Julianne Hough is speaking out after Amber Rose said she felt "body shamed" by the Dancing With the Stars judge when she critiqued her moves on the dance floor.
"My comments were solely reacting to the quality of the dance I was judging," Hough, 28, said in a statement to ET. "I have been a strong proponent of female empowerment and an anti-bullying advocate for years and I take that very seriously."
She added, "Any kind of body shaming is the furthest thing from who I am and what I stand for."
On Play.it's Loveline this week, Rose let it be known that she was not pleased with Hough's remarks about her dance. "They did the commentary, and I, it was a point in the dance where I had to lift my leg up and Maks [Chmerkovskiy] dipped me, and [Hough] said, 'Oh, I'm uncomfortable,' and instantly I felt, I did feel body shamed," the 32-year-old model 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," she continued. "And me, and my body, my hips, my a**, my breasts made her uncomfortable."