Julianne Hough dressed up as the character “Crazy Eyes” from the hit show Orange Is the New Black. Cool! The problem is that the actress who plays Crazy Eyes is black, and Ms. Hough isn’t, and she thought it would be appropriate to don blackface (above). Not cool! I think it’s a great to idea to get a group together and go as the OItNB characters, but come on, painting your face for a darker skin color is never a good idea. It’s just not. Especially if you’re a public figure.
Hough apologized for the backlash via twitter:
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.
She’s getting comments back like, “Girl, bye” and “It’s okay, it was Halloween!”
What do you think?