• ashleyofcourse

    blackface is illegal/frowned upon so id say yes shes being racist if she did.
    but her face looks white though? who is she even trying to be?

  • MyNameIsLaura

    Omg seriously. Why don’t you guys go watch orange is the new black or at least do some research before accusing someone of being a racist. She’s dressed like crazy eyes from orange is the new black

    • Madison

      Yea but she did the blackface , which is a racial dig in history

      • MyNameIsLaura

        No it’s not. Chill out there is not other meaning behind this

        • MyNameIsLaura

          I’m from europe and this is the first time i’ve ever heard of the term blackface and i just think it’s so ridiculous. Some are black some are white only people who care about different skincolors make a fuss about it. In my country we have zwarte piet. We have a holiday where an older man just like santa gives kids presents and he’s helpers have black faces because they go through chimneys to get inside of the houses and give the presents. Why take it so seriously? I’m half congolese wich is in africa but i’m white. My mom is black and so are two of my sisters. there is no difference so i couldn’t care less about blackface

          • onegirl

            Please be educated before you speak. You have no understanding of American history. Painting your face black during performance was a form of mockery at the expense of the african american race–very frequently cementing and proliferating racist images, attitudes and perceptions. So for you, in Europe, the historical context of painting your face black is obviously not as relevant being that it has no offensive undertones like in America :/ Just because you don’t find something offensive or take something seriously doesn’t mean that it isn’t offensive or serious to someone else in its own right. Shows how important it is to really think things through before doing them :) it happens to all of us. Julianne may not have intentionally been trying to offend anyone at all but dont be so quick to disparage peoples feelings. She made a mistake :) but she apologized its all gooood

          • ashleyofcourse

            bless :)

          • laura

            actually you should do research about European History as well.. it is said that those helpers are actually black slaves which is causing a lot of discussion in the countries where this holiday is celebrated.
            Anyway, Julianne is just dressed as a character of a show, who is black, so I don’t get what’s so racist about that.
            Plus, I think it’s more racist to have something called ‘blackface’ (seriously what even is that?) than dress up as a black character from a show.

          • MyNameIsLaura

            Let me just explain myself again. I may have not known about that part of the american history wich is acceptable. But this was not about that. I guess i would never take this offensive and i don’t really understand why anyone else would.

          • immabetrolling

            Do you know what blackface implies? I don’t mean to be rude, but that’s a very ignorant comment you just made. Of course you won’t have heard it in Europe, because it has to do with slavery in the USA. White people used blackface to mock black slaves in theater, and making very ugly stereotypes of them while playing a blackface character. I don’t know much about it because I’m not from the USA, but I hope you get the idea of why people got so offended.

          • laura

            You can’t blame us for not having heard of it. To be honest, I thought Blackface meant ‘a typical face that black people pull’ but after someone explained it for us, it got way clearer.

    • live.love.learn.

      I knew she looked familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on it! I love that show. Crazy Eyes is such an eccentric character

    • ashleyofcourse

      research ingrained racism, many of you fit into that category…

  • noneya

    Looks like something from Orange is The New Black

  • Becca

    lmao oh big deal, she wasn’t trying to be racist, people need to lighten up in this world

    • noneya

      you’re probably white…

      • Becca

        i’m native american, what’s it to you what my race is?

        • noneya

          A LOT.

          • shawn

            look at you being so tough behind your keyboard, this coming from a AFRICAN AMERICAN. and i see nothing wrong with it. Its new times stfu.

          • ashleyofcourse

            ill say ‘new times’ when racism is over for everyone.

          • Anon

            Get off your soap box. In history, yes, blackface was a horrible thing that happened. Yes it was culturally insensitive for Julianne to do it now. But this society is not that society. I always hear about white people being racist but the most racist people i have ever met have been non-caucasian. And thats not to say that all black people are racist just like not all white people are. We, people as a species, are entirely to sensitive and uppity these days. The current population should not be punished for the sins of those who came before us. Halloween should not be made to be such a politically driven ooccasion. Its about having harmless fun. Chill.

          • ashleyofcourse

            strange how i was actually defending your comment, in a way, before…..but i guess you wanted to switch sides….
            anyhoo, i dont own a soap box, i own dignity and common sense.
            not to say that youre stupid, because youre probably not. but i am going to guess and say youre young…
            “The current population should not be punished for the sins of those who came before us” is so true….except for the fact that we have so many roaming around today with the same mentality of those from the earlier times. hence why i said ill only say new times as soon as racism is over. racism is old and tiring but just doesnt seem to want to leave our world…
            and why i said before that i think you might be young is because i dont think you have really been able to see outside of your level. i dont want to say too much on that here because the majority of the posters are young and i dont want to be attacked by people who dont know what theyre talking about. but if youre black [[and even if youre not]] do educate yourself more about race in america. its not as ‘chill’ as you think. im not saying we should picket every offense done to us, but to shrug things off when we could be saying hey thats not cool, isnt going to help our cause.

