Just when you thought things couldn’t get more dramatic for Abby Lee Miller, the controversial reality star has tendered her resignation to the folks over at Lifetime…on social media, of course! Whatever is going to become of Dance Moms without its petty and demanding leading lady? I guess it was only a matter of time, given Abby’s legal woes and the potential prison time she’s facing on multiple bankruptcy fraud charges.
At least this way, the exit is on Abby’s terms, and as you can imagine, she is exiting stage left in a giant blaze of glory. Complaining of sexism and a power struggle over creative control, Abby is letting Lifetime have it, with a lot of caps lock, no less.
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Serving up her epic rant on Instagram, Abby posted the above photograph of happier times before unleashing her wrath on Dance Moms’ producers. She begins, “The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING – TO NO AVAIL!”
Amid what sounds like the straw that broke the camel’s back while filming the seventh season, Abby continues, revealing that she recently went head-to-head with the powers that be. She writes, “TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER’S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS… ‘WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?’ ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS!”
Concluding, Abby lays the smack down on Lifetime, seething, “I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED – DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT! #dancemoms #season7 #ALDC #aldcalways #newbeginnings #aldcla #alllovedancecourage”
For once, I’m not getting the “publicity stunt” vibe with Abby’s post, and if she’s clashing with production, kudos to her for walking away (did I just type that?). Plus, “Where Have All the Children Gone?” was a truly phenomenal number. Am I right?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK ABBY’S RESIGNATION IS LEGITIMATE OR IS SHE JUST WALKING AWAY BEFORE SHE GETS FIRED?
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