Julianne Hough and Amber Rose Hug It Out After DWTS Body Shaming Misunderstanding
Amber Rose revealed that the Dancing with the Stars judge had apologized
The Dancing with the Stars drama has officially been squashed.
After Amber Rose accused Julianne Hough of body shaming her during last week’s hot salsa routine, the women addressed the feud during Monday night’s show. While Rose apologized for the misunderstanding, fans were less than thrilled with the judge’s response, which lacked a formal “sorry.”
However, new pictures from Monday showing Rose and Hough prove that the dispute is water under the bridge.
The snaps show Hough, 28, embracing the model and saying, “That is not who I am, and I’m sorry if that made you feel that way.”
Rose, 32, also tweeted that the pair had made amends, though the full exchange wasn’t shown on television.”
During her Sept. 26 performance, Rose performed a salsa to the tunes of Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty.” During the number, Rose wrapped her leg around pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy before he dipped her towards the ground. As Hough watched during the live performance, she remarked to fellow judge Bruno Tonioli, “I actually feel a little uncomfortable.”
A day later, the model discussed Hough’s comments on Loveline with Amber Rose and accused Hough of making negative comments about her body. “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.”
After Rose’s week four Argentine Tango, host Tom Bergeron asked if the two had been able to talk about their misunderstanding.
“Like I said in the package, when you said that I felt very embarrassed and I felt like you weren’t talking about the 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,” Rose said to Hough.
Hough responded, “I would like to say one thing also. The thing that I love so much about dance is that dance is a universal platform for people to express themselves – any person. Whether that is age or height, body shape, ethnicity, 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. As a judge on this show, I am here to solely judge you and everyone else in this competition for only the dancing. So I want you to know that.”
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.