Is it all racist fun and games when Julianne Hough steps out in blackface?
It’s the 21st century but blacks remain the one race people still think it’s okay to insult, mock and degrade with impunity. Actress Julianne Hough thought it would be funny to dress in black face for a Halloween Party to look like the black female character Crazy Eyes in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”
Hough almost certainly would never dream of dressing up as a Holocaust victim or Hasidic Jew but painting her face to look like a black person seemed to make perfect sense. For those who think this is much ado about nothing, a history lesson is in order. During the 19th century, white actors began painting their faces black with big red lips to perform caricatures of blacks as lackadaisical coons and darkies.