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Wendy Williams is the latest star to lash out at Julianne Hough for wearing blackface as part of her Halloween costume.
According to Hollywood Gossip, the TV host criticized the former Dancing with the Stars cast member on her show calling her “ignorant.”
"We don't normally think of her as stirring! Just dancing and smiling and stuff," Williams said. "She showed her ignorant side when she showed up to a Halloween party wearing blackface. Like, who does that?"
Williams continued to grill Hough for her costume choice in the Hot Topics segment during her show, saying, “I don't know what part of stupid—or, excuse me, less than smart—she is.”
"Who walks out of the house in blackface? Like, wow, Julianne. I don't know whose party she was at, but you have to figure this: This was, like, an intentional move," Williams said. "This was not something that happened all of a sudden and she was like, ‘Oh, is this racist?' You put thought into your Halloween costume. I've known what I've wanted to wear for over 40 days and I've been dieting accordingly...You talk about your Halloween costume. You don't just show up in blackface. Which means she's not just less than smart off the cuff — she's less than smart even when she thinks about it."
E! Online reports that Hough decided to dress as Crazy Eyes from Orange Is The New Black for a Halloween party on Friday. Hough has since apologized for her costume choice saying she didn’t mean “to be disrespectful to anyone in any way.”
After Williams read the audience Hough’s statement, she mentioned Hough’s upbringing and talked about how she “grew up someplace where there weren’t a lot of black people.”
"She grew up Mormon," Williams said. "She only thought that there was one kind of alcohol until I guess she arrived to Hollyweird and discovered you can drink something different every minute of the day."
However, Williams then told the audience that her background doesn’t mean that Hough is off the hook in her eyes. Williams argued, “Does she get a pass if she grew up out there? Because I'm thinking there's books and there's internet and TV…the world is your oyster."
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