Hilary Duff apologizes for insensitive Halloween costume


spaminator
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Hilary Duff apologizes for insensitive Halloween costume
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First posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 10:28 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2016 10:44 PM EDT
Singer/actress Hilary Duff has issued a heartfelt apology for causing offence with her Halloween costume after attending a party as a sexy pilgrim.
The So Yesterday star, 29, made her first official public appearance with new boyfriend Jason Walsh on Friday, when they attended George Clooney’s celebrity-packed Casamigos Tequila Halloween bash in Beverly Hills, California.
Hilary showed up for the costume party in a short black dress as she channelled a religious crusader, while trainer Jason went as a Native American chief, complete with feathered headdress and matching face paint.
The image stirred controversy among social media users, who expressed outrage and disappointment at their choice of wardrobe, with many blasting Walsh for his “blatant racism”, particularly in light of the plight of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who are fighting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on sacred land in Sioux County, North Dakota.
One critic declared: “No @HilaryDuff Traditional dress is not a costume and you being dressed as a pilgrim proves to me how insensitive and ignorant you are”, while another added, “Wow. They are grossly out of touch.”
The online uproar prompted Hilary to address the backlash via Twitter (external - login to view) on Sunday.
“I am SO sorry to people I offended with my costume,” she wrote. “It was not properly thought through and I am truly, from the bottom of my (heart) sorry.”
Walsh also turned to social media to express his apologies.
In a post on Instagram (external - login to view), he stated: “I meant no disrespect. I only have admiration for the indigenous people of America. In hindsight I would not have made that decision. I apologize to anyone I may have offended.”
Duff and Walsh showed off their controversial costumes a day after Thor star Chris Hemsworth publicly shared his regret at dressing up as a Native American for a New Year’s Eve party last year.
In his Instagram post, the Australian actor confessed he was “stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue”, adding, “I sincerely and unreservedly apologise to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action.”
His apology was made as he announced his support for the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Hilary Duff, right, and Jason Walsh attend the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

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Angstrom
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What a bunch of little whiners
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Your Halloween costume is offensive.


Whatever it is.
 
Curious Cdn
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She ain't got no pants on.
 
Ludlow
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It's all about the candy. Don't know why adults can't butt out of a good childrens holiday.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

It's all about the candy. Don't know why adults can't butt out of a good childrens holiday.

Cuz they wanna get some. . . candy.
 
taxslave
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Candy's dandy but liquor's quicker.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

She ain't got no pants on.

The lady behind her has on even less.
 
EagleSmack
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Too funny.

I do love watching celebrities squirm though.
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

The lady behind her has on even less.



I noticed that one, too.
 
Corduroy
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Have you people never seen a naked body before? That woman is almost completely covered.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Have you people never seen a naked body before? That woman is almost completely covered.

But in a naked body costume.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Have you people never seen a naked body before? That woman is almost completely covered.

I imagine this crowd'd have a tough time finding a woman that wants to get nekkid with/for them.
 
lone wolf
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Politically correct and Hallowe'en are incompatible. Weenies should stick to their own business
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Politically correct and Hallowe'en are incompatible. Weenies should stick to their own business

That's offensive to Weenie-Americans and Weenie-Canadians.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

That's offensive to Weenie-Americans and Weenie-Canadians.

Are you calling us hollow weenies?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Are you calling us hollow weenies?

Of course not!

Just you.
 
petros
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If I were her I would have worn a Hannah Montana wig.
 
lone wolf
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Miley was using it
 
mentalfloss
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Was she apologising because Hillary Duff was wearing it?
 
darkbeaver
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I drove into myplace earlier this evening to find a kid on the doorstep knocking feverishly while his parents waited in the car for the transaction completion. That's the first visit in years, anyway I had to dissappoint them, that's the fun part about Halloween for me.
 
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