Julianne Hough made the massive mistake over the weekend of offending a dude who works at the NAACP in Pennsylvania. No, she didn’t go on a racist rant like Alec Baldwin or sieg heil like Jesse James, she dressed up like a black character from Orange is the New Black, the prison bitches show from Netflix. Easily offended people were offended and denounced Julianne for her minstrel show ‘blackface’ and for not knowing her history. Because if she had known her history, she’d know that her costume shared zero association with blatantly racist blackface tradition, other than her attempt to color her skin to mimic the actress she was portraying. Like every single actress in Hollywood does for a film role or just to look deeply tanned despite hiding like a shrinking albino from the sun. The far greater tradition of Hollywood is political correctness and knee-jerk apologies, so Julianne quickly issued her own. On Twitter, well, Twitlonger, which is the site for people who can’t be banal and insipid in just 140 characters. She realizes that her Halloween costume offended people, like every great Halloween costume ever. Still waiting on her apologies for Rock of Ages and pretending that Ryan Seacrest is straight.
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