Tamar Braxton Defends Julianne Hough Halloween Costume: Totally Not Offensive!

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Forget Snickers or Mars Bars this Halloween.

Tamar Braxton says there's something aside from candy some folks need to take during this holiday season: a chill pill.

The singer appeared on VH1's The Big Morning Buzz yesterday and was asked about the controversy surrounding Julianne Hough's Halloween costume.

Was Tamar, as an African-American, offended by the dancer donning blackface in order to resemble a character from the show Orange is the New Black?

Please, Braxton said!

Comparing Hough's appearance to more of a "spray tan" than blackface, Tamar said critics need to calm the heck down.

"I think people are on team too much right now, cause it's Halloween, and you should go dressed as you want to," she said. "Would you be offended if I wore a conehead and painted myself white? I mean, it's not like you are trying to be racist or offensive or anything like that."

This is the opposite view from that of Wendy Williams, who called Hough out this week for being ignorant and somehow even brought her Mormonism into it.

"You're drunk by the time you figure out who people are," Braxton said of Halloween. "It's not that serious. And what she looks like is definitely not offensive to me. I mean, I wouldn't think nothing of it."

Hough has apologized profusely for offending anyone and her brother, Derek, said this week that Julianne is "mortified" by the controversy.

"She's my little baby sister and she's the sweetest thing ever," said Derek "She is just beyond beside herself. She's so apologetic... She's so so sorry. Obviously, it wasn't her brightest moment in her life, but hopefully we can move on."

Where do YOU stand on Hough's costume?

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