What not many people are aware of is that the photo is actually from 2011 from a Halloween episode of Paula's Best Dishes on the Food Network.
There is a whole Facebook album with pictures from the filming of the episode in March 2011 on Paula Deen's Facebook page. The images include the one tweeted out today as well as a few I posted below.
The Facebook album has nobody claiming racism in 2011, the show airing didn't cause anybody to complain, and Eater did a story on the pictures in 2011 with no mentions of racism or anyone being offended.
With the racism scandal that brought Paula Deen's career down, you think they would be more careful of what is put out to the public. Have times changed that much from 2011 until now where there wasn't outrage before? Or has the racism scandal put everything Paula Deen does in the spotlight?
With Bobby Deen becoming more and more involved with shows on the Food Network, this is probably something the Food Network does not want to deal with right now.