Actress Julianne Hough has offered an apology after being snapped in blackface on the way to a Los Angeles Halloween party on Friday.
Hough was part of an ensemble appearing as characters from the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black. She was dressed as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, who falls for former smuggler Piper Chapman while they are inmates.
"I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created," Hough wrote on her Twitter account Saturday. "It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."
Other public figures have come under fire for controversial costumes in recent years, including Paris Hilton, whose "sexy native" Halloween costume raised eyebrows in 2010, and Prince Harry, who masqueraded as a Nazi at a costume party in 2005.