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Ten years ago, Julianne Hough first danced her way into the spotlight as a professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars. After taking home two mirrorball trophies and dancing for several seasons, Hough left the show to pursue other aspects of her career, including her passion for country music.
But even as Hough has found success as a singer, actress, fitness clothing designer, and much more, she’s always returned to the place where she got her start. For three seasons Hough served as a judge on the show, and after taking a season off she returned for the season that is currently on the air.
The judges on Dancing With the Stars have never tried to sugar coat their commentary on the contestants’ dances, and make it clear when a certain dance just wasn’t good. This week, Hough wasn’t really a huge fan of one of the contestant’s dances, and her comments about it weren’t received well.
Amber Rose, a model, actress, and fashion designer, danced a sexy salsa with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, earning a score of 25 from the judges. However, it wasn’t their low score that upset Rose, rather, she wasn’t pleased with Hough’s commentary.
Rose has accused Hough of “body shaming” her, after Hough made a comment that a certain move made her feel “uncomfortable”:
“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…me, and my body, my hips, my a–, my breasts made her uncomfortable.”
But Hough claimed in an interview with E! News that Rose took her comment all wrong. She stated it wasn’t Rose’s body that made her uncomfortable, but the dance in general.
“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,” she said.
Hough went on to add that the comment was not even a part of the live coverage and was actually a sound bite, so the show was able to put that in anywhere it wanted to.
You can watch Rose’s dance that’s generated so much buzz in the following video. Then let us know your thoughts about this story in the comments below!
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