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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I'm still trying to figure out why african americans can paint their faces white and dress up as white serial killers and nobody gives a crap, yet the moment a white person paints their face black, all kinds of racism and "profiling" allegations come out.

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@ angel

You're kidding right?

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@ truth speaks ..... You can shine the silver and go make me a mofo sammich you colored . Don't forget to get to the back of the bus and don't look at any white folk in the eye . Voodoo queen

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@ Abe

Eat a dick Fake Abe. Cowardice bastard. Just stop short of calling me a nigger because you don't have the balls.

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@ Abe

Don't be unkind...you know I speak the truth. What are you getting so angry for?

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This just goes to show you can take the girl outta the country, but you can't take the country outta the girl! From here on out I'm gonna call her Lil nigger white girl, only because she clearly overstepped her bounds with regards to the struggles and hardships of black people trying to make thier way in Hollywood only to be mocked and portrayed by the very folks that tried in vain to keep out....Caucasians. So that's my stance on Lil Ms. Houghy Hough. She's my Lil nigger white girl from now on. And anyone who has a problem with it, can go straight to hell....right after they kiss my ass."

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@ Truth Speaks,

FYI-you were correct- it does bring out the worst.

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@ Truth Speaks,

I have a problem with it and your stance doesn't surprise me one bit.

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@ Truth & Lies

How am I a Voo Doo queen?

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@ Truth+Speaks,+

How should I know. As the one who said it.

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@ Truth & Lies

I'm sorry you have a problem with it. I have a huge problem with people dressing up like a black person costume or not, but they don't want the name that often follows? It's not right to me. Or fair.

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@ Truth Speaks,

I'm certain it won't be today but there will come a day when the Truth cannot be lashed out at or slung to the side. There is a problem and the reason it stays a problem is because of sensitivity. Again Realism cannot produce Racism. To say most Meth heads are white is reality. To say most of the prison population is black- again reality. Society cannot OWN the positive without OWNING the negative. This political correctness cannot work with REAL PEOPLE, they display rebellion. Until society can call it what it is then expect no change and expect more division. The Laws or diversity doesn't change the views of others- hypocrisy does. :)

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@ Truth & Lies

She rubbed me the wrong way....what can I say. Story caught me on another bad day. Sincerely Sleepless in the queen city.

Julianne Hough Biography

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