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Actress Julianne Hough is eating crow...again.
About eight years ago, she dressed up as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from the Netflix show "Orange is the New Black" for Halloween. In doing so, she also tried to make her skin look darker, like the African-American character she was playing.
Hough received some serious backlash for it. However, it appears the woke crowd is not prepared to let her live it down, nearly a decade later.
The scandal has resurfaced amid backlash for her role - alongside Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jones - in a new reality competition series called "The Activist," which is set to premier next month. In the show, she will judge six activists competing to bring awareness to their cause.
She said, "Wearing black face was a poor choice based on my own white privilege and my own white body bias that hurt people and is something I regret doing to this day."
Hough wrote in an Instagram post, "I heard you say that the show was performative, promoted pseudo-activism over real activism, felt tone-deaf, like Black Mirror, The Hunger Games, and that the hosts weren’t qualified to assess activism because we are celebrities and not activists."
She added that some people just finding out about the blackface scandal "only further added insult to injury."
Hough also admitted that she is not an activist but that she is excited because she wants "to be part of something that highlights, and is centered around sharing activists' work on a larger platform."
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