Julianne Hough Goes Blackface for Halloween: Funny or Foul?

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For Julianne Hough, Orange is the New... Blackface.

The star turned some heads and stirred up some controversy last night when she attended a costume party in Beverly Hills dressed as the character Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black.

Julianne Hough Blackface

She put her hair in the signature style as this inmate, she wore prison garb - oh, and she painted her face a darker shade than usual because the actress behind Crazy Eyes is African-American Uzo Aduba.

As you might expect, the move has drawn a great deal of criticism online, with many aghast over the former Dancing with the Stars pro's use of blackface.

This term applied in the past to theatrical makeup painted on for minstrel shows in which performers created a stereotyped caricature of a black person.

What do you think of Hough's costume? React now:

UPDATE: Hough has apologized for the outfit on Twitter, 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."

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Julianne Hough Biography

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Provo, Utah
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Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough Quotes

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