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Derek Hough says sister Julianne Hough is 'mortified' over blackface controversy

By Gina DiFalco,

Julianne Hough’s brother, Derek Hough, is responding to the backlash his sister has received after wearing blackface to a Halloween party over the weekend.

Backstage at Dancing with the Stars, Hough said his Safe Haven actress sister is “mortified” over the scandal.

"She's so apologetic. She's so so sorry and I just hope that we can all forgive her and move on," he told E! News.

He went on to say her slip-up in judgment isn’t like her and she’s “beyond beside herself” over it. "She's my little baby sister and she's the sweetest thing ever,” he said.

Julianne went as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and immediately caused a stir. Even her brother admits it “wasn't her brightest moment in her life.”

She took to Twitter herself on Saturday and apologized to those she offended.

"I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. 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,” she said.

image: ABC

 

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