Ms. Hough and a group of friends went to a Halloween party as the racially diverse cast of the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, which takes place in a women's prison. Although none of the other people in her group altered their skin tone, Ms. Hough seems to have applied a heaping helping of dark bronzer in an attempt to look more like actress Uzo Aduba, who plays the character of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren.
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In response to harsh, immediate criticism, Ms. Hough tweeted an apology:
"I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."
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