Rose took offense and talked about it on her podcastLoveline with Amber Rose the next day. “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.”
Hough responded immediately by stating she was only commenting about the dance and would never body shame anyone. “My comments were solely reacting to the quality of the dance I was judging… Trust me I’m ALL for a sexy booty dance!And any kind of body shaming goes against everything I believe in.”
After her performance this Monday, Rose addressed the drama during the live show. “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.”
Hough applauded Rose and further clarified the commentary. “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.”
Backstage, Rose spoke to reporters (via People) and said, “Last week was really hard for me. When she said that … I was just like, ‘How did my salsa make you that uncomfortable?’ But she said that it wasn’t like that and it was just pertaining to my dance and I believe her.”
The TV personality added, “So, I love that it’s just all positivity now and just moving forward. People react to things differently. I wouldn’t have reacted that way, but everyone does,” she continued. “It’s cool. I’m glad that it’s over and done and we’re just moving forward.”
Done and done.