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).
yes... i do not call this donning a black face... looks like the skin of a Jersey girl...
The onus is always on you to not say or do something that offends me.
But of course we're conservatives, so neither of our opinions matter.
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J F’n K (who served in VN) is trying to replace Liz (Just call me Squaw) Warren as the ‘faux (American) Indian to enable him to run for the 2016 pResidential race (oops there is THAT word again).
Strange part of the country -
MA gives us the Kennedys, A fake American Indian Princess, A mostly phony Vietnam Vet, while
CT gives us a fake Marine
VT an established liar,
ALL to grace the Halls of the US Senate and properly backed by the Relitists....
A POX ON ALL THEIR HOUSES AND SENATE
But, she is hot. So here is a picture, we have rules:
Orange became the new black for the original Willy Wonka movie years ago when the pygamies were replaced with orange faced dwarfs.
And why use Orange? Here is an old, old add from the 1920s or 30s. Guaranteed to make a lib, and others foam at the mouth.
The things you can find on the interet!
I was thinking of getting a tan last summer, but I knew it would be deeply offensive to the racially handicapped among us. Oh I’m sorry, I meant “racially disabled”.
Well,she wasn’t a Redskin!
I was thinkin Blue maybe. Ya know like in Ava-Tard. ;)
Same here, after 10 minutes I hit stop. Never watched it again. I’m waiting for new season of House of Cards.
She didn’t learn from Ted Danson’s blackface. Not that she was alive then but one would think all of Hollyweird would know the story.
"Blackface" was actual black, with white then added for contrast.
I never thought the PC police would come around to attacking a white person for dressing up black. One of the serious books I enjoyed as a child was "black like me" where a white guy had pigment injections to look black, and went around the country to see what racism was about.
I guess you couldn't do that today.....
Note in this picture the exaggerated lips and the blackness of the make-up:
I don’t think it is really fair to say it wasn’t “meant to be demeaning”. Yes, it was not meant to make fun of blacks, but the supposedly “accurate” portrayal of blacks was in itself a demeaning characterization. It’s like we see what people of that era really thought of jazz singers — they weren’t trying to demean them, but their impression was demeaning.
But of course, the important point is that what this woman did was not “blackface”, it was “trying to look like a character in a show”, a character who happened to be dark-skinned.
Lots of things offend different people. It must be cool to be in one of the groups for which offense is dealt with. I haven’t seen anybody apologizing for offending people who associate with the tea party.
FOX 44 NEWS Vermont shows black aschool kids putting on white face for Hallowe`en video but they just laugh about it-
but no video on their website- only broadcast
1am Oct 31 2013
I have never met a white person who was offended by black people putting on white face, haven you?