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Julianne Hough dons blackface for Halloween

Stephen L. Betts

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Julianne Hough dons blackface for Halloween

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 28, 2013

Like millions of Netflix subscribers, Julianne Hough is a fan of the prison comedy/drama "Orange Is the New Black." So, dressing up as her favorite character from the series, mentally unstable inmate Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, seemed like a good idea. Until the backlash began.

New York Daily News reports the 25-year-old actress attended the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party in Los Angeles Friday night with a group of friends, all dressed as the cast of the acclaimed series. But it was Julianne's blackface that began to attract criticism, causing her to apologize later via Twitter.

"I am a huge fan of the show 'Orange is the New Black,' actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created," Julianne tweeted. "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."

Check out the photos from the Halloween bash here.