I suppose it was inevitable. Julianne Hough, a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars turned singer and actor drew a considerable amount of attention to herself leading up to Halloween 2013 for wearing black-face for her Halloween costume.
Hough has been decried in allquarters as hopelessly out of touch. Black-face is a relic of 1800’s and early 1900’s ministerial shows which savagely displayed African Americans as illiterate jokers happy with their plight in life. But Hough grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ), sometimes inadvertently called the Mormon Church, and even though she no longer practices the faith, finding the celebrity lifestyle too appealing, it was only a matter of time before someone accused Hough’s religious upbringing for her racist mistake. (more…)