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Crazy Eyes actress responds to Julianne Hough's blackface costume

"I feel like we can all move on," Uzo Aduba says.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM   |   Comments

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Julianne Hough caused quite a stir last month when she stepped out in blackface for Halloween -- as Orange Is the New Black character Crazy Eyes. The 25-year-old actress and singer immediately apologized, calling herself "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 said on Twitter.

Though cast member Laverne Cox called the incident "really sad," Aduba herself had yet to comment on the costume until Thursday.

"I think maybe it was an unfortunate event, but she apologized and I feel like we can all move on," Aduba told E! News.

Hough's brother Derek made a similar statement last month.

"She is just beyond beside herself. She's so apologetic. She's so so sorry," Derek said. "Obviously, it wasn't her brightest moment in her life, but hopefully we can move on."

[E! News]

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