Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson is upset with Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough, regarding comments she made to his 17-year-old daughter Sadie during Monday night’s performance show. The CEO of Duck Commander voiced his opinion during a brief interview with a photographer while on his way to a venue located on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
When asked to give a review of how his daughter and partner Mark Ballas performed on the most recent episode of DWTS, Robertson and his wife Korie gave the girl extremely high praise, saying that they killed their dance routine and performed excellently. However, the reality television star had some qualms with one of the comments that newly minted judge Julianne Hough gave to her. Hough advised Sadie to get more down and dirty with her dancing, a suggestion that the 42-year-old felt was inappropriate given the girl’s young age. He told the photographer that he planned to have a talk with Hough in order to discuss the nature of the remark, as her dancing advice was definitely not what he felt his 17-year-old daughter should be engaging in. He also joked that the next time his daughter performed, she would be in full Duck Commander gear as to keep those kind of thoughts to a minimum. When asked about the remark in question, Hough said that she in no way meant to suggest Robertson’s daughter should act provocatively, and that she was merely distracted due to the realization that Sadie’s father was in the audience. Hough claims she was so surprised by the Duck Commander CEO’s presence that she gave the comment to Sadie without even really considering what she was saying.
Robertson’s eldest daughter has been thriving during her time on the most recent season of the show, which began last Monday. The judges have so far been immensely impressed with the girl’s dancing ability, given that she has had no extensive prior choreography training, nor is she very experienced in any form of dance due to dancing being banned at her current high school in Louisiana. Sadie herself has commented on the adjustment of going from never dancing at all to dancing in front of 15 million people, stating that it is just as much a challenge as it is enjoyable. She views it as a new experience, and says she will always treasure the time she spends on the show regardless of when or if she gets eliminated. Both of Sadie’s parents have been present at performance and elimination shows so far, with her father tearing up with emotion on more than on occasion while watching his daughter’s progress and listening to the judge’s give their praise regarding her performances. Sadie and her partner Mark were easily voted into the next round of the competition, after escaping the bottom three couples altogether two weeks in a row.
It remains to be seen whether or not Willie Robertson will remain upset with Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough for the comments she made to his daughter this past Monday. For now, however, the Duck Dynasty star does not seem to be too determined to pursue the matter.
by Rebecca Grace