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Amber Rose Confronts Julianne Hough For That 'Body Shaming' Comment

October 4, 2016

*Written while jamming out to Beyoncés "Flawless."

ICYMI, Amber Rose said she thought judge Julianne Hough body-shamed her on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Rose opened up about the experience on her podcast, "Loveline," and Monday night, the two publicly addressed the issue.

Wait, back up. What's this about body-shaming?

Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced to Jennifer Lopez's song "Booty" in the style of the salsa. At one point during the routine, she had to lift her leg and Chmerkovskiy dipped her. Rose said this is when Hough said she was "uncomfortable."

"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 ass, my breasts, made her uncomfortable," Rose said.

But last night, Rose confronted Hough head on with class and confidence.

"When you said ['I feel a little uncomfortable,'] I felt very embarrassed," Rose said. "And I felt like you weren't talking about my dance. But if I misunderstood, then I apologize. I'm a very positive person. I don't like to argue or bicker or make things weird."

Hough reassured that she's solely there to judge Rose's dancing, not her body.

Hough said: "I would like to say one thing, also. The thing I love so much about dance is that it's a universal platform for people to express themselves. Any person — whether that is age, height, body shape, ethnicity or sexual orientation — it is something that people can express themselves to do. And for me, I am a huge supporter of that and that alone, and as a judge, I'm here to solely judge you and everyone in this competition for only the dancing. I want you to know that."

Hough also told E! her so-called "uncomfortable" comment was directed toward the lack of energy in the performance.

Rose is a prominent advocate in the feminist community and aims to raise awareness about sexual injustice and gender inequality. Check out her SlutWalk.