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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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  • TC

    @Starsh – Why would I need to go to Africa when there are enough problems in America that stem from racial inequality and injustice?

  • Tiggy

    Those that were offended, are the ones that do the most offending. People get over it and yourselves. Your the ones being disrespectful – if I were her, there would be “no apology.”

  • Tiggy


    Boo effing hoo!!!! Get over it and yourself.

  • haha

    stupid black people saying she should say ops sorry. Shut up!!! I am black and I thought it was cool! Supid black or white people just shut up!

  • Anon

    Dumb move by Hough. But agree with TC, it’s born out of ignorance since she’s only 25 and usually people that age have no concept of history sadly. But dumb just the same. Note to Hough: Educate yourself.

  • Alex


    It’s not the same as with Lara Croft who could be anyone. She wanted to look like a less iconic character and skin color made her look more like it and she decided to go for it. It shouldn’t be demeaning to dress as a black person and decide to paint your face (or not do it). When whites find it offensive to those of darker skins, that is only saying that they do find that color of skin demeaning or “less” and that is pitiful. It is sad this became such an issue but it shows that in many whites and blacks of today, dark is thought of as a flaw. When colors stop mattering, dressing up in one or other color should be regarded with indifference. But let those who do regard it with indifference be free to dress up as whatever they want.

  • Cadi

    I’m a black female and I’m not insulted. Blackface is done to make fun of and insult black people. If someone is dressing as another person, as long as they are trying to be that person and not making fun of them… isn’t it necessary? If you dressed at the witch from wizard of oz… is it racist to green witches to do greenface? Or as mystique from x-man or any other person another color different than you are. I don’t see what the big deal is. She was a fan of the woman she was dressing as. I saw this news article maybe a year and some ago about a child who dressed as martin luther king for dress up as your hero day… his mom dressed him accordingly and made him brown. They sent him home and he got detention I believe… HE SAID MLK WAS HIS HERO AND HE DRESSED AS HIM! Really? Should he be reprimanded for correctly costuming and having a black hero? He was so upset about it and confused. Cause a child can understand that dressing as someone to honor them is different than insults!!! Would you know who it was if he left his face white? People need to let go of the negative of the past. Just like clothes and hair and other accessories, skin color is a part of the costuming. Is it racist when white people dress as wolf man and make themselves brown? Nobody ever gets upset about that. They’re dressed up as brown dog people… that’s racist!!! nope. People should just stop dressing up like other people. If you didn’t have a halloween you wouldn’t have this problem. I’m more insulted by all the whores everywhere on halloween than any white person painted brown for whatever reason. I saw a girls who-ha last year under her costume and I doubt she was over 19.