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Julianne Hough Wears Blackface For ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Halloween Costume, Draws Criticism For Racism [PHOTOS]
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Julianne Hough wore blackface for her Halloween costume as Crazy Eyes from “Orange Is The New Black.”
Hough, 25, painted her face brown and dyed her hair brown, putting it up in the character’s buns. She attended the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Hollywood on Friday with friends also dressed as characters from “Orange Is The New Black” – though it appears that the only one who wore blackface was Hough.
Julianne’s brother, Derek Hough, posted a photo of the group on Instagram, captioning it, “Orange is the new Black !! Genius costumes . Love how much they commit and have fun with a show they love . #womanunit”
The news is just breaking, but Hough is already drawing harsh criticism for her racist costume.
Crushable writes, “Apparently Julianne Hough is the New Black, everyone! That’s right – blonde-haired, blue-eyed, perfect Mormon Julianne Hough donned blackface to a Halloween party last night. This was an actual, thought-out, conscious decision by a consenting adult in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen.
“What the-? How in the-? Are you SERIOUS, Julianne Hough? I love Orange is the New Black as much as anyone with a Netflix subscription but for the love of all things P.C., why in the world did you think this was an acceptable Halloween choice?”
The Huffington Post writes, “No one in the group, however, seems to have given Hough a heads up about her offensive getup. Maybe stick to Sexy Nurse next time, eh, Hough?”
Many pop culture watchers took to Twitter to address Hough’s blackface:
— Zachary Sire (@ZacharySire) October 26, 2013
It's Blackface and it's tired, you bigot RT @OITNBNews: @juliannehough looked adorable as @UzoAduba's Crazy Eyes! http://t.co/fqbsoHkmvF — Black Canseco (@BlackCanseco) October 26, 2013
— Black Canseco (@BlackCanseco) October 26, 2013
The hair & ID BADGE should've been enough. @juliannehough YOU HAD AN ID BADGE TO INDICATE WHO YOU WERE. You didn't need offensive blackface. — Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) October 26, 2013
it's still blackface even if you use bronzer. its still blackface even if you use MAC or Dior instead of charred cork. @juliannehough
— Brokey McPoverty (@brokeymcpoverty) October 26, 2013
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Oct 26, 2013 12:50 PM EDT