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Julianne Hough Apologizes for 'Orange is the New Black' Costume

Julianne Hough Apologizes for 'Orange is the New Black' Costume

Julianne Hough took to Twitter to apologize for her Orange is the New Black costume, which she wore at the 2013 Casamigos Halloween Party on Friday (October 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“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,” the 25-year-old actress tweeted.

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# 1

I thought it was fine and understood her selection. But in this world, you cannot be too careful. Even if your intent wasn’t to offend, someone will be offended. It is kind of tiresome. This character she chose was not a stereotype and is not demeaning to blacks.

# 2

Did she just apologize because she dressed as a black woman???? People surely can be closed minded

# 3

she shouldn’t apologize , cool outfit

# 4

People are pathetic she shouldn’t have apologised if people didn’t like the outfit choice then get over themselves. There will always be someone complaining.

# 5

America is so damn sensitive. If the character was ghostly pale, she would have put some white powder on. Then would people have asked her to apologize? No.

# 6

I am a black woman and I dress up as charachters of different ethnicities all of the time. Cat woman, Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, etc. I have never once painted my face to portray that race because it’s just silly. People know who I am anyways. It’s sad how some of you don’t understand why this can be considered upsetting. There is a lot of hurt and hate that resulted from blackface. I have no problem with Julianne but perhaps she should have just worn the costume and done her hair without wearing blackface.

# 7

She shouldn’t apologize. People are stupid.

If a black guy goes to a party dressed like a white tv character and with his face painted in white he is a racist?

# 8

it wasn’t even blackface or something, she was just tanned, see the pictures

# 9

She only apologized to save her image/career… No way she didn’t know people could be offended seeing a white chick wear useless blackface for Halloween. Being a fan of a show doesn’t give you a pass to be disrespectful.

I’m glad she apologized & believe she is totally sincere. If you don’t understand why she felt the need to apologize then please educate yourselves.

she just wanted the PR .. if she was really ‘respecting’ the character, why not the black hair as well.. obviously she knew donning blackface would get attention.. she’s a nobody anyway now that she’s no longer with seacrest

No need for an apology. Perhaps all the black skinned women who dye their hair blonde should have to apology to all white skinned, blonde women. So sick of the poor, pitiful me attitude out there.

@HUBE: White people didn’t suffer from discrimination for centuries you a$$hole! Was that blackface necessary? HELL NO.

@Kirsten: So making a withe character black is ok, but a white girl dressed as a black woman is upsetting… that’s a bit hyocrite.

This is just a girl that enjoys a show and dresses as one character for a party, nothing else.

Not your friend @ 10/26/2013 at 5:04 pm

Thnx Julianne for the apology, I’m a fan of urs and ur brother’s….it’s like me calling white ppl crackers while none of my white friends are around. U can’t paint ur face black without none of ur black friends around cuz they will talk some senses in u! And to the dumb racists who think she shouldn’t apologize, die!

Black people dress like super heroes all the time and don’t paint their face white.(Note most superhero are white) Why do white people feel the need to continue to do it?

@soy:
Why the need to color her face at all? What does the actress’ skin color have to do with the character she is portraying.

@Lys: you are not that intellegent

I can’t tell what’s more shocking : people who think blackface is funny and cool or racists who blame those who have every damn right to be offended.

flew right over your head @ 10/26/2013 at 5:12 pm

@Lys: I think Kirsten meant (and I’m pretty sure she even said it) the blackface was unnecessary and she could have done fine without it, because she doesn’t change her skin for her characters…not hypocritical at all.

oh please @ 10/26/2013 at 5:16 pm

When sorry doesn’t seem the hardest word…

does anyone think she purposely dressed that way to seek attention and get people talking and then apologized to look even better and get even more attention?

@allison: I just see things as they should be: wear the costume you want whatever you want. It’s very sad that a Halloween costume can take so much hate.

Just a loser attacks the speaker and not the speech.

She knew EXACTLY what she was doing. Girl is just desperate to keep her name in the press.

oh please @ 10/26/2013 at 5:19 pm

@nikki: Of course myself. She’s just showing how snob she is. If only everyone would realize…

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