Uzo Aduba on Julianne Hough’s Blackface Costume: “Let’s Move On”
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Uzo Aduba on Julianne Hough’s Blackface Costume: “Let’s Move On”

Almost a full month after Julianne Hough’s blackface Halloween costume caused quite the stir, the Orange Is the New Black actress who Julianne dressed up as is finally responding to the outfit choice.

Julianne experienced some major backlash when she stepped out as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from the Netflix show for Halloween. The former Dancing With the Stars pro donned an orange jump suit, a prison tag, and most notably, blackface.

While both Julianne and her brother, Derek Hough, publically acknowledged that the costume wasn’t Julianne’s best decision, the young star was still criticized. Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox called the outfit “problematic” and “historically tricky.”

Now, the actress who actually plays “Crazy Eyes,” Uzo Aduba, has responded to the costume and much the like rest of us, she’s ready to move on.

Calling the whole debacle an “unfortunate situation,” Uzo told People she’s ready to put the incident in the past. “She [Julianne] has apologized, and let’s just move on. Let’s move on. There [are] other things we can talk about like Season 2 of Orange.”

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Source: People