Julianne Hough Dresses As Crazy Eyes For Halloween, Probably Didn’t Think This One Through (Participation)

Julianne Hough Dresses As Crazy Eyes For Halloween, Probably Didn’t Think This One Through (UPDATE)

Posted: 10/26/2013 10:25 am EDT  |  Updated: 10/27/2013 12:33 pm EDT

We’re used to seeing celebrities cross the line of appropriateness on Halloween but it’s usually nothing more than an overly skimpy costume. In Julianne Hough’s case, good sense was thrown out the window when she decided to go as “Orange Is the New Black” character Crazy Eyes.

Hough, 25, donned blackface for her costume yesterday, which she completed with an orange jumpsuit and Crazy Eyes’ signature bantu knots. The actress attended the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Hollywood with friends, who appear to have all gone as the cast of the hit Netflix series. No one in the group, however, seems to have given Hough a heads up about her offensive getup.



UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Hough tweeted an apology, writing:

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.


4 thoughts on “Julianne Hough Dresses As Crazy Eyes For Halloween, Probably Didn’t Think This One Through (Participation)

  1. The attempt for these pictures were quite inappropriate and racist. The reason why is because Julianne Hough thought it would be funny to darken her skin with jumpsuits and have a cop recruit her. The costume is understandable because it is halloween and you can dress up however you please. But she was not aware how it would hurt colored folks and disrespect them. She basically showed a stereotype of colored people always getting taken to jail with jumpsuits on. It really got my attention because I understood on what she was trying to show and prove. But some stereotypes can have a dramatic response towards other colored people.

  2. my problem is that there are so many other options and she has so much more resources to access other costumes that it just seems sort of lazy of her to dress like that. Im also over the “i didnt mean to offend anyone” excuse, when in the history of america has blackface not been offensive. Its been offensive every single time and she expects us to believe that she lives in some sort of island where shes never heard of blackface being offensive. Even if she didnt mean it offensive it doesnt change the fact that she did something offensive. I think a real apology would say, ” hey im sorry at this point of my life i have never taken the time to understand other peoples history in america or never gave two thoughts about how my actions would affect others” or in otherwords “sorry for being so inconsiderate”. Thats a real apology and its sad that we cant even expect that nowadays because the acceptable answer is always oh i didnt mean to. If u hit someone with a car, i didnt mean to isnt an excuse, if you bully someone and they commit suicide i didnt mean to wouldnt bring back the person, so we shouldnt allow people who “unintentionally” offend large groups of people get away with not taking responsibility for their actions.

  3. She obviously doesn’t pay attention to recent news, like the ghetto themed yoga lesson, the Australian themed birthday party and many more. Who would ever think its ok to purposely make their skin darker with makeup to look African American? I understand that “Crazy Eyes” from the TV show is an Africa American character in a show about jail inmates, but her costume seemed to be encouraging the stereotype that the majority of people that go to jail are black. Each time someone does something like this, they always say “I didn’t mean to offend or hurt anyone”. Obviously weren’t purposely trying to offend anyone, but people really need to think a lot harder about their costume choices in the future.

  4. I disagree with this article i don’t think she should have had to apologize for her Halloween costume. She was just doing what every one else was, which was dressing up as something she liked. her costume should not have offended people because she “blackface” her face. i also don’t think that she was stereotyping that more black people are in prison than white i honestly just think she wanted to portray her character as best she could and in doing that people misread the situation extremely. I like that she did apologize because she did notice that people were hurt from her costume yet i still don’t think she was in the wrong. .

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