Who's Being Stoned for Their Controversial Costume?
Halloween is the time of year for people to transform into something or someone else, but as usual, someone pushes the envelope a bit...
"Orange is the New Black" is a new TV phenomenon, exclusive to Netflix subscribers. The show has gradually been attracting more and more viewers, so it isn't too much of a surprise that someone dressed as one of the characters for Halloween. Well....it is when you see Julianne Hough dressed up like one of the black inmates.
The actress dressed up like the show's character, 'Crazy Eyes,' who is played by Uzo Aduba. She went all out by wearing prison orange, an inmate ID tag, dyed her eyebrows and hair a darker color with knotted mini buns and made up her face to look African American.
To make a long story short.....peeps went balistic!
Julianne was condemened for blackfacing and since then has apoligized via 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."