Julianne Hough Apologizes for Wearing Blackface As Part of Halloween Costume

Julianne Hough Apologizes for Wearing Blackface As Part of Halloween Costume

“Dancing With the Stars” winner thought it would be funny to go as Crazy Eyes from “Orange is the New Black.” The internet disagreed.

Looks like Julianne Hough learned the hard way that some people take offense in the 21st century when white starlets wear black face.

Yet there she was, dressed up as the African-American inmate Crazy Eyes, so memorably portrayed by Uzo Aduba on “Orange Is the New Black.” The actress was attending the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Hollywood with friends, who also went as characters from the buzzy new Netflix series.

The internet was not amused. To her credit, the “Dancing With the Stars” winner and “Rock of Ages” actress quickly apologized on Twitter for her choice of costume.

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

Of course, the fallout from these kind of racially charged makeup can be intense. In 1993, Ted Danson stirred up blistering media criticism after appearing in blackface at a Friar's Club comedy roast in honor of then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg. He also offered up a boatload of racially offensive humor, which didn't help matters.

We've reached out to Hough's representatives for additional comment, but they have yet to respond.

Bet that twerking Miley Cyrus costume is looking mighty appealing right about now.

 

  • Dale Latimer

    Somebody's being just a little pusillanimous here… since when MUST random persons who happen to see your image on a public site be accepted by you as judgmental? Let's figure out if a law was broken here… uh, no. Halloween is only a once-per-year occurrence, and unless clear-cut crime was commiitted… uhhh, still no… and this person, unless something really serious has happened to her, will have a relatively-normal look the next time she goes out in public.

    Oh, and Ted Danson is still alive, still working, and still has a social life despite all the ____ he went through **TWENTY** years ago.

    • Trish Chasity

      Whoopi was making fun of it, but she understands it too. Lessons to be learned from all groups

      • tired

        Who gives a f about whoopi. She is a dried up nobody…

        • Gerard Kennelly

          whoopi and ted danson said if their kids got diarhea
          they would think they were ”melting”

          • Trish Chasity

            And yet you call this intelligence How?

          • Gerard Kennelly

            i like Hough
            and i think we should not act like
            she is the first celebrity to make people act high and mighty about what they think is ”racist ”

  • xyz

    POLITICAL CORECTNESS HAS REACHED ALARMING LEVELS

    • Tucker Phez

      Do you know the history of black face and minstrel shows? Google those and come back and whine about “political correctness”

      • Chuck Jones

        Do you know that “history” is in the past? If you did, maybe you wouldn't keep WHINING in 2013! Racism will never die as long as race-baiters exist to make a buck.

        • Tucker Phez

          Those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it. And racism will never die as long as people continue to ignore the fact that non-white people face systemic discrimination in many areas, from media representation to employment.

          The problem with blackface is that people put on the skin color of others like a costume, while ignoring the hardships that black people face in day-to-day life.

          • Ben

            Oh alright, well what about understanding those hardships represents feeling solemnity about it? What's the point?

          • Ben

            …I wrote this and take it back, I think wearing black face, because of the history, is sort of like saying the “n” word. At least for now it is… But it definitely depends on the situation. Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder was too funny and interesting! I think dressing up as someone who is dressing up as someone is ok, but maybe it would have been better for Julianna Hough to just wear the costume, because the truth is the difference between skin color with “black” and “white” people is quite minor. Look at the color black next to the color white. The real difference between caucasians and people of African descent is a slight pigmentation difference–the truth is it's all the same color and just different shades of it.

  • SuzieQT2

    If you are offended by this, you are totally stupid. I'm sick and tired of all this politically correct crap. Get a grip people.

    • Trish Chasity

      If you are Black or Latino, then yes you should be offended. do you want aan excuse to call people names with racist labels?

      • Michelle

        I am black and not offended. Why should I be because she dressed up as a black person ???? I dress up as white woman all the time and I hope they don't get offended when i wear a red or blonde wig. I think my skin color is beautiful so I don't get offended if some white women darkens her skin to a similar shade. I would only be offended if I was ashamed of my black skin. She did nothing wrong..It's Halloween and is meant to be fun.

