Halloween is a time when one can expect the boundaries to be pushed, especially by celebrities. Throughout the years we have all seen the questionable and racy costumes either paraded at the hottest Halloween party or on the cover of People.
This past weekend Julianne Hough attended the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Hollywood. At the party, Hough and a group of friends were dressed like the cast from Netflix’s new hit series, Orange is the New Black. “Apparently none of Hough’s friends informed her of the line she was crossing. Hough dressed as “Crazy Eyes,” the show’s African American character. Hough displayed her costume by going as far a wearing dark makeup on all parts of her uncovered skin.
After the pictures blew up apparently so did social media. Many users were angered saying that Hough’s costume was both offensive and racist.
Once Hough heard that her getup was “offensive,” she tweeted an apology. As a PR professional, do you think Hough’s tweet was enough to inform fans and the media of her misunderstanding? Do you think she should have been advised to do more, why or why not?
I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. (cont) http://t.co/z5guo2Ogfi
— Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) October 26, 2013
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