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Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller: The DWTS Guys Are Jealous

July 25, 2012 04:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Dance Moms sergeant teacher Abby Lee Miller made an appearance last weekend at the Teen Choice Awards. While there, she offered a few choice words for her detractors (which just happen to include Dancing with the Stars pros Derek Hough, Louis van Amstel and Mark Ballas). Keep reading to find out what Abby Lee had to say.

Dancing with the Stars pros Derek Hough, Loui van Amstel and Mark Ballas have repeatedly spoken out against Abby Lee Miller’s infamous teaching methods. In one tweet, Ballas said, “Dance is meant to be fun and inspirational, not abusive. Kids are impressionable and I don’t want young children being afraid to take up dance because of this lady.”

Derek Hough added, “I’m sorry but this Dance mom show is straight up abusive. Kids Run !!!!!! It ain’t right. Child abuse isn’t right. I’m livid right now. I believe in discipline and a strong work ethic. But there is nothing productive about screaming and making little girls cry over being on the wrong foot.”

Abby Lee is used to receiving criticism. She gets it all the time on her show. Her take on the haters? “You know, the criticism is from the dance community and they’re all just jealous that they don’t have a show.” Yeah, that’s right. Three dancers on one of prime time TV’s most successful shows are jealous of Abby.

“Come on,” Abby adds, “if Lifetime approached them, you don’t think they would have said yes?” Maybe, Abby, but that’s not the point. When three incredibly successful dancers criticize your teaching methods, their sole motive is probably not jealousy. Maybe, just maybe, they think that your show is reflecting badly on the ordinarily civil dance world.

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2 Responses to “Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller: The DWTS Guys Are Jealous”

  1. MacKenzie Says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Yeah Abby keep telling yourself that! They have been on television long before you were and are more well known and they are known in a positive way, so I doubt if they are just jealous of you. They don’t have to say “yes” if Lifetime approaches them because they are on a bigger show that gets more ratings which airs on a much bigger network!

  2. Andrea Valdez Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    It’s really a ‘scripted’ reality show anyway. It’s why everyone loves it, because you love to hate it. Lifetime didn’t approach her though (although it makes better press if people think they did). I read somewhere that the producer of the show has been shopping this idea around to several cable networks for a couple of years now. Lifetime just made an offer to thier pitch. She’s making a mess out of the dance world, but she is funny though. The dance community may hate this show and her tactics, but she’s laughing all the way to the bank. I do wonder if she ever feels bad about all the hateful and embarrassing comments that people make about her. Not sure all the money would make that feel bette. Just a sad reflection on our society who believes/likes this trash.


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