        • Trish Chasity

          Remember, she can take off here mask and not get arrested at Barney's NY for purchasing something you bought with hard earned money, or get shot by Zimmerman for wearing a hoodie, but you can't! Let see where that takes us! At some point it will bring them closer to calling Blacks ‘Niggers” more often in words than in action if not both!

          • Ted Barbaras

            You keep bringing up Black and Latino…but Zimmerman was Latino and he killed a black youth.

          • Trish Chasity

            He classified himself as Hispanic and they usually think of themselves as white!

        • babsanthony

          You should be offended, Michelle. Turn in your black card, now!

        • ANNE

          BLACK PEOPLE AS A WHOLE ARE A LOST RACE, THE ONIY GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DECIDED THAT THEY DID NOT WANT TO BE WHO THEY WERE BORN TO BE, IF YOU ARE BORN BLACK THATS WHAT YOU ARE , ALL THE WIGS, WEAVES IN THE WORLD WON'T CHANGE THAT!! IF BLACK PEOPLE DO NOT OWN UP TO WHO THEY ARE THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE ALL THEIR RIGHTS AND THE BLACK RACE WILL BE BACK TO 1963!!! BECOUSE THEY NEVER STOOD UP AS A RACE AND DEMANDED RESPECT FROM ORTHER RACES.

        • ken

          Thank you Michelle, a voice of reason, why should she appologize for dressing up as a character she admired.

          • Gerard Kennelly

            my fave movie of 2013
            zimmer-man of steel

          • Trish Chasity

            Dress up not make a mockery of the race. Try wearing a Nazi uniform in public and “see what happens live”

          • Kathy

            Black people dress up as White people in movies and theater plays. This is Halloween and people dress up as all kinds of characters. People dress up as Nuns and not one gets offended. I agree with some of you posters…..America is getting too politically correct and keeps getting worse. If I was going to a dress-up Halloween party and really wanted to fool people so they couldn't guess who I really was(being a white woman) I'd dress up as Aunt Jemima and make my skin dark brown like Julianne did in this photo. Aunt Jemima is an advertisement commercial character and don't think her feelings would get her! LOL

          • Trish Chasity

            It is wrong just like Blackxploitation movies back in the day.

          • Trish Chasity

            You can dress up as you like. The only difference is Black people costumes are real, their skin color that is. Yours is not. The make up can come off with soap and water and the clothes can be taken off. For blacks not possible. Just a thought. People have to be wise in how they choose to dress up as a favorite character.

          • Bugbog

            I think a lot of people are conflating the wearing of a costume, to portray a character, with the ‘painting’ on of a skin colour too (mainly white to something else!)

            Wearing the costume (of any character of any race) isn't an issue. But painting on the colour of that race (again white to something else) is!

            Isn't it odd that it is (Mostly) Caucasians that feel the need to ‘put on’ the paint colour of the race of the character they are portraying, if the character isn't white, whereas the reverse is rarely the case for non-Caucasians?

            A Japanese man portraying ‘Elvis', wouldn't paint himself White, nor would an African?!

          • Trish Chasity

            You mean like famous actor Mickey Rooney portraying a Chinese man in Breakfast at Tiffany's isn't offensive to the Asian American community????

          • Bugbog

            No. I'm saying it's equally offensive to all races Other than the ‘white’ people doing it!

            (It's a ‘blindness’ engendered by hundreds of years of social entitlement!)

          • Trish Chasity

            Yet many people of color would find you as naive with no morals. Maybe a black person should dress up as one of the Sandy Hook kids with blood shots to the head and giggle in hysteria for Halloween as well. After all since they were mostly white they received a lot of media attention. Many black children get shot everyday but nothing ever really is paid attention to them……

          • Ted Barbaras

            I've seen people dress up as Hitler before. It is Halloween. Because you are stuck at home with nothing to do but eat bon-bons and complain. I've dressed up as an Arab sex merchant. A dirty old man, a woman. Does that mean transvestites should be appalled. You either are overly sensitive or trying to stir the pot. Can't really tell which direction you are heading.

          • Trish Chasity

            Hey we have a right to an opinion and it is okay to say something . We don't have to agree with the point. She just made a poor choice. Whether we know what Black face truly is or not.

          • Ted Barbaras

            So it is a poor choice to dress up for Halloween in your opinion. Perhaps you are better to be governed by a different form of democracy or Hippocracy something along the lines of Sharia law sounds good. I'm just glad that from the comments people made, you make up less than 5% of the population.

