Isla Fisher Told Julianne Hough to Wipe off Halloween Blackface
Julianne, who was dressed as Crazy Eyes from the hit web series Orange is the New Black, experienced a backlash for her insensitive costume, causing many to wonder: didn’t anyone tell her it wasn’t such a good idea? Now it’s come out that at least one person did, fellow actress Isla Fisher allegedly suggested that Hough “go to the bathroom and wipe her face off,” and hoped that the 25-year old hadn’t been photographed in her outfit.
Julianne did apologize for the poor costume choice, and another OITNB actress Laverne Cox (who is African-American) commented on the scandal, saying “I wasn’t offended,” but “thought it was a shame that she is in this country, that she would wear blackface and not understand the historical implications of that. I don’t think Julianne is making a specific informed choice to comment on blackness. I just think it’s out of this ignorance. That’s really sad.”