The “Dance Moms” drama never stops. Two weeks after the explosive televised fight that led to stars Kelly Hyland and dancers Brooke and Paige Hyland’s immediate dismissal from the Lifetime reality series, another mother-daughter team is now in coach Abby Lee Miller’s crosshairs.
Following the latest episode of “Dance Moms” Tuesday, “Nothing’s Fair in Abbyville,” fans are now attacking Miller, the face behind the Abby Lee Dance Company, for her comments regarding one of her elite performers, 12-year-old dancer Chloe Lukasiak. The remark, mere moments before the program concluded, came happened after Miller, 47, insinuated that the pre-teen was “sneaking out with boys” instead of going to her scheduled private dance classes, which she claimed resulted in her second-place showing in Tuesday’s episode. When Lukaiask’s mom Christi, 36, defended her daughter, Miller snapped at her adult co-star, calling her “Satan.”
“Did Abby just say Chloe probably sneak out the back to meet boys? Chloe is freaking 12!!!!” “Dance Moms” dedicated Twitter page @Lady_Jaxxxy21 posted Tuesday night, one of the many fans to come to the young dancers defense. “WTF Abby??? Meeting a guy at the back door? She’s 12!!” said user @Dance4Life_92. “Maybe she’s sneaking out with some boy? Abby why do you say things like that about these girls. Poor Chloe. She did so good too,” said user @IHeart_CeNation. “Abby was out of line for the comment made about Chloe sneaking out with a boy. It’s disgusting,” said user @GirlYatta. “I hate how Abby talks so bad about Chloe. Makes me sick,” posted a Brooke and Paige Hyland Twitter fan account.
Following the outpouring of support for the young dancer, Lukasiak commented about Miller’s statement on her Facebook and official Twitter account Tuesday, telling her followers, “Did you watch last night’s #DanceMoms? If so, congratulations!!! You are officially following 'Satan'!!!!!!”
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Miller last made headlines earlier this month after fans accused the coach of child abuse for using her infamous tough love teaching tactics. Following her on-air battle with Kelly Hyland, 42, TV viewers accused Miller of initiating the battle that led to Hyland’s permanent leave from the reality dance competition series. While some fans requested Lifetime merely replace Miller with a different, possibly less tyrannical teacher, others requested the network pull the series altogether after three years on air.
“Dance Moms” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.