            Maybe you should apply for a job and work for Al Sharpton you'd fit in with the other extremist or the KKK either way. White or Black you are extreme in your views.

            I'm guessing you also refer to Black people as African American? Instead of People or Black? We are all the same flesh and blood and because you create a stigma based on color you are creating racial hatred and inequality. I'm waiting for the day when bias people no longer feel comfortable by preaching racial inequality..

          • Trish Chasity

            Regardless people should brush up on their history on people of color and civil rights including the historical origin of Black face. No hatred no stigma but this exists and plenty black sites as well as white ones are truly up in arms as to how this is being portrayed. Sure she made a mistake,

            Julianne's friends should have had enough balls to pull her to the side and warn her of the backlash it would cause. Maybe she should have just warn only the jumpsuit keep the hair and make the face as is sans the darkened make up

          • Ted Barbaras

            You keep avoiding the question. What about when someone got backlash for wearing a Barrack Obama mask and no Backlash for wearing a George Bush mask?

            The origin of Black People and White people are Africa. Black people arrived in America, some as slaves that were sold as slaves from African Prison camps. Maybe you should brush up on history. Learn that we all coexist we are not different unless we try to act or speak different or create an ordeal out of nothing. It is people like you that create stigmas and racial tensions, inequality and issues.

            Listen to Bill Cosby he has a lot to say and the NAACP won't listen.

        • Tony

          Michelle, couldn't agree with you more…

  • Chris

    Costume, What have we done.This is Halloween! She looks great! I love this character.Orange is the New Black. No need to apologies! She rock it! If you are offended you have a problem. PC police! give me a break!

    • Trish Chasity

      It is a costume for her but she will never get arrested or maimed or harassed for being Black but others who are will where their color of their skin is real….

      • annie227

        you are so right !!!!!!!!!!!!thanks Anne l

        • Ted Barbaras

          She is absolutely wrong and is racist as far as I can tell.

          • Jeremy

            You are a retard.

          • Ted Barbaras

            Not at all — think about it. Someone who is constantly talking about being kept down is a racist. Read up on Bill Cosby and become educated. He explains it all and it is why the NAACP hates him so much, but loves Al Sharpton.

      • Ted Barbaras

        In your view no movies should be made portraying Blacks or Latinos. Basically if you wear a Barrack Obama mask it is racist. If you wear a Bill Clinton Mask it is okay?

        If you portray a Black Character and you are black it is Racist unless you are Black.

        So I guess this past weekend when I saw a Black man dressed as Abe Lincoln it was Racist and he should have been stoned.

        You are a prude and have no clue what you are talking about. Your arguments change from post to post to fit the response even if you contradict another statement.

        You mention Latino and Black, then you mention Zimmerman and he is Latino. No one is drinking your koolaid. Sorry buy you are the 1% and i'm not talking the Warren Buffett's or Oprah Winfreys of the world. So that you don't call me racist.

        • Trish Chasity

          Whether you believe it or not everyone when the situation arrives at one point is racist. Stop telling people hey I have a black friend isn't cutting it anymore. Not the same as enduring the injustice experienced for years by another race due to fear and ignorance

  • Fuck Off Dickheads

    People really need to get over the racist card. It's getting old.

    • Trish Chasity

      Excuse to humiliate Blacks and Latinos. I bet you if you were black you could walk in a Barney's NY store and allow yourself to be harassed and arrested by the Police for having the money to buy an expensive item and then told you were a thief when it was legit with legal identification

      • Chuck Jones

        Waah! Waah! Waah!

        • Trish Chasity

          Can't handle the heat stay out of the kitchen. I bet you anything somebody should come dressed up as one of those white kids who were killed at Sandy Hook for Halloween with a blood shot look at the head? That would be awesome! Not racist at all.

  • Garrett Barry

    F ANYONE OFFENDED BY THIS, THEY'RE ALL AHOLES

    • Trish Chasity

      They should be it would cause them their lives if they didn't !

  • Garrett Barry

    OR MAYBE OBAMACARE ENTHUSIASTS

    • Trish Chasity

      Miss George W Bush the recovering alcoholic ?

  • Garrett Barry

    “To her credit, the “Dancing With the Stars” winner and “Rock of Ages” actress quickly apologized on Twitter for her choice of costume.”

