Do cooking and the “N” word go hand in hand? Is there something about flour and butter that just conjures up antebellum nostalgia? You’d think so given the Paula Deen dust-up and now, Fox’s MasterChef contestant Krissi Biasiello, who has immersed herself in controversy with a few racially charged tweets.
What both celebs and wannabe celebs haven’t quite wrapped their heads around is that your Twitter timeline never goes away. So when Biasiello asked in 2012, “[W]hy do the [Philadelphia] 76ers keep coming up in my who to follow,” then added, “i HATE basketball. NBA = N!ggers Bouncing Around,” , it stuck with her. See for yourself:
In another similarly racially charged tweet, Biasiello wrote: “Better make sure you’re on top when sleeping with a black guy … Otherwise it’s probably r@pe.”
Basiello is a contestant on MasterChef who probably never anticipated that her tweets would be the source of public scrutiny. But the same thing that makes Twitter often times vile is the same thing that makes it so revealing. People tweet with anonymity, giving them the freedom to say the most vile things without ever being forced to face the consequences. That’s all fine if you never become a part of a national television show, but once you become a public persona, people can harvest your timeline and discover what you initially thought would remain private.
Basiello has deleted her Twitter account.