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.
Jay Z is speaking out after petitioners urged him to end his clothing deal with Barneys New York, citing the reported racial profiling of two customers in one of the retail stores in New York City.
On his website Life +Times Saturday, the hip hop mogul said his collaboration with the retail store is rooted in charity and that he was waiting for all the facts to come in before making a decision.
“This collaboration lives in a place of giving and is about the Foundation,” Jay-Z said. “I am not making a dime from this collection; I do not stand to make millions, as falsely reported. I need to make that fact crystal clear.”
Nina Davuluri (New York) is an Indian-American who just won Miss America. This is a landmark moment and something she should definitely be proud of– deserving this honor.
Well some of the people of “the land of the free” disagreed and went on a Twitter rant making racist remarks against her Indian heritage. Davuluri’s parents were born in India and she was born in America, which makes her an American citizen.
Maybe America is so use to these blonde Barbie looking girls who win, and thats not all what America is– so its nice to see a minority win. Back off of her people and let her stand proudly.