Actress Julianne Hough Slammed for Donning Black Face Halloween Costume

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Former “Dancing With the Stars” pro Julianne Hough, 25, likely has a closet filled with fabulous costumes, but her Halloween selectionover the weekend was far from her finest.

The “Rock of Ages” star was photographed at a Halloween bash on Friday night, donning a racially offensive “black face” and a prison jumpsuit, impersonating the character “Crazy Eyes,” played by Uzo Aduba, from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”

And the controversial move didn’t go unnoticed. Joan Duvall-Flynn, President of the Media Area Unit of NAACP of Pennsylvania, told FOX411 that Hough has some explaining to do.

“The current racial tensions in the United States require careful reflection as we relate to each other. If her behavior is a political statement, she should explain that,” she said. “If her behavior is an act of impulsive insensitivity, she needs, as a public figure, to be more responsible. And, an apology for such insensitivity is appropriate.”

While the actress was quick to apologize via Twitter, insisting that it was “never (her) intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way,” and that she realizes her costume “hurt and offended people,” some weren’t so quick to forgive her.

Actress Martha Plimpton called Hough a “moron” – although she later apologized – while others tweeted that she was a “racist b*tch,” and “f*cking stupid.”

One Twitter user pointed out that Hough isn’t the first star to dress up in that way.

“And the latest white celebrity to cluelessly bust out the black face is… Julianne Hough.”

Other stars who have come under fire for similar costumes over the years include Ted Danson, Billy Crystal, and Sarah Silverman.

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