    I DON'T THINK IT'S TO HER CREDIT, I THINK SHE SHOULD TELL ANYONE OFFENDED TO GO F THEMSELVES !!!!

  • verbatim613

    She did it because she loves the show and the actress, not to demean either.

    • Trish Chasity

      No excuse. Lay off the sauce

      • verbatim613

        The problem with this logic is that no matter how careful you are in speech (or anything else for that matter), you can always offend someone. Remember the saying, “You can't please all the people all the time….”

        I once tried to pay someone a compliment, and he STILL was insulted. His logic was, “why would you think that I needed to be complimented on THAT?” In other words, he thought I was implying that he had some deficiency, which I did not think or imply. I was simply congratulating him on some accomplishment he had.

        We should take Ms. Hough at her word that likes the show and admires the actress.

        • Gerard Kennelly

          she was lovely in FOOTLOOSE and ROCK OF AGES
          but i hear
          her new film ‘PARADISE’ is sh**

        • Trish Chasity

          You are absolutely right. Compliments are considered lies where as insults are considered the truth. This is why other have yet to believe. Communications teaches us that. You would be surprised

    • dannyjude63

      It's not necessarily her intentions that is the problem – it's the act itself and her obvious assumption that nobody would take issue with that act.

      • verbatim613

        Again, the problem with that logic is that even if a person might be actively trying to be complimentary to another, the recipient of the comment could STILL be “offended”. So, yes, we do need to take into account a person's intentions. So what we must do is examine a speaker's intentions, AND the recipient's perceptions:

        The logic of a Punnett square (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punnett_square) can be used outside of biology to look at the logical outcomes of situations. In the case of our discussion, the logical considerations on the outside square would be:

        Across:
        Speaker intended to insult OR speaker intended to compliment.

        Down:
        Recipient took no offense OR recipient felt offended.

        This causes four possible outcomes. Two of the outcomes are obvious and easy to examine:

        1. Speaker intended to compliment and recipient took no offense: we're cool here, everyone is happy.

        2. Speaker intended to insult and recipient took offense: problems here!

        It's the other two that need individual attention:

        3. So how would you handle case if the speaker actually intended to insult the recipient, but the recipient was not offended? Should that be considered offensive if the speech didn't even bother the recipient?

        4. And this is the fourth case which mirror's Ms. Hough's actions: she meant to compliment, but some are taking it as an insult. Just because some feel offended, that should not automatically mean that it constitutes an insult? What if the comment were made wholly by mistake?

        How many people feeling offended constitutes “offensive” speech or actions? If even one person in the entire world feels offended by an action, should that constitute “offensive” behavior? What about 10 or 1000?

        As mentioned earlier, I have an example where I actually tried to compliment someone, and they STILL took it as an insult. Should my comment be considered offensive to the recipient?

        Yes, intentions do count. Ms. Hough states she is a fan of the actress and show. We should give her the benefit of the doubt.

  • Trish Chasity

    African Americans should be appalled by it, because it brings them one step closer to calling you the “N” word on a regular basis So learn from example

    • Michelle

      Trish you sound crazy.

      • Trish Chasity

        Why is it crazy? Jewish community Leaders would have an immediate tizzy if you say or do anything referring to something that is considered anti-Jew!

    • Crazy..

      You are truly ignorant. It's a Halloween costume and not a racial statement. I agree with Michelle. You definitely have some issues upstairs. I would say you need to seek help but that might offend you and then you would probably call me a racist.. Get ovee yourself nut job!

      • Trish Chasity

        One step closer to disrespecting people of color to give permission to dehumanize others and not taking it seriously. Everybody is racist at some point whether they know it or not. You just can not see it can you ??

      • Trish Chasity

        Jealous that the truth is in your face and putting you in your place????

    • TheSiege

      Trish you are a goon. We get it. You're offended for the black community that can actually take a joke, especially on Halloween. So shut up time for you princess.

      • Trish Chasity

        You have not really heard them and their uproar have you??? Think before you speak..

    • Gerard Kennelly

      white people like me can't use the N word
      but rachel jeantel can say ‘cracker’ yeah ?

