Elle France's beauty editor is under fire for wearing a blackface costume to a party over the weekend, the Huffington Post reports. Jeanne Deroo went to a private party and dressed up as singer Solange Knowles wearing an afro and dark makeup.
When she uploaded the photo to her Instagram account it caused a social media firestorm. Deroo apologized for the costume on Twitter saying that she didn't realize the costume would be offensive.
"I realise how much the fact of painting oneself brown is an offensive act. I didn't realise the seriousness of my action when I went to a private party last Saturday evening, which the theme was 'Icons,' and where I chose to embody Solange Knowles, of whom I am a fan," she said. "During this private party, I posted a picture of myself on my Instagram without intention of hurting anyone. I deeply regret and would like to present all my apologies."
"I would also like to indicate that this picture published in a private context does not involve in any way the french ELLE magazine I work for, and I am sorry for the prejudice it has caused," Deroo continued.
Recently Julianne Hough also came under fire for her blackface Halloween costume. The former "Dancing With the Stars" pro dressed up as Crazy Eyes from "Orange is the New Black."
People criticized Hough for the insensitive costume. The actress who plays Crazy Eyes, Uzo Aduba, spoke out telling E! Online that it was time for people to move on.
"I think maybe it was an unfortunate event, but she apologized and I feel like we can all move on," she said
Hough issued an apology soon after she came under fire on Twitter writing:
"I am a huge fan of the show 'Orange is the New Black,' actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize."