Isla Fisher reportedly tried to keep her friend Julianne Hough from making a big mistake on Halloween after she realized the “Dancing With The Stars” alum had shown up to a party in blackface, but either Hough didn’t listen or the photographers got to her before any damage control could be done.
While Fisher hasn’t commented on the party, a “source” says she told Hough to “go to the bathroom and wipe her face off”.
“Isla hoped she got to Julianne before photos were taken,” the source said.
Once the photos got out, Hough received an enormous amount of backlash for her costume choice–which was intended to be “Crazy Eyes” from the popular Netflix show “Orange Is The New Black”–and eventually apologized via Twitter.
“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 wrote.
Surprisingly, there was a spate of costumes this Halloween that involved blackface, which went viral as soon as photos were posted online. The backlash against the wearers has included everything from death threats to job loss.
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I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. (cont) http://t.co/z5guo2Ogfi
— Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) October 26, 2013