Julianne Hough has offered up an apology for dressing up in blackface as the character “Crazy Eyes” from “Orange is the New Black.” The professional ballroom dance and champ of “Dancing With the Stars” issued the apology on Saturday after photos of her costume went viral. 

“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,” Hough tweeted.

(h/t USA Today)

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