Julianne Hough received mixed reviews when she dressed up as Uzo Aduba’s Orange Is the New Black character, Crazy Eyes, in 2013. Hough donned an orange jail jumpsuit and Crazy Eyes’ iconic knotted hairstyle and painted her face brown, which led to some people accusing the dancer of wearing blackface.
“I am a huge fan of the show Orange Is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created,” Hough wrote via social media in October 2013, apologizing for her costume choice. “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.”
Aduba, for her part, addressed the controversial costume in November 2013, telling E! News that she didn’t hold any grudge toward Hough. “I think maybe it was an unfortunate event, but she apologized, and I feel like we can all move on,” the actress said at the time.
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