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Julianne Hough: I’m Sorry I Thought Dressing In Blackface Would Be Cool

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Actress Julianne Hough is apologizing for wearing blackface to a Friday night Halloween party in Beverly Hills. Hough threw on a prison jumpsuit, covered her skin in dark makeup and knotted her hair in an effort to look like Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.

The look didn’t sit well with the Internet community or press who began slamming the star’s poor decision. On Saturday, Hough admitted she hadn’t thought the costume out, tweeting:

“I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. 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.”

Talk about poor judgement. Are you buying Hough’s apology?

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  1. Renee Gil

    October 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    You don’t deserve a comment, what a loser. You and your trail of followers-you should have remained in that albino face that you sport everyday whether it’s Halloween or not

  2. Goin Strongq

    October 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    People dress in blackface because they are insensitive to the horrible history of blacks in the USA.
    Lest anyone believe that racism is not still prevalent in our country, I travel a great many states on business and pleasure. Racism is a staple throughout the USA – with particular presence in the Upper Midwest, the Deep South, and the Western Mountain States.
    Travel a bit, and pay attention, folks. While racism may show a different form, it is embarrassingly and pitifully in wide existence in our country.
    We believe our society is pure and clean – it is nothing of the kind.

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‘GQ’ Cover Star LeBron James Has Hard Yet Necessary Convo W/ His Kids About Racism

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It is a conversation that is difficult yet necessary: Racism.

For LeBron James, that conversation was had in depth after someone spray pained the N-word all over his Brentwood home. In a new interview with GQ magazine, the November cover star opened up about the emotional discussion with his sons and daughter.

“It’s heavy when a situation occurs either with myself or with someone in a different city, i.e., Trayvon, Mike Brown. I have to go home and talk to my 13- and 10-year-old sons, even my 2-year-old daughter, about what it means to grow up being an African-American in America,” he said about feeling the “twoness” in America.

He continued, “Because no matter how great you become in life, no matter how wealthy you become, how people worship you, or what you do, if you are an African-American man or African-American woman, you will always be that.”

James explained, “True colors will show, and it showed for me during the playoffs, where my house in Brentwood, California, one of the f*cking best neighborhoods in America, was vandalized with, you know, the N-word. And that shit puts it all back into perspective. So do I use my energy toward that? Or do I now shed a light on how I can use this negative to turn into a positive, because so many people are looking for what I’m going to say.”

That’s when he unveiled, “I had a conversation with my kids. I let them know this is what it is, this is how it’s going to be. When it’s time for y’all to fly, you’ll have to understand that. When y’all go out in public and y’all start driving or y’all start moving around, be respectful to cops, as much as you can. When you get pulled over, call your mom or dad, put it on speakerphone, and put your phone underneath the seat. But be respectful the whole time.”

Earlier this year multiple LAPD units responded to James’ California home when neighbors saw the word scrawled on the outer gate. At the time, James suggested that when it comes to racial inequality, “we have a long way to go.”

Click here to read James’ entire GQ article.

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