  • DJ

    If she dressed up like Snooki for Halloween, do you think it should be just as offensive to Guidettes or Chileans (Snooki is Chilean) if Julianne spray tanned herself? It's not that big of a deal. Obviously, someone from her generation does miss a lot of the nuance, so it's not like she intended offense.

    • Jill

      Yeah, but dressing up as Snooki doesn't date back in history to something that has been EXTREMELY controversial. Long ago, BLACKFACE escalated racist images and attitudes worldwide. I, personally, don't think there was anything wrong with her costume, but unfortunately since her costume is associated with a 1930's stereotyped caricature of a black person, maybe she should've chosen to wear something else.

      • http://www.movies-suck.com/ Wastrel Way

        No, her costume is derived from a current movie. Read the article.

        • Trish Chasity

          She is still trying to represent the character in a derogatory way. She may not have intended to but the evidence make her look like a fool.

        • Jill

          I'm well aware her costume is derived from a current movie. Duh, you can't miss that in the article. I'm not saying her costume is from long ago, I'm saying it's ASSOCIATED with a stereotype from long ago. You definitely need to learn to read more astutely.

  • kevolution

    The only thing offensive about any of this is the word “blackface.”

  • The Witch

    Whoever was upset , Needs to get over themselves, For Gods sake. Its HALLOWEEN

  • SkipB

    George W. Bush should apologize for wearing blackface and staying in office for the last 4+ years.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      that cu** is worse than bush
      at least people weren't afraid to tell the truth about bush

  • Juncos1935

    Good Grief!!! Then Michelle Obama, Opra and others are offending the white people with their straightening of their hair like white folks. Or people with fair skins that tan themselves are offending black people. It was a Halloween costume, for Heavens’ sakes. I am so sick and tired of people using any reason to be “offended.” It is what it is. Be yourself and let others do the same. I am Latina with sort of fair complexion, have a slight accent and have been teased — even my children that are bi-racial– (father white American/mother Puerto Rican) and born in the USA, have been teased and picked on because of me. No offense taken and proud of what I am. It is what it is.

  • Sunshine

    Lol god I hate her.

  • ken

    So I guess if I admire a black person, dress up as them on Halloween I should be white, seems like that would be very odd.

  • Tony

    Bret Lang, “Lily White”, really, she was portraying a charter in the show. Maybe I need to see a black in white face to feel the pain. Get a life, TONY

  • Malakai

    I am an African American and I am not offended to the degree in which I think she is a racist. However given the historical meaning I can see why many African Americans will feel offended or better yet disrespected. It is not about being politically correct. It is about being a considerate human being. Lets look at it from a different perspective, what if she dressed up as one of the Jewish characters in the concentration camps from the movie “Schindler's List”, what would the response be then? But she wouldn't because she understands and respects the history of the people that endured that pain.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      your ”president” throws people in prison if they expose america abusing its power

      • Trish Chasity

        And George W recovering alcoholic was abusing his and everyone chose to cover it up while it caused millions of lives during 9/11.

    • Trish Chasity

      This can happen to anyone including Indians Asians etc. I knew someone who had been called the N word in passing by an Indian (East) who had the same color as her. She truly brushed it off but it makes you think

  • dannyjude63

    How can any celebrity think they can be seen in public wearing blackface and think others won't have an issue with it?

    • Know your history

      Totally agree. Great that she's a fan of the show and Crazy Eyes is a freakin’ amazing character.

      But blackface, really??? Really???? Are you telling me Hough's so stupid that she doesn't know her history and what blackface really means. It's about as hurtful as using the N word.

      Go watch Spike Lee's BAMBOOZLED, an excellent film. Both black leads on the Minstrel TV show in the movie had to put on real blackface, the way the whites used to do it for the real minstrel shows, and they felt the weight of doing it for a fictional film — they talk about it in the interviews.

      For all the people defending her, KNOW YOUR F'ING HISTORY. No, it is not OK for white people to use the N word because of the history of this country. And it's not ok for white people to dress in blackface.

  • Georgia Peach

    LOL! Im going as a Canadian for Halloween…..eh!
    This whole PC thang is BS and I could care less what ppl think.

  • anon is annoyed

    Does anyone remember Dave Chappelle putting on white face and making fun of whites?

    “Oh wait, that's different.” Yes, you're right, it is. She wasn't even making fun of black people, she was simply dressing up as one. It was her favorite character, and she wanted to dress up as her. People, honestly.

