Julianne Hough issued an apology today for wearing a Halloween costume portraying black face. She stated that she wanted to dress up as her favorite actress, Uzo Abuda, who plays Crazy Eyes on the hit show Orange is the New Black. Although it is understandable to have a favorite character and want to convey this on Halloween, maybe she could have thought about it just a little longer before leaving her home. Nevertheless, the media has hyped this up by strongly emphasizing that African Americans are offended and outraged. What do you think?
Hough and Demographics
There are different places around the United States where race relations aren't as stringent, but if you are a public figure people may have a different take on your choice in costumes. In southern California, there is a very diverse population who may not have been offended by Hough’s costume. California is usually considered a pretty liberal state so if she was just some unknown person there would not be alleged outcries or ridiculous apologies.
Is the ethnic community outraged?
If they are, their outrage has not registered in the media or on social media networks. Not all African American people are easily offended by the nonsensical acts of others. Hough issued an apology, and Hough will be forgiven by the ten black people outraged by her costume. This ordeal was created by the media, not African American people.