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When actress Julianne Hough came under fire for wearing blackface with her Halloween costume last year, Tamar Braxton saw it all in good fun.

On VH1’s The Big Morning Buzz in Oct. 2013, the reality star defended Hough’s Halloween night portrayal of “Orange Is the New Black” character Crazy Eyes (acted by Uzo Aduba).

“She doesn’t look African-American to me,” Braxton said. “She looks like me with a tan! …I mean,” she clarified, “I am African-American, but I’m just saying—like if you had four tans on top of each other—you know what I’m saying, like the spray tans? That’s what she looks like!”

Braxton added:

“I think people are on team too much right now, cause it’s Halloween, and you should go dressed as you want to,” she continued. “Would you be offended if I wore a conehead and painted myself white?  I mean, it’s not like you are trying to be racist or offensive or anything like that.”

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