Ex-DWTS Pro in Trouble for Blackface Halloween Costume

Julianne Hough set off a firestorm on Twitter with her "Orange is the New Black" costume.
2:13 | 10/28/13

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with the halloween hiccup for julianne hough. She dressed up in plaque face for a halloween party. Linsey davis has the story. Reporter: Former "dancing with the stars" pro julianne hough appears to have made major misstep. This weekend, she posted this picture of herself in black face on her instagram page. She's dressed up at the character "crazy eyes" from the series" orange is the new black." We're all good. Reporter: She donned an orange jump suit covering her face and neck in what appears to be dark bronzer. This morning, he getup is setting off a fire storm on twitter. Some calling it a bad call. Actress martha plimpton said, it's not hard, white people. Do if the wear black face. Life will still be okay if you don't ever, ever, ever, wear black face. You have people that have moment where is they weren't thinking. Reporter: Six of her friends dressed as inmates from the show. Hough was the only one in black face. The sad thing is not one of her friends told her not to do this. She released a statement on twitter. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people. I truly apologize. This is is not the first time a celebrity has had to do an about face after dancing in black face for a laugh. Ted danson in '94 and billy crystal last year. The last white person that got away with putting on black face was al jolson. Stay away. It's not worth the aggravation you'll cause. Reporter: For "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news. . I agree. No one around her told her not to do that. Coming up, the woman who claims she was at the gates of heaven talking to god.

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