‘DWTS’ responds to Amber Rose body-shaming controversy

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Amber Rose sounds off on “Dancing With the Stars” body-shaming controversy, again.


During her podcast this week, “Loveline With Amber Rose,” the voluptuous vixen revealed she felt 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 dipped me & [Julianne] said, ‘Oh, I’m uncomfortable,’ and instantly I felt, I did feel body shamed.” She later added, “And me, and my body, my hips, my ass, my breasts made her uncomfortable.”

Following her performance, Rose tweeted, “Uncomfortable or not I had a blast and tried my best last night on @DancingABC and I respect @juliannehough as a judge. #slutwalk.”


Meanwhile, Hough said her comments were never intended to body shame anyone, telling E! News, “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.” Hough went on to add she’s all here for team bootylicious: “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.”

Fortunately, for Rose, it appears the show is doing their best to make peace. According to E! News, the competition dance series is upping Rose’s sex appeal for Monday’s upcoming show. In a sketch of Rose’s ensemble for her and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Argentine Tango, which will be inspired by the Cirque du Soleil show Zumanity, the talk show host will don an all-black look, complete with garters, a leather choker and thigh-highs. Now, if that’s not a direct response to Rose feeling body-shamed by Hough, we don’t know what is.

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