Amber Rose Will 'Embrace Her Body' In a Sexy DWTS Routine After Feeling Body Shamed By Julianne Hough, Says Source
The season 23 contestant is ready to tackle the tango after Hough's controversial comments
After Amber Rose revealed that she felt body shamed when judge Julianne Hough commented on her week three “Booty” salsa with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the Dancing with the Stars contestant is now ready to tackle the tango!
“Amber is really embracing her body this week and dancing a really sexy Argentine tango,” a source tells PEOPLE.
On her latest Loveline with Amber Rose, the mother of one explained why Hough’s comments didn’t sit right with her.
“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,” Rose, 32, 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. And me, and my body, my hips, my ass, my breasts made her uncomfortable,” she concluded.
However, Hough is setting the record straight.
“My comments were solely reacting to the quality of the dance I was judging,” the DWTS judge tells PEOPLE. “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.”
Come Monday’s episode of DWTS, viewers can expect to hear Hough address the controversy.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.