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. Â This was an actual, thought-out, conscious decision by a consenting adult in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen.
What the-? Â How in the-? Are you SERIOUS, Julianne Hough? Â I loveÂ 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? Â 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 badÂ Dancing With The Stars spray tan than an actual skin tone of any existing race. Â Either way, no no no no no no NO. Â There’s not enough space in the blogosphere to tell you what’s wrong with this idea. Â 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.” Â But no, this was Julianne’s attempt to portray “Crazy Eyes” and also to possibly offend the entire internet. Â Nice going, Julianne. Â You may as well have attended the party as yourself and told everyone you were “the perfect German.” Â Jeez. Â Let’s get a head start on next year’s costume, shall we? Â I suggest you find the perfect costume and go as “Self Awareness.” Â Or a Hollywood beard. (Too soon? Â 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.