Celebrity costumes can be inventive and works of creative inspiration.
Or they could be empty-headed disasters.
The worst celebrity costumes tend to be the ones that spark outrage for their cultural insensitivity. Bizarrely, this isn’t limited to Halloween. Macklemore once dressed up as a Nazi caricature of Jews in May, declined to apologize for it, and then deleted his statement that wasn’t an apology.
But because a lot of people dress up in costumes for Halloween, this type of thing tends to happen around the end of October.
Too often, we’ll see celebrities dress up in blackface, as caricatures of other cultural figures, or wear a costume that’s supposed to be some kind of witty commentary on a recent horrific event. They’re all really bad ideas.
Here are 14 celebrities who dressed up in the most outrageous costumes.
Julianne Hough’s blackface for her “Crazy Eyes” costume was one of the most derided in years.
For her 2013 costume, the “Dancing with the Stars” champion went as a “Orange Is the New Black” character.
There’s a history in the United States of white actors wearing black makeup so they could represent black characters and, often, play them stereotypically. The practice is called “blackface.” There’s also a history of discrimination against African-Americans in the country’s movie, television, and theater industries. Taken together, Hough’s costume was in really, really bad taste.
“It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way,” Hough said shortly after the Halloween party. “I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize.”
Hough is far from the only celebrity to wear blackface in a Halloween costume. “American Horror Story” actor Colton Haynes dressed up as Kanye West in 2011. The following year, he darkened his skin again for a …read more
Source:: Business Insider