Leave it to Black Twitter to be creative and clever in the face of blatant racism. After news broke that Paula Dean admitted to using the “N-word” and planning a slave-themed wedding, Twitter users created and took hold of the hashtag #PaulasBestDishes to post mashups of famous meals mixed with racism-related terms.

Here is a sampling of tweets using the hashtag:

“Massa-roni and Cheese #PaulasBestDishes”

“Klan Chowder #PaulasBestDishes”

“Lynchables #PaulasBestDishes”

“Emmett Tilapia #PaulasBestDishes”

“Lettuce from a Birmingham jail #PaulasBestDishes”

“Nat Turnover #PaulasBestDishes”

“Coming forth to carry me home fries #PaulasBestDishes”

“You Hear White Folk Talkin You Better Hushpuppies #PaulasBestDishes”

The posts drew plenty of laughs from people of all races on Twitter, but some wondered why people opted out of hitting the celebrity chef where it hurts the most: her pockets.

Humor is one thing (and it certainly was damaging to her brand) but a call to The Food Network and/or visit to their website has more of a significant and lasting impact, people argued.

I think there’s room for both: humor that spreads awareness about Paula’s offensive acts and helps assuage the outrage many of her former African-American fans felt as well as a movement to contact the Food Network and advertisers on her show to demand that they break ties.  What are your thoughts, Clutchettes?

UPDATE: Food Network has released the following statement: “Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

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