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What a difference a week makes. After Amber Rose revealed that she felt body shamed by Julianne Hough during last week's episode of Dancing With the Stars (which the DWTS judge refuted in a statement), the two women settled their beef on this week's episode.
According to Just Jared, Amber addressed the incident with the pro dancer during the latest episode. “I felt you weren’t talking about my dance,” the contestant said. “But if I misunderstood, I apologize. I’m a very positive person. I don’t like to argue or bicker or make things weird, so moving forward, I just want complete positive energy.”
Julianne reiterated that her comments were solely about Amber's performance and nothing else — a similar sentiment to what she said in a statement last week. She added, “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," she explained. "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.”
Controversy ignited after last week's episode, when Amber went on her podcast saying she felt her body was being criticized by the former DWTS pro when she performed a salsa with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy to Jennifer Lopez's track "Booty." "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," Amber said. Julianne was quick to clarify her comment in a statement to PEOPLE last week. "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."
However, Amber cleared the air on Twitter following this week's episode. "Rosebuds! @juliannehough did apologize to me for the way her comment came off. The crowd was clapping loud at the time #GirlPower," she wrote.
Below, relive a moment from Amber's Watch What Happens Live appearance.
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