Amber Rose Is Calling Out Julianne Hough for Body Shaming on DWTS
Amber Rose isn’t exactly one to keep quiet or back down when something’s bothering her. Whether she’s having her say regarding the Kanye vs. Taylor Swift feud or backing her bestie, Blac Chyna (who gave Rob Kardashian a taste of his own medicine this morning), through all her ups and downs, if it’s weighing on the talk show host, you’re gonna hear about it. Which is exactly why she’s speaking out about the fact that, while competing on this season’s Dancing With the Stars, she felt body shamed by DWTS veteran, Julianne Hough.
Chatting with fellow host Dr. Chris Donaghue during the next episode of Play.it’s Loveline With Amber Rose, Amber revealed that a recent judging session with Julianne left her feeling less than stellar. As she explained, “Last night was like, they did the commentary… 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.” Oof.
She added, “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. And me, and my body, my hips, my a**, my breasts made her uncomfortable.” Oh, my.
Speaking out in her own defense, pro dancer Julianne spoke to E! herself on the matter, saying the entire sitch was misconstrued. “To be clear, that was a produced package, not live coverage, and they can put those sound bites anywhere. 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.”
Not only that, Julianne claims, “I’m ALL for a sexy booty dance!! We all know that!! And any kind of body shaming goes against everything I believe in.” That’s definitely good to hear.
Now, let those booties shake, ladies!
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(h/t E!, photos via Alberto E. Rodriguez + Frederick M. Brown/Getty)