          • Anon

            What was that about not owning a soap box?
            By the way. Not young. College educated.

    • immabetrolling

      I don’t think she was, either. But given the historical context behind the blackface, it’s easy to see why people found it offensive.

  • in jesus name i pray amen

    im just confused as to why Vanessa Hudgen’s friend is dressed like that… like what is that.

  • threelittlebirds

    she just looks overly tan… why do people still need to throw the racist card?

  • Anon

    How on earth is that racist.. Her skin just looks tan..

  • Amy

    In other pictures you can tell that she really was doing blackface. I think some of you don’t understand the historical implications of blackface. It is highly frowned upon and in some cases is illegal.

  • Meela

    OMG she’s dressed as crazy eyes from orange is the new black who is of African American ethnicity Julianne is getting into character there nothing more too it , she isn’t being racist

    • immabetrolling

      She already apologized for wearing a blackface costume. So no, she wasn’t being Crazy Eyes.

  • GirlFromYourDreams

    Black Face is usually very very dark. I don’t consider this black face. This just looks like she has the wrong shade of foundation or used way to much bronzer. Plus she is emulating a character from a TV show for Halloween. I don’t have a problem with it.

    • Mia

      There are many shades to “black people” she doesn’t have to be completely dark to portray a black person.black face is blackface..no matter what shade what it represents is all the same

  • Sigh.

    All of you saying this isn’t racist… you guys are so stupid. Yes, SHE is not racist, but her MAKE-UP is. For those of you who do not know, blackface was once used as a form of entertainment among whites to ridicule darker skin tones and the African American culture. It’s just as offensive as someone pulling their eyes back to look Chinese, or someone saying all Hispanic people (Spanish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, ect.) are the same. It’s politically incorrect, offensive in it’s own right, and YES, is illegal in some areas of the US. While no one knows if Julianne is racist (her being a blonde hair/blue eyed Republican from Utah doesn’t help) and if her attitude for her costume was purely innocent… it IS racist. She most likely is not, but her entire attire is. Educate yourselves, dammit.

  • RedneckAtHeart

    How about you watch a little tv once in a while… She’s dressed as “crazy eyes” from Orange is the new black…. Nothing racist about it..

    • Amy

      It’s not about her dressing up as the character. It is about her changing her skin color to imitate being black. Blackface is historically very racist and so anytime anyone does it, it can be considered racist. Referencing the comment above yours, would you consider it racist if she puller her eyes back to look Asian if she was being an Asian character for Halloween? I think most people would. This is the same concept.

      • RedneckAtHeart

        Did people bother to think that maybe she doesn’t understand “blackface” , that she was just really into the costume and it didn’t cross her mind? Not many people think about things like that while picking something out and getting dressed… I’m sure once she sees the backlash she will release a statement, will that make you all feel better?

        • ashleyofcourse

          lmao wow.
          wouldnt that be the point though?
          to call her out?
          first of all, shes a grown woman in america so im sure shes aware of how wrong blackface is. but since you like to give her benefit of the doubt, then fine, lets say she didnt know. that still doesnt change anything. she did wrong and so naturally what happens next is we correct her so next time she wont mess up.
          mind you no one attacked her in any of the previous comments, so your blase attitude in your defense for her troubles me…..

          • Nancy

            Wasn’t going to comment but felt the need to say that You are coming across as a douche.

          • ashleyofcourse

            then douche i shall be, love.
            if you are fine with someone being insensitive to you or your people, thats cool really. but i dont stand for it.

          • Nancy

            There is being sensitive (and rightly so in this case) and then there is being oversensitive and badgering and lecturing people which is what you are doing here. You are not the world appointed defender of the African American race. Yes it is an important issue that deserves attention but give it a rest already. I was offended but not that offended.

          • laura

            ok now that I get the term ‘blackface’, I still don’t think this is racist since she is dressing up as a character. I mean, if you dress up as a vampire you’ll paint your face white, right? If you dress up as Spongebob, you’ll paint your face yellow because that’s just its skintone. It’s not to make fun of anything.
            If you would get out of your bubble, you’d actually be able to tell it’s not racism at all but you just still feel incredibly offended after all these years. And yes, the world still isn’t fair and black people indeed do get less opportunities than white people, I’m not denying that all. But it is getting better and there is definitely less racism than there used to be. But it’s not all gone but it will be, some day. There’s just too many stupid people on this planet..
            But for now, I think you just shouldn’t see racism in things that aren’t racist at all.

