This Halloween has already been a crazy one in terms of costume controversy, and it's not even Halloween yet!
Julianne Hough has been drawing a crazy amount of criticism for her portrayal of OITNB's Crazy Eyes, but as far as Tamar Braxton is concerned, the whole uproar is over nothing.
Tamar talked about the blackface incident on The Big Morning Buzz, and basically thought the whole scandalous outfit was pretty much not buzz worthy:
"She doesn't look African-American to me. She looks like me with a tan!…I mean, I am African-American, but I'm just saying—like if you had four tans on top of each other—you know what I'm saying, like the spray tans? That's what she looks like!…I think people are on team too much right now, cause it's Halloween, and you should go dressed as you want to. Would you be offended if I wore a conehead and painted myself white? I mean, it's not like you are trying to be racist or offensive or anything like that…You're drunk by the time you figure out who people are. It's not that serious. And what she looks like is definitely not offensive to me. I mean I wouldn't think nothing of it."
While we're not sure that Tamar would get a positive reaction if she wore a conehead and painted herself white, she is right in saying that Julianne didn't seem to dress in this highly inappropriate fashion to try to be racist or offensive.
Since Julianne has apologized on Twitter, we hope Julianne can learn from her mistake, and move on.
Maybe next year she'll just stick to a non-controversial outfit, of which there are infiniti of options to choose from!
[Image via WENN/Pacific Coast News.]
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