#blm (@chloeiskween) June 3, 2020
Noted piece of shit Abby Lee Miller has been dropped by Lifetime after being called out by several black cast members from Dance Moms. On Tuesday, Abby pretended to care about BLM by posting a blackout square with her logo on it prompting Season 8 dance mom Adriana Smith to call out her hypocrisy and blatant racism. (Edit: Adriana has since privated her account and Abby deleted the black square w/ her logo.)
Adriana wrote: "A statement from her that sticks in my mind to this day during my time on DMS8 is 'I know you grew up in the HOOD with only a box of 8 crayons, but I grew up in the Country Club with a box of 64 - don't be stupid.' " Smith posted. "This to me shows that you think you are better than me and in higher rank and all together superior to ME!" Adriana's 7-year-old daughter Kamryn also heard Abby tell Adriana that she was only on the show because "they need a sprinkle of color".
Two other black dance moms, Camille Bridges and Kaya Wiley, supported Adriana in the comments of the post and revealed the racism they and their daughters experienced on the show.
Camille says Lifetime cuts out 90% of what is said to the black cast members. In one incident, Abbey told Camille's daughter Camryn that the bottom of her feet looked weird because the tops were black and the bottoms were white and that it looked weird on the floor. Kaya revealed that Abby would criticize her daughter Nicaya's hair, said her daughter's armpits were too dark and accused her of not shaving. She confirms that Abby was worse than what was shown and calls out the fandom for painting her as an angry black woman. Kaya also said Cathy and most of the other moms were racist too.
Abby gave a BS apology where she tries to justify herself by saying this was coming from a place of ignorance and not hate. However, Adriana rejected the fauxpology, pointing out the Abby has not tried to contact her directly and didn't even tag her in the apology post. She was only made aware of the apology when friends told her about it.
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❌❌⁉️‼️🗣At this time, I do not accept Abby’s apology because her apology was not sincere. My daughter and I have yet to hear directly from Abby Lee Miller. Moreover, she didn’t even bother to tag me or Kamryn in her post. How else would we know she apologized? My friends and peers informed me of the apology. How sincere could it be?! What happened to a phone call or at least a personal direct message? Her failure to appropriately address me and my daughter personally points to the fact that she is disingenuous. My purpose with my original post was to share my story and how it negatively impacted my daughter and it resonated with many others because of the distressing times in our country. At this point, this is bigger than Kamryn and I. It’s about the potential effect that she has on the future of dance and negative, stereotypical influences on young, aspiring dancers of color. • • • I firmly believe that if Abby was truly sorry, she would have apologized a year ago when she exposed my then 7-year-old daughter to her FIRST account of racism. So, no, I don’t accept her apology. I also fully support and standby Nia, Camryn and Nicaya as well as any others who have been victims of racism at the hands of Abby Lee Miller or in the industry. • • #apologynotaccepted #🙅🏾♀️ #kickrocks ✌🏾
Many people have also pointed out that Abby did not include Nia Frazier, another black Dance Mom's girl who experienced a lot of racism on the show.
Lifetime has dropped Abby from the next season of Dance Moms (which is somehow still airing??) and they have also canceled a new series Abby was going to host called "Abby's Virtual Dance Off".
I feel so bad for the girls.