Julianne Hough just made a very poor Halloween decision.
The actress dressed up in blackface for a soiree in Beverly Hills this weekend when she showed up as the character Crazy Eyes from the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
The offensive and degrading history of blackface went right over Julianne’s head when she chose to wear this costume. She was attending the party with a group of friends who all went as characters from the hit show.
Julianne has since responded to the controversy, releasing the following apologetic statement on Twitter:
“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.”