True to her rudeness Abby Lee Miller took to Social Media last night posting that she has quit the Lifetime TV show Dance Moms. Well she did not say exactly she quit. She said she is no longer associated with the show.
Miss Miller tried to convince followers it was because of Creative differences with the producers . Why do people not give the general audience credit for having a brain? I guess it had nothing to do with all the negative publicity surrounding the dance studio owner? Throwing chairs at children? Being accused of verbal abuse and pinching her students until they bled? Week after week berating students? Getting arrested and facing Jail time for bankruptcy fraud? Being accused of smuggling money into the country and using her students to do so? No none of that negativity had a thing to do with it.
Lifetime TV when I was younger was my moms go to channel. When I was home from school lifetime was on the TV all day to watch their great family friendly movies. I don’t know what it is now but if and when I have kids I don’t think they will watch much lifetime TV. It seems they go for Shock value now over quality TV.
The moms on this show some have been good and some have been like OH MY are they for real? In order to get your child to the top you have to be willing to step all over other moms but more importantly the other children. I did not like this at all about this show. You saw week after week other little ones get their hopes and dreams crushed and made to believe they would never be as good as the favored child. Who ever the favor of the week was. I honestly never understood why this show put all their eggs in one basket but they did and divided fan bases. This caused them to lose viewers and ratings. Viewers just got sick and tired of watching week after week the same dance with different music and no one else being given a chance to show their talent.
Then you have to ask yourself will Miss Miller actually have to serve time for her crimes or has she used her mother’s upstanding reputation and connections once again to build her own life up?
I did buy and read Miss Millers book. I felt sad for her honestly. It seems she did not have the life she wants people to think she did. Mom was always at the studio and well to put it nicely Dad was apparently as cold and hard as Abby is. Kids learn what they live.
I know the parents got a taste of stardom and wanted their kids to succeed so they stayed and put up with what we saw ever week. But I also do not believe all of what we saw was real. No one would keep putting their children through this.
I do know that Miss Miller getting by with her crimes is sending a horrible message to young girls of today. You do the crime and have the right connections and get by with it. She will never be a role model for young ladies because she can not conduct her own self as a lady. Thankfully most of the girls did not adapt to her ways of acting.
I hope she is gone from this show. I seriously do. I would love to see Lifetime do a show of the girls who started out and a few of the guest who have been on this show like a dance academy type of show. I think all of the fans are not ready to say good bye to the girls and if I knew how I would pitch the idea to them to do a scripted show of the girls at a school of the arts. Let Nia and Kendall explore their singing on the show and the others take acting and dancing lessons on the show. Not a competition team but real life of what it is really like to work for your dreams at an early age. I would not like to see the younger girls be involved or any of the mothers at all. If the parents are on the show make it once a year for a parents day type show where they put on a show case. But I don’t see Brynn, Maesi, Ellie or Lilly having any place on this show because these girls are grown now. They will be going out on auditions for real jobs now. The little ones just don’t fit in with them. And there are better dance schools out there where they can continue to learn and progress.
Anyway to cut this off. I have to wonder has Dance Moms seen the last of Miss Miller or is she just throwing another fit? Is this the end of the show? Lifetime send the little ones back to real life. The originals all gave up their lives to be on this show. Don’t do it to the little ones too. Send them home to their family and friends and normal life.
And for Miss Miller? Please sing louder and say its true and you are finished with mistreating children on TV forever.