Julianne Hough: Slammed as "Moron," Undeserving Celebrity by Martha Plimpton

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Martha Plimpton makes us crack up on Raising Hope.

But the veteran actress saw nothing to laugh about this weekend after photos of Julianne Hough in blackface went viral.

The Dancing with the Stars professional was merely dressed as a character from Orange is the New Black, but that didn't matter to Plimpton.

"It's not hard," Plimpton Tweeted. "White people: Do not wear blackface. Life will still be okay if you don't ever, ever, ever wear blackface. OKAY? GREAT."

Following some online backlash ("Five hours later, it's crazy racist trolls all over my timeline. Ugh."), the occasional The Good Wife guest star elaborated on her opinion:

"I don't respond to every stupid thing every idiot does. Just the stuff I think matters. Blackface matters."

Plimpton then weighed in on the nature of fame and got pretty personal with Hough.

"Can we use this moment additionally to also recognize that elevating morons to celebrity status does not help the world in any way? Ever?" she wrote. "Not every pretty person with two legs needs to be famous. People who DO things, okay. It just makes nonsense like this inevitable."

Ouch. Easy there, Martha.

The actress did finally relent, acknowledging Hough's apology for the outfit and concluding:

"I do feel bad for calling @juliannehough a moron. That was mean. Ugh. I'm sorry. Glad she acknowledged her mistake. I should, too."

What do YOU think of Hough donning blackface for Halloween?

 

 

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Good for Martha Plimpton for speaking simple truth. She shouldn't have apologized for calling a moron a moron either, but I guess it was a graceful gesture on her part.

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People are too damn sensitive. The word black is a color. Can go with anything so don't just single it out on some stupid notions. We live in new genra where creative and imaginative people showcase their creations. If you don't approve, keep your cool. Gone all old stuffs embrace the new.

Link din

I don't know what is funnier -- the fact that Martha Plimpton thinks her opinion is relevant or that people actually follow her on twitter.

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it's not as if she wore big fat black lips and a fat black ass? it's a COSTUME of a TV CHARACTER!!! black people are too damn uptight!

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julianne's costume was harmless and hilarious. martha is an old has-been trying to get the black audience. she needs to remember she is white and STFU! julianne, you rule! no need to apologize!

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Ppl r dumb... Why is it ok for blacks to paint their face white but whites can't paint their face black. Get over it. Who gives a damn what someone decides to wear or be. Let them express themselves and stop criticizing people for not being YOUR so called NORMAL.

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@ Ree

Name 10 instances where you've seen a black person in whiteface? 10.

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I THINK NIGGERS THINK THEY OWN THE COLOR "BLACK " WRONG - AS USUAL - AGAIN CHOCOLATE WITH NUTS BARS .

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@ JOY+(((@)))

You racist, if you think it's okay to say the "n" word you will obviously support blackface you are to ignorant and stupid to understand the implications of blackface.

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@ JOY+(((@)))

Die horribly.

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rediculous.....why look for something to be dramatic about? Whom ever started this needs to get a life.

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It's a Halloween costume... She isn't even in like real black face. If she can't do that with out being attacked as being racist, then all of these black females with blonde weave and color contacts need to stop that shit because I'M FUCKING OFFENDED ABOUT THAT!!! Get over it. No one has owned a slave in how long? Is anyone that did own one still alive even? Black people are racist towards white people all the time, everyone needs to get off of their racially offended period and MOVE THE FUCK ON! Just sayin. #SorryNotSorry

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@ hmmm

It's not the same thing, black females don't paint their faces snow White while doing it, stop looking for an excuse to support racism, there are other forms of racism going on besides slavery get enlightened and educated

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@ hmmm

You're so funny. You actually believe that slavery nolonger exists.......LMFAO. Silly rabbit.....

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I really don't get what the big deal was with this??? I mean its freaking HALLOWEEN people! If you are going to make a big deal about this then you should make one about every person who dresses as Obama! Its only getting this big of backlash because of one simple fact only: She's a celebrity!

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@ LSC2013

I THOUGHT SHE MESSED UP HER TANNING LIQUID.

Julianne Hough Biography

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Julianne Hough

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