Derek Hough Vs. 'Dance Moms' Feud — He Calls The Show 'Child Abuse'

Fri, February 24, 2012 2:45pm EDT by 36 Comments
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The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ pro SLAMS ‘Dance Moms’ in a Twitter rant! He is horrified at how kids on the controversial Lifetime show are being treated!

On Lifetime’s Dance Moms, teacher Abby Lee Miller will go to any extreme to turn the young girls she teaches into dancers. Now Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough slams her drill sergeant method in a Twitter rant. “I’m sorry, but this Dance Mom show is straight up abusive,” he wrote. “Kids run!”

“It ain’t right,” he continued. “Child abuse isn’t right. I’m livid right now. I believe in discipline and a strong work ethic. But there is nothing productive about screaming and making little girls cry over being on the wrong foot.”

Abby teaches students between the ages of six and 13, but she sees nothing wrong with screaming at the youngsters or hitting a student with a foam baseball bat!

Derek’s co-star Mark Ballas was also outraged at the teacher’s behavior. “This lady is crazy,” he wrote on Twitter. “Completely wrong attitude towards the kids, it embarrassing. Horrific tactics. Correct teaching is patience, discipline, confidence building and love. She needs a reality check.”

Mark added that he switched off the show after only watching for 15 mintues! “Only reason I wld watch is concern 4 the kids, she needs 2 B fired.”

What do YOU think of Abby’s behavior? Is it abuse? Should she be fired?

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