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.