Is it hot in here?!
Because Julianne Hough is still taking some serious heat for her controversial OITNB Halloween costume!
Even though she's apologized via Twitter for her Crazy Eyes moment, many of her celeb pals—including Dancing With The Stars dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, are coming to her defense!
Val specifically reveals that Jules didn't mean any harm, saying:
"I know Julianne personally and none of the critique that she is getting at all relates to her as a person, period. Whether it was a smart decision is a different conversation. But the intention, and going deep into the conversation of judging her character, of what she may or may not think behind the scenes — that is absurd."
And comedian/ DWTS contestant Bill Engvall believes the 25-year-old doesn't have "a mean bone in her body," confessing:
"Fortunately or unfortunately, in this day and age with 24-hour coverage and social media and all that, you got to be careful with what you do. And (Hough) would no more make any kind of racist statements than anybody on the earth. And so I would say it was probably just an innocent mistake. … Trust me, I've had things taken the way I didn't want things."
We're hoping this exceptionally unflattering moment for the blonde actress blows over soon!
We think everyone's (hopefully) learned their lesson here!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
Tags: bill engvall, dancing with the stars, halloween, julianne hough, val chmerkovskiy