In 2013, Julianne Hough thought it would be a good idea to dress-up as “Crazy Eyes” from Orange Is The New Black.
Hough would have been just fine orange costume and Crazy Eyes hair, but she decided to take it one step further and go in blackface.
Two years later, Hough realizes it probably wasn’t such a good idea. Hough, who was raised Mormon, told Allure magazine that it was a learning experience.
“Ignorance is sometimes not bliss…It was all out of fun and respect for the character. I don’t even know how to talk about it because it’s such a sensitive topic. It makes me so sad to think that I was that dumb. I learned a big lesson,” Hough stated.
It’s always amazing how people learn blackface is offensive after the fact.