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Actress Julianne Hough wears blackface for ‘Orange is the New Black’ costume

Actress Julianne Hough is apologizing for donning blackface at a Halloween party in Beverley Hills Friday night.

The “Dancing with the Stars” champion dressed as “Orange is the New Black” character Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, played by actress Uzo Aduba.

Hough sported dark makeup on her face, styled her darkened blonde hair like the character and wore a long-sleeved gray shirt underneath an orange jumpsuit. Hough’s friends dressed as other characters from the hit Netflix series.

The “Footloose” actress took to Twitter apologize after she questionable choice of costume drew criticism.

“I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize,” Hough posted.

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4 Comments to “Actress Julianne Hough wears blackface for ‘Orange is the New Black’ costume”

    Curt said:
    October 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Oh come on. If she dressed up as a fat girl/old woman/dude it wouldn't have been an issue. But when you are pretending to be someone else they cannot be black? This isn't some race relations statement it's a Halloween costume. Honestly, if anything, being this sensitive hurts your cause.

    christina said:
    October 26, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Dumb blonde

    ptb said:
    October 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Anyone every heard the adage "no publicity is bad publicity"…..I don't think her career has gone quite the way she planned…country singing career …meh, movie career…..pretty much all flops…..dancing ok but dancing judge??…whatever…….Ok and she "apologized"…it's a costume…and now (just like Miley)….people are talking about her…for good or bad…she's got your attention…..

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