Even though Halloween hasn’t approached quite just yet, a lot of people went out this weekend in costumes. Actress/dance Julianne Hough was spotted with a couple of her gal friends dressed as the cast of Orange Is The New Black— the only problem what that is Julianne wore blackface.
After the backlash, Hough took to her twitter account to say:
“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.”
I understand Julianne was dressed as a fictional character and is more than likely not racist– but another picture surfaced the web of three actual racists who thought it was “hilarious” to dress up as the deceased teen Trayvon Martin and the murderer George Zimmerman.