Derek Hough: Amber Rose's comments are just false
Derek Hough has branded Amber Rose's body shaming comments as "just false".
The 32-year-old model claimed last week that she felt judge Julianne Hough was criticising her figure when she said she felt "uncomfortable" watching Amber's salsa on 'Dancing with the Stars'.
However, Derek - who is the brother of Julianne and also a former professional dancer on the show - has claimed that isn't the case at all.
Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', the 31-year-old dancer said: "I think we all know Julianne and she is a huge advocate for being kind. You get your feelings hurt when you're on the show, I understand she felt bummed out.
"But to say [Julianne] was [body shaming] is definitely just false. Julianne's the complete opposite of that, and she stands for everything that's [the opposite of] body shaming."
was competing in this year's 'Dancing with the Stars'
And Julianne, 28, echoed the thoughts of her brother after she made a public statement, saying the coverage was edited and her comments were not relative to the footage being shown at the time.
She said: "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."
In the original comments, Amber - who has lost around 10lbs since being partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy - said there was no difference between her and the "beautiful professional dancers", but that Julianne felt uncomfortable with Amber's weight.
She said: "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.
"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."