          • ashleyofcourse

            okay so you do seem to get it a little bit more than i thought. but we seem to have a misunderstanding.
            im not blowing up/lecturing because of what julianne did. i saw this post in the morning and moved on with life. OU didnt update any new posts so i came back here cause i realized there were 30 new comments. my aggressive commenting is targeted at the posters who tried to brush it off. thats where my anger comes from. because in life where we are always pushed to the side, little things like people saying ‘oh its no big deal’ does get to me. cause i feel the more that happens, then the more offensive things will slowly be allowed. i do apologize for sounding so attacking in my comments but you know its 2013 and we still deal with racism, while we now have iPhone 5000. technology seems to be moving along….why cant people?

          • laura

            Same reason why some people won’t accept gays: because they’re narrowminded..
            it’s ok btw, I get why you were upset because of all this :)
            It’s just that, I see this in my country a lot, people who are from a different race often think someone is being racist when in fact that person is not. And I kind of felt that this was happening here. Also, I feel like this is for some reason a way bigger issue in America than it is in Europe. I mean there is still a lot of racism towards Morrocan and Turkish people, just because there are these rotten apples who are ruining everything for other people… But idk I can’t remember there being discussions about something as ‘blackface’ and such and we don’t seem to have so many discussions about racism except for that one, incredibly stupid discussion about Zwarte Piet..
            So I guess, what I am trying to say is that as long people keep having this grudge against a race (whether it are black people or caucasians) racism won’t go away. I think we all got to accept that what’s passed is the past and that you can’t hold this grudge towards other people who have nothing to do with it.
            ps: sorry for this text full of shit :s

          • ashleyofcourse

            yeahh i try not to bring it up sometimes cause even i say to leave it behind cause its the past. but it can be hard at times cause it did affect alot of what happens today :/ i have heard also about europe not being as racist as america actually so i understand why i came off a little adamant about it. im so jealouss now of you loll and btw when this all happened last night something weird happened. every new reply that i got all said it was from the same person hahaa thats why i kept on about it, i thought i was debating with the same person or else i would have let it go. im not that crazy in real life xD

          • laura

            I bet America will catch on with Europe some time haha
            The thing is that here in Europe we don’t have as many black people as in America but we do have more people from Morocco or Turkey (and some other countries of which I don’t know the English name). So trust me, there’s still racism but it’s mostly either old people (they can’t help it you know) or the ones that are pro extreme right parties (is that what you call it?).
            It’s weird though that America is called the Land of the Free if you think about it..
            But I do love having these discussions though because it enriches your brain haha and also because I didn’t know racism is still such a big problem because in Europe it isn’t as bad.
            And you’re not crazy! I can totally understand why you felt offended :)

          • ashleyofcourse

            hahaa yeah i know, every year in high during history class all the students say the same thing: ohh so this country isnt really free/fair
            but hey its home. hopefully God willing itll get better :) thanks for understanding!!

          • RedneckAtHeart

            I get why people are getting offended, and had this been for anything other than a Halloween costume I would have to, but it wasn’t. I can see where my last sentence comes off with a bit of attitude, but the other comments were a bit on the rude side, so I didn’t feel bad for it. Don’t you think it’s a bit rude for people to sit here and judge her and call her racist over a COSTUME? I’ve walked around my neighborhoods before and have seen African American(?) , black (?) people dressed as a “white character” and had make-up on to make their face lighter. Should I get offended and start calling them racist? I don’t because they are just portraying a character.

          • Smh.

            Because white people weren’t discriminated against, so of course your ass wouldn’t be offended.

          • RedneckAtHeart

            All because I’m white doesn’t mean I don’t get offended by racism.. There have been many times on here where people have been down right disgusting with racism and I’ve jumped down their throats about it. As I said, had it not been for a Halloween costume I would have felt a whole lot different about it and I also see why people are getting offended…

          • ashleyofcourse

            actually i never called her racist. i said what she did was racist. i dont know julianne. i mean to be honest if someone did white face and it doesnt bother you thats fine, but that sort of thing offends me though.

          • RedneckAtHeart

            I never said you did lol, I said that others were and that’s why I said what I said.. Some people just lack common sense when it comes to things like this and they don’t really think about what the repercussions. I’m truly sorry that you got offended, but know that I’m on your side. <— Sounds weird, but true lol. I've always said I'm only racist against racist people..

          • ashleyofcourse

            lol so long as we’re fighting for peace :)

          • RedneckAtHeart

            Only thing I fight for other than my family :)

  • Mia

    She didn’t have to put on make up to look black ..she could have done without it..I don’t think she is racist but it was very distasteful ..if she has to darken her skin in order to pull off the character then or was a poor choice of costume.. if a person of color wanted to be miley all they would have to do is dress like her..they roil don’t have to whitening their skin to know it miley..same with dressing as batman or peterpan or any other character of an opposite race one is portraying

  • anon
  • anon

    I get it now. I was looking at these pic on this post and didn’t get where the controversy came from
    http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1497394.1382802244!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/107440pcn-julianne.jpgc

  • Rosemary

    I didn’t get what everyone was talking about until I looked at different pictures with better lighting. These pictures don’t show the Blackface as much.

