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Julianne Hough

Orange Is the New Blackface

10/26/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Julianne Hough had 2 black eyes last night ... and a black nose and a black forehead ... yeah, she went full blackface.
                                                                                                                     

Julianne's Blackface

  • Funny
  • Racist

Hough was at the Casamigos Tequila party in Hollwood ... and dressed up as Crazy Eyes -- the popular character from "Orange is the New Black."

We're pretty sure Paula Deen would have been skewered if she did it. So we gotta ask ...

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12:10 PT -- Julianne took to Twitter to apologize for offending anyone with the costume explaining, "It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way."

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1.

Flying Blind    

the guys on Duck Dynasty are in "black face" on half their shows.
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give it a rest ........................

175 days ago
2.

devil's advocate    

It may be a distinction without a difference to some, but it's one thing to dress to imitate a known character, and another to do it just to make fun of a race.

175 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Julianne Hough Orange Is the New Blackface..............AGAIN I WOULD STILL LOVE TO NAIL HER, MORE THAN ONCE :-)

175 days ago
4.

karlew    

It's just a costume. How many people complained when the Wayans brothers went "full white face" in White Chicks? Black face is a caricature, it's meant to represent a stereotype. Hough, like the Wayans were representing specific characters.

175 days ago
5.

JennA    

Clearly not hateful and just trying to get into character, but probably not the smartest idea for a celeb who's going to end up all over the internet the next day.

175 days ago
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weaseled386    

People are seriously mad over this? Shes dressed up like Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black. This is funny, not racist.

175 days ago
7.

LetsBeReAL    

Who cares. She's not going to be a famous actress anyway. She got lucky with safe Haven but it's still B list. she'll go back to dancing with the stars in a year or two.

175 days ago
8.

samson    

Dressing up as a popular character is not racist, and it's not the same as simply pretending to be a black person in order to mimic black people.

175 days ago
9.

Duke Steele    

Is that Lindsay Lohan with the dark hair and glasses? Looks like her. Especially with the prison suit.

175 days ago
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Rush Limbaugh    

Whites won't think it's racist but Blacks will. That's why most Whites who tell Black jokes never tell White jokes. Because it's always funny when the outsider is being mocked or being made fun of.

175 days ago
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sniffle24    

Ugh. Enough of the overly PC crap already. People always blow things out of proportion. She was doing a character from the show who's black. Why can't it be that simple?

175 days ago
12.

kitnplayn    

Americans are so cold and clueless, they even mock racism itself just for sport on cheesy websites like TMZ. Your society is so saturated in selfishness and arrogance, that you cannot feel emotions or other peoples' pain.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K6m3Ua2nw

175 days ago
13.

Ugh    

Someone on here said "Whites won't think it's racist but Blacks will." Actually, while some blacks will be offended the majority know when they are actually being disrespected. You know who will be the most offended by this? Ultra liberal whites! That group that loves to tell others when they should be offended.

175 days ago
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weaseled386    

But if she dressed up like Red (the Russian cook) no one would bitch. If she dressed up as one of the latino girls people wouldn't have said a thing. If you want to make a difference stop bitching about a star having fun on Halloween. Why not head down to a local shelter and help out. Oh, wait... you cannot do that from the comforts of your own living room.

175 days ago
15.

DrLoveToe    

get over it, it was funny

175 days ago
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