Amber Rose is currently slaying on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, but the cultural muse/feminist hero took a stand for herself on her podcastLoveline With Amber Rose, in reacting to what she felt was some body-shaming by one of the show's hosts, Julianne Hough.
On Monday's second episode of the season, Rose and her partner Maks Chmerkovskiy did a ferocious salsa number, to JLo's "Booty" (featuring Papa Johns truther Iggy Azalea).
According to Amber:
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.
The star added:
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.
Hough has not surprisingly released a reply statement to E! News, denying said shaming, and blaming this whole thing on the editing, and any audible discomfort on Amber's lack of passion.
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. 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.