Julianne Hough had most of America shaking its head in embarrassment and disappointment this weekend when she put on blackface to dress as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black” for a costume party. The actress apologized for the insensitive costume, but, sadly, we all got a reminder that the ignorance didn’t end with her when a pair of young white friends dressed up as slain black teen Trayvon Martin and his killer, George Zimmerman.
Clearly, many people in Hollywood and America at large still don’t understand the utter disrespect and offense in wearing blackface. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time a celebrity has made this regrettable mistake. Check out some other stars that have donned blackface below. –nicholas robinson