  • Rosemary

    So disrespectful…

  • Liza

    Definitely don’t think she’s racist but she IS ignorant.

  • Lils

    Not racist..so if a black woman, wants to be Miley or Lady Gaga for halloween and wears a blond wig so, is she being racist? I feel tha the U.S people have double standards, I’m from Colombia an we have a “carnaval” where one day everyone uses flour or powder to be “white” and the next day everybody paint their faces or part of it to be “black”; is a symbolism that we are all equal no matter the color of your skin, some people is over sensitive

    • ashleyofcourse

      you have a different culture, youre raised differently. so to judge others based on soemthing youre not familiar with isnt wise.
      also, hair isnt the same. no one is stressing about juliannes hair. blonde wigs on anyone is fine. her doing her hair like crazy eyes is fine. the issue is the face. you dont change your skin color. many black women have been white characters for halloween, how many of them actually use white make up?

  • ashleyofcourse

    a couple of you posters are touching on the fact that it’s supposedly ‘okay’ to do blackface? i dont know you or where you went to school but i can tell you now that no, blackface is not accepted.
    how many non white girls do you see prancing around in whiteface make up when they dress up as dorothy? hm? wouldnt that be a little strange??
    and if someone were to wear whiteface and you werent offended by it, good for you but guess what?
    your race/color has not been traumatized and robbed for hundreds of years and degraded in several ways. idc that slavery doesnt exist today. such idiotic actions done by white people left an astounding unfortunate impression on our people. so when things like this happen, yes some black people, including myself, take it personally.
    and also it sounds and is unintelligent for one to say that a group of people shouldnt be offended by something just because he/she isnt offended, especially if youre not even in that particular group….#EducateYourself

    • laura

      Please, Hitler has killed shit loads of people but no we have never been traumatized.
      The only person being racist here, is you if you ask me. Us Europeans don’t hate the Germans anymore because they can’t help it there was once this asshole who decided to get all these people killed. This even happened after slavery but you don’t hear us nagging anymore.
      I think it became about time that you’d start forgetting about the past as well and woul stop being so racist toward white people instead of calling us racist because this bullshit is really boring me.

      • ashleyofcourse

        except im not racist :) nor did i call julianne racist. but what she did is racist. one.
        two: if calling someone out for their wrong is racist, then i dont know what to tell you.
        and three: i will officially end this argument here for two reasons: you made it clear that you are white which is most likely why you dont get it, so debating with you on something you dont seem to understand is a waste of both our times. and also because because you just said people arent traumatized because of what hitler did. and sidenote i have met jews who dont like germans, but thats besides the point because im not saying anyone should hate anyone.

      • Amy

        You seem to not understand this whole situation. Ashleyofcourse is making very reasonable arguments. And she isn’t calling white people in general racist, only the ones who do racist things. Let me spell this out for you in a way that might make more sense. Using blackface has the same racist connotations as the n word. They both have historical significance regarding the treatment of people of African decent in the US. So think about it this way. Would you find it acceptable for people to go around using the n word? Would you think it wasn’t racist? Would you say we should forget what that word meant in the past because the past is over and done with?

        • laura

          Actually, in the country I live in that word isn’t considered racist. The ‘n word’ here just means where they are from, they’re origin and has never meant something racist here nor have there been complaints. But because it is perceived as offensive in America, you are not allowed to call black people like that anymore in Europe either.
          Plus, if you’d read a few comments above this one you could actually see how we are both having a friendly conversation and that there is no need to treat me like someone with a mental disability.
          Because I am from Europe, I don’t experience things like this since there is less racism over here.
          So, I actually do understand this situation but I also think that what has passed is the past.
          I mean, I’m part jew (like a little part) and my grandfather has told many stories about family members who went to these camps and survived or died but that doesn’t mean that I hate Germans now. If anything, I freaking love Germany. What I am trying to say is that, if someone is dressing up as a character from a show or movie or whatever, and that character happens to be black, it shouldn’t be considered black face because it is not meant to mock or hurt anyone.

  • Anon

    I’m sure she never once thought for even a second that some people would find her halloween choices offensive.

  • katie

    this is not blackface, do a google search of black face and then look at what she has on her face. This just looks like a dark foundation or a bad fake tan…

    • Amy

      Blackface means applying something to your face such as paint or foundation to change it’s color. As long as you are changing your skin from white to some shade of brown or black in order to emulate someone that is black, it is considered blackface.