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Derek Hough: Sister's Blackface Costume 'Wasn’t Her Brightest Moment'

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Julianne Hough shocked fans this weekend, appearing in blackface as part of a Halloween costume.  Now, her big brother is coming to her defense. 

In an interview with E! News, Derek Hough opened up about his sister’s recent slip-up.  According to the Dancing With the Stars pro, Julianne is “mortified” by the public outrage over her blackface costume.

“She’s so apologetic,” Derek reveals to E! News.  ”She’s so, so sorry and I just hope that we can all forgive her and move on.”

Derek also says, “Obviously, it wasn’t her brightest moment in her life, but hopefully we can move on."

Julianne attended a Halloween party in Los Angeles Friday night dressed as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.  Hough completed her prison ensemble by covering her skin with dark makeup and knotting her golden locks into “Crazy Eyes’” signature twists.

Following fan backlash, Julianne issued a public apology via Twitter.

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