Apparently Julianne Hough is the New Black, everyone! That's right – blonde-haired, blue-eyed, perfect Mormon Julianne Hough donned blackface to a Halloween party last night. This was an actual, thought-out, conscious decision by a consenting adult in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen.
What the-? How in the-? Are you SERIOUS, Julianne Hough? I love Orange is the New Black as much as anyone with a Netflix subscription but for the love of all things P.C., why in the world did you think this was an acceptable Halloween choice? I'm not sure what's more offensive – the fact that she wore blackface at all or the fact that it looks more like a bad Dancing With The Stars spray tan than an actual skin tone of any existing race. Either way, no no no no no no NO. There's not enough space in the blogosphere to tell you what's wrong with this idea. Apparently her group of friends dressed up as the entire cast, but we have a bunch of other suggestions for group costumes that don't offend an entire race of humans.
At first I thought, "Oh, how clever- Miley Cyrus in a jumpsuit! Totally appropros of the holiday." But no, this was Julianne's attempt to portray "Crazy Eyes" and also to possibly offend the entire internet. Nice going, Julianne. You may as well have attended the party as yourself and told everyone you were "the perfect German." Jeez. Let's get a head start on next year's costume, shall we? I suggest you find the perfect costume and go as "Self Awareness." Or a Hollywood beard. (Too soon? Nah.)
Interested in another take on the situation? Here's input from one of our writers who thinks that Julianne might not be as racist as everyone's making her out to be.