Amber Rose just slammed Julianne Hough for allegedly body shaming her during her week three ‘Booty’ salsa performance on Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday, Entertainment Tonight reports.
In her radio show “Loveline with Amber Rose,” the 32-year-old fashion designer said that she felt “body-shamed” for a comment Hough made at one point during her dance performance.
“Last night was like, they did the commentary, and I, it was a point in the dance where I had to lift my leg up and Maks [Chmerkovskiy] dipped me and [Julianne Hough] said, ‘Oh, I’m uncomfortable,’ and instantly I felt, I did feel body shamed,” Amber said.
Rose pointed out that there were many other dance performers on the show who dressed sexy like her but, unlike her, still gained a lot of respect.
“You know, all the beautiful professional dancers that are on Dancing With the Stars, I mean they dress very sexy and they do the splits and they grind up on these guys and they look absolutely stunning and get a standing ovation,” Amber Rose explained.
“And me, and my body, my hips, my ass, my breasts made her uncomfortable,” Rose added.
Amber and her professional partner Maksim were the last pair to be called safe on Tuesday’s show.
Rose tweeted again, “Uncomfortable or not I had a blast and tried my best last night on @DancingABC and I respect @juliannehough as a judge. #slutwalk.”
But while Rose and Maksim’s salsa performance made a favorable impression on head judge Len Goodman, the rest of the judges thought that the dance was “too hip hop.”
Julianne could indeed be heard saying “I’m uncomfortable” during one part in the performance.
Not long after Amber Rose aired her grievances about Julianne’s comment, the DWTS judge clarified that the remark she made was just a reaction to “the quality of the dance.”
“To be clear, that was a produced package, not live coverage and they can put those sound bites anywhere,” Julianne, 28, said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.“My ‘uncomfortable’ comment was about the fact that I felt like I wanted more out of the performance – when someone is doing a hot, sexy dance like that without the right amount of energy that is required, it can be uncomfortable to watch.”
Hough added that she’s “all for a sexy booty dance.”
Julianne added that she was a strong advocate for women empowerment, and that it is something that she takes very seriously.
“Any kind of body shaming goes against everything I believe in,” Hough explained.
“My comments were solely reacting to the quality of the dance I was judging,” Hough told ET. “I have been a strong proponent of female empowerment and an anti-bullying advocate for years and I take that very seriously.”
“Any kind of body shaming is the furthest thing from who I am and what I stand for, she concluded.
Amber Rose’s dance partner Maks Chmerkovskiy corroborated the American actress’s statement. In his blog for Entertainment Weekly, he wrote that it would have been better if the judges had “a bit more constructive criticism” for Rose.
“I did feel like it was hard to attach Salsa to that J. Lo song, but as I said during the episode, I think we were given that song for a reason,” he said, adding: “It made me so upset to see how sad Amber was after the judges’ comments,” Chmerkovsiy said.
Amber Rose is set to host her annual Slutwork in Los Angeles on Saturday. The day festival was also set up to draw attention to sexual injustice, victim blaming, and derogatory labeling and general inequality.
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