Skip to comments.Julianne Hough Dons Blackface for 'Orange Is the New Black' Halloween Costume
Posted on 10/27/2013 6:33:13 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro added an unfortunate touch to her getup as character Crazy Eyes.
Not a good look, Julianne Hough.
The former 'Dancing with the Stars' pro donned blackface on Friday night as part of her Halloween costume.
The 25-year-old actress was portraying "Orange is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes, played on the hit Netflix series by Uzo Aduba. Hough hit the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party with a group of friends dressed as the cast of the show.
For the occasion, Hough appears to have darkened the skin on her face and neck, as well as tied up her hair in the characters' signature knotty coiffure. Hough also sported a prison ID with the title "Crazy Eyes."
After uproar began on the internet over her costume choice, Hough apologized.
"I am a huge fan of the show 'Orange is the New Black,' actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created," Hough tweeted. "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."
I never pay attention to anyone who says "This is the new that!"
Such as: "Age 60 is the NEW 50!"
No, age 60 is age 60.
Just too much sunless tanning cream.
The PC crowd (liberal, by definition), wish to culturally outlaw actions and thoughts, and thus divide the population into opposing camps.
Stalin would be proud.
But dis be OK, yo.
I’ve never seen the show, but apparently that is the title.
You obviously don't understand...
What are you? One of them "conservative" types?...
A tea partier or something?
You don’t want to see the show, trust me.
I tried watching one episode but it was too explicit for me and I’’m no prude. I just find sex acts, both heterosexual and homosexual, to be something I am not comfortable watching.
No black is the new tephlon, get it right! Just ask any demorat including the messiah
What about weathermen who say “It’s 85 degrees outside today but it feels like 90!!!”
Color me orange.
It clashes with every thing.
Except a door hinge.
This is not even blackface.
And she might be a Hollyweird infected blonde, but she is still vastly more intelligent than that idiot.
He is further proof that Zero is out to DESTROY this country.
The constantly offended are constantly offended.
Do boehner and Crist know about this? We know John Kerry is all over it.
I know, I thought she was doing orangeface!
This is blackface and this portrayal was not intended at the time to be demeaning.
Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer" (1927)
Do they say this? "95 degrees outside, but it's wonderful! Because 95 is the new 72."
The "new" is an attempt at re-defining reality.
For fashion, "orange" can be the "new black" - but it's still orange, and black is the color black. Again, re-defining reality (or attempting to).