"I'm horrified!" she said. "I never meant to hurt anybody's feelings. I love Diana Ross, and I respect Diana Ross, you know? It was really kind of a tribute to her. It was Halloween."
When Andy brought up that the "issue" was that Luann colored her skin, she assured him she didn't.
"I had bronzer on that I wear normally, like the rest of my skin," she said. "I'm tan like [I am] right now, so I didn't add anything. I would never, ever dream of doing a blackface, ever. So I'm very sorry to everyone out there if I offended anyone."
Entertainment Tonight reporter Nischelle Turner asked also asked Luann about the costume in a recent interview, saying she was "taken aback" by the choice and that she sensed Lu would receive some backlash following the premiere. And right she was.
"There are people who interpreted that as you in blackface," Turner, a black woman, said to Luann.
"I didn't," Luann replied. "I had makeup on, but not anything that would make me look--"
In a final attempt to get Luann to see a perspective different from her own, Turner asked the reality star if she could see how other people might interpret the costume.
"Yeah, sure I can. Sure I can," Luann said. "And of course, I don't mean to offend anyone by being Diana Ross for Halloween. It just didn't even enter my mind. I wasn't at all worried about that, and all of a sudden, it's become a thing -- which, I'm so sorry! So I apologize."
I would like to clear the air, I love and respect Diana Ross, this was my tribute to her I was showing my sincere admiration. I in no way altered my skin color and I did not mean to offend anyone.