail” to the list.

  • Lisa Newlin

    I shouldn’t be laughing as hard as I am at these, but so many of these are pure brilliance! I love the “Back of the Bus Biscuits” and “Nigs in a Blanket.”

    I’m crying I’m laughing so hard. I love that there are so many clever people on Facebook!

    Here’s some of the other N-words she should learn…maybe it will help with her public image?

    http://lisanewlin.com/2013/06/other-n-words-paula-deen-should-learn/