Hilary Duff Apologizes After Halloween Costume Backlash

Hilary Duff has responded to the backlash over her controversial Halloween costume. 

The “Younger” star and her boyfriend, Jason Walsh, caused a social media uproar after attending a party in Los Angeles on Friday night dressed as a pilgrim and Native American, respectively.

Many users felt the joint ensemble displayed a lack of respect or cultural sensitivity, and Hilary reached out via Twitter on Sunday to apologize to those she offended.

The singer told her followers that she hadn’t realized at the time how her and Jason’s outfits could be perceived.

“It was not properly thought through,” she tweeted. “And I am truly from the bottom of my [heart] sorry.”

Jason soon followed suit with an apology of his own, posting an Instagram meme explaining that he “meant no disrespect” and has only “admiration for the indigenous people of America.”

The personal trainer added that “in hindsight,” he would have acted differently.

Hilary and Jason aren’t the only celebs making amends for a similar issue. 

Earlier this week, “Avengers” star Chris Hemsworth apologized for having worn a Native American costume at a “Lone Ranger”-themed New Year’s Eve party last year.

I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue,” he wrote on Instagram, while also sharing his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

— Erin Biglow