'Orange Is the New Black' star on Julianne Hough's costume
October 30th, 2013
03:04 PM ET

'Orange Is the New Black' star on Julianne Hough's costume

Julianne Hough offended many with her recent Halloween costume - one that unbelievably included blackface - but "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox isn't among the miffed.

"I wasn't offended," Cox, who portrays Sophia on the Netflix comedy, told Us Weekly of Hough's costume, which was inspired by the "OITNB" character "Crazy Eyes," played by Cox's castmate, Uzo Aduba.

Instead, Cox just found Hough's get-up sad.

"I thought it was a shame that (Hough) is in this country, that she would wear blackface and not understand the historical implications of that," Cox said. "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."

Since the incident, Hough has apologized.

"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," she wrote on Saturday. "I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."

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