Amber Rose has been burning up the dance floor on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars”, but she relates an incident from this week’s show that left her feeling “body shamed” by judge Julianne Hough.
“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] said, ‘Oh, I’m uncomfortable,’ and instantly I felt, I did feel body shamed,” she said.
“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,” she added. “And me, and my body, my hips, my ass, my breasts made her uncomfortable.”
Responding to Rose’s accusation, Hough issued a response to E! “To be clear, that was a produced package, not live coverage and they can put those sound bites anywhere,” she said. “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.”
She added: “Trust me, I’m all for a sexy booty dance! We all know that! And any kind of body shaming goes against everything I believe in.”