BAD DISGUISEMost Controversial Celebrity Halloween Costumes: Ashley Benson’s ‘Cecil the Lion’ and moreThe Daily Beast10.07.15BAD DISGUISEMost Controversial Celebrity Halloween Costumes: Ashley Benson’s ‘Cecil the Lion’ and moreIn light of Ashley Benson's unfortunate 'Cecil the Lion' Halloween costume, here are the worst Halloween costume decisions by the stars.The Daily Beast10.07.15 10:30 PM ETClockwise top left: Reuters, Instagram, X17, Fame Julianne Hough's decision to darken her skin as part of a Halloween homage to Crazy Eyes was the most recent in a long line of celebrity costume choices gone awry. The Daily Beast collected nearly a dozen examples of celebrity costumes that range from simply insensitive to blatantly insulting. via InstagramPretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson knew she messed up, but the internet never forget. The actress was trying on potential Halloween costumes and posting photos to her popular Instagram account, and in one, she posed in a sexy lioness costume replete with the caption, "What do you guys thing of this Cecil the lion costume?" Needless to say, her followers were none too impressed with her choice of the famously murdered African lion, and Benson quickly deleted the post and re-captioned it. Sadly enough, the outfit she was trying on is an actual thing -- the website Yandy.com is offering a skimpy "Cecil the Lion" costume for the grand total of $118.95. Devone Byrd/Pacific Coast News,Devone Byrd, PacificCoastNews This costume should have probably ended with the prison uniforms. But actress Julianne Hough took it a step further, covering her face in dark makeup to portray the character nicknamed "Crazy Eyes" from Netflix hit Orange is the New Black at the Casamigos tequila halloween party in Hollywood. Reuters,© Reuters Photographer / Reuters Possibly the pinnacle of Prince Harry's controversial array of missteps was when he donned a swastika armband and other Nazi garb at a party in 2005. Two weeks later his grandmother led the country's Holocaust memorial events. Instagram Maybe "Disco Africa" wasn't the best party theme to begin with. The party, held last weekend in Milan, was attended by Italian designer Stefano Gabbana, in feathers and leopard print, who posed with a guest covered in tribal stripes and the blackfaced designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua. X17,Maciel-WL/X17online.com Because Chris Brown is physically incapable of doing anything uncontroversial, in 2012 he arrived at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood in a full Taliban soldier getup. Not sure how the commanders would feel about studs in the vest, Chris. Joe Corrigan/Getty,Joe Corrigan Famous for her elaborate costumes and blowout Halloween bash, supermodel Heidi Klum arrived to her 9th annual Halloween party at 1 OAK in New York dressed as Hindu goddess Kali, replete with the severed head hanging from one of her many arms. Hindu leaders were upset by her depiction of the sacred figure, calling her out for being disrespectful and using Hindu culture as a publicity stunt. Phil McCarten/Reuters,© Phil McCarten / Reuters Not long after the horrifying allegations of ongoing child sex abuse at Penn State, Jeff Ross, dressed as the late football coach Joe Paterno, arrived for the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr in Los Angeles in 2012 flanked by two shirtless football players. “If they’re offended by what they see, they can do what Joe Paterno did—look the other way,” he told reporters. Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive, via Getty Sitting next to his then-girlfriend, a bemused Whoopi Goldberg, actor Ted Danson painted his face black and spewed a n-word routine for the New York Friars Club Roast in 1993. Goldberg later admitted she had written the offensive jokes which had stirred up such a controversy. Kevork Djansezian/Getty,Kevork Djansezian Actress-singer Selena Gomez donned a red dress and bindi on her forehead for a seductive performance of her song "Come & Get It" during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The appropriation of religious headwear prompted Hindu religious leaders to demand an apology. Feather headress and all, Gwen Stefani made a questionable decision to portray a Native American squaw in the video for No Doubt's 2012 song, "Looking Hot." Viewers were not impressed with the Wild West storyline, including a scene where Stefani is handcuffed outside the sheriff's office. Splash News Did he or didn't he? John Galliano claims he didn't intend to dress up as an Orthodox Jew for New York's Fashion Week in 2013. Worn two years after the designer was fired for an anti-Semitic rant in a Paris bar, the curled peyot, suit jacket, and hat he wore created controversy with religious leaders. Frederick M. Brown Covered in layers of meat that, in fashion terms can only be called avant garde, Lady Gaga prompted disgust, awe, and outrage after arriving at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010. "What's next: the family cat made into a hat?" PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk asked in a blog post. Billy Crystal was supposed to be family-friendly. In 2012, the Academy Awards opened with a skit involving Justin Bieber, Midnight in Paris, and Crystal donning blackface as Sammy Davis, Jr. While commentators took offense, the late Rat Pack member's daughter said she was "100 percent certain that my father is smiling."