    • Gerard Kennelly

      stomach turning PC bullsh**
      watch deniro lifetime achievement GG award speech
      downey jr laughs
      michael douglas does not
      america are so far up their own ass :(

    • Georgia Peach

      Amen Darlin and PREACH IT!!! Is there ANYTHING ppl wont go PC about 2 try 2 suck the fun fr dressing N masquerade???? Geeeeez!!

    • Trish Chasity

      Maybe because whites have been doing it for real as a sign of fear and control for years so for someone like Chapplle and Eddie Murphy it is a joke.

      • Chuck Jones

        Who you callin’ ‘white', racist?

  • Trish Chasity

    This is an excerpt from Huffington Post:

    Halloween dressing up doesn't mean dressing without conscience. Yes
    you are still you on Halloween — and if you are around kids, you are a
    role model for them. Children will look at your costume choices to see
    the world you imagine for them. Costumes steeped in white male privilege
    reinforce the racist and sexist stereotypes we are trying to overcome.

    This sad incident is only one of many. Dancing With The Stars celebrity Julianne Hough just apologized
    for her blackface outfit. The annual reminders colleges need to send
    their students not to dress in blackface or red face or yellow face
    demonstrate that we need more voices in the chorus of people speaking
    out for justice and decency. Speak out, educate, do not be intimidated
    by the apologists, and do not let extreme racism be mainstreamed.
    Hopefully there will come a time when we don't need to tell our kids
    that Halloween is no excuse for hate, and that blackface has no place in
    a civilized society.

  • Devin McMusters

    Barry Obama is a white guy in blackface.

    • Tucker Phez

      Um, he's biracial. Like he has a white mother and a black father.

      Sorry that he doesn't adhere to your racial stereotypes.

  • DangerousDivot .

    What the F@#! Is wrong with you people (don't get offended,
    I mean all overly sensitive costume people)? The young lady dressed up as Crazy
    Eyes character, who is black on the TV show… Orange Is the New Black! I
    personally don’t think this should be compared to the Ted
    Danson's…minstrel-style blackface. When black stars dress up as white people,
    should they be smeared over the so called news and gossip arena? What about
    when men dress as lady characters or women as men? Julianne Hough I also like
    the crazy eyes character and by the way, great costume. This black person, born
    in the segregation south and sees present day racism in a lot of S#!@, is not
    offended and needs no apology. Let’s just chill, stuff ourselves with loads of
    un-healthy candy and have a Happy Halloween! Hope no one gets offended by
    this…Peace!

  • pc sucks

    as soon as you apologize you give the pc police power. people need to stop apologizing for everything they do and say and we'll get back to a world where sanity not political correctness rules

  • Bugbog

    Whilst PC can sometimes be taken too far sometimes, I think the (over?) reaction in this case is the Historical significance of the ‘black paint on a white face!’ Which evokes the “minstrel” era.

    She could have gone as ‘Crazy eyes’ without painting her face black! Similarly, if a black person wished to dress as ‘Han Solo’ he wouldn't necessarily paint his face white, now would he?!

    Yes, a Caucasian can be any character of any race they wish to be, they just shouldn't “offensive-fize” it by painting their faces the ‘colour’ of that race!

  • Jeremy

    Sorry retards, this is NOT blackface.

    http://omg.yahoo.com/news/blackface-costumes-revive-controversy-halloween-165207370.html

    ^6 THAT IS blackface. Learn what blackface really is before spouting off buzz words.

  • Jeremy

    http://omg.yahoo.com/news/blackface-costumes-revive-controversy-halloween-165207370.html

    ^ THAT is blackface, not what Hough did. We have a problem with morons not knowing what things mean.

  • Chuck Jones

    Comparing dressing up as a favorite character…including the characters’ race…to dressing up as Hitler is just idiocy. Are you suggesting that no person of little or no color should wear a Halloween mask depicting a person of color? No difference…it's a mask. Was Hough doing offensive stereotypical racial impressions (acting like a monkey, speaking in ‘ebonics', doing a Stepin Fetchit routine?). Then STFU!!!!!! You are only perpetuating stereotypes by crying about being ‘offended’ by everything. My guess is that normal people of color aren't offended by this…it's the race-baiters of all races who love to stir up trouble.