Utah Jazz Apologize For Re-Tweeting Blackface Fan Pic

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On Sunday night, the Utah Jazz posted the photo above of two fans dressed up for Halloween as legendary duo John Stockton and Karl Malone.

The Jazz must have had a most epic brain fart in history if they didn’t think anyone wouldn’t find it offensive.  The post was quickly deleted, and the Jazz quickly tweeted this apology:

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The appearance of blackface on an official NBA account predictably drew backlash from fans and non-fans online. But the Jazz are actually just the most recent in a long line of public figures to land in hot water for racially insensitive Halloween choices.

Actress Julianne Hough was recently slammed after dressing in a blackface costume this weekend. Hough dressed up as a character from the show ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for a Hollywood Halloween party, leading to widespread criticism. Daytime TV queen Wendy Williams called Hough “ignorant” for her get-up.

Lesson learned this Halloween season, don’t dress in blackface!