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Derek Hough Talks About Sister Julianne’s Blackface Halloween Costume

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Julianne Hough had good intentions when she dressed up as Crazy Eyes from Orange Is the New Black, but I guess she thought blackface was the new norm because she wore it as part of her costume. It’s created some controversy, even here on Evil Beet. Her brother, Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars superstar, is honest (mostly?) about her Halloween blunder. He spoke with E! News, via Daily News and said,

She is just beyond beside herself. She’s so apologetic. She’s so so sorry. Obviously, it wasn’t her brightest moment in her life, but hopefully we can move on.

Really, Derek? It was “obvious”? Then why the hell didn’t you let her know? Because here you are hanging out with her and her friends:

Weird that you were totally okay with the costume then. At least it seems like you’re totally okay with it, since you’ve no problem going out and being photographed with her.

Ms. Hough has since apologized on twitter to mixed responses.

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Julianne Hough Apologizes For Her Halloween Costume

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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?

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Julianne Hough Did Blackface For Halloween

Ohh man. Julianne Hough did blackface as part of her Halloween costume when she dressed up as “Crazy Eyes” (Uzo Aduba) from Orange Is the New Black. The costume idea is a good one — it’s creative — but the execution (the makeup) is just so bad and for so many different reasons.

The thing is, Julianne Hough looks nothing like actress Uzo Aduba (below) to begin with, so making her face dark doesn’t help the costume at all. I don’t know why she thought it was a necessary choice.

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