The shade is real. Former Dance Moms star Nia Sioux called out Abby Lee Miller while participating in the “Bulletproof” challenge on TikTok. “You think you can hurt my feelings? I was the only Black girl on Dance Moms,” the 19-year-old wrote, along with a laughing emoji.
“And that’s on being bullied by the biggest bully in America. LMAO. Also, gonna credit [Mackenzie Ziegler] and [JoJo Siwa],” Nia, who appeared on the Lifetime series for seven seasons, added.
Mackenzie, 16, and JoJo, 17, costarred on Dance Moms with Nia and posted their own videos on TikTok about their time on the reality TV show. “You think you can hurt my feelings? I was on Dance Moms,” Kenzie captioned her clip, while JoJo’s post was aimed more at the fans.
“Think you can hurt my feelings? I was on Dance Moms,” the “Boomerang” artist began. JoJo then added additional text bubbles that read: “And was a meme the month of October 2018,” “And get made fun of 24/7 for my hairline,” “And get called a giant toddler every other day,” “And had strangers shout out awful things to me in public all the time.”
Considering the “Hold the Drama” singer has maintained a positive relationship with Abby, 54, since her days in the ALDC, it’s not surprising she didn’t go as hard as Mackenzie and Nia.
While the “You Don’t Really Wanna” singer never explicitly accused Abby of being racist toward her or her mother, Holly Frazier, season 8 star Kamryn Smith‘s mother, Adriana, called the Pennsylvania native a “closeted racist” in early June.
Hours after the allegations were made, Abby released a lengthy apology on social media. “I genuinely understand and deeply regret how my words have affected and hurt those around me in the past, particularly those in the Black community,” she began.
“To Kamryn, Adriana, and anyone else I’ve hurt, I am truly sorry. I realize that racism can come not just from hate, but also from ignorance. No matter the cause, it is harmful, and it is my fault,” Abby continued. “While I cannot change the past or remove the harm I have done, I promise to educate myself, learn, grow and do better. While I hope to one day earn your forgiveness, I recognize that words alone are not enough. I understand it takes time and genuine change.”
Despite Abby’s message, Lifetime made the decision not to move forward with her new Virtual Dance-Off series.
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