LIFETIME has cancelled an upcoming virtual reality show with Abby Lee Miller after she was accused of racism by former Dance Moms contestant Adriana Smith.
The network confirmed that a 12-episode series set to air later in 2020 and which would have featured dancers from around the world submitting videos to Abby, will no longer air.
After Abby posted a black square on social media on Tuesday, in honor of Black Lives Matter, Adriana – whose daughter Kamryn appeared on Dance Moms season eight – responded: "Don't Act Like You Care.
"I couldn’t think of a more perfect day to address my experience with Abby Lee Miller.
"Wanna know the truth? Wanna know my TRUTH? 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.
"This to me shows that you think you are better than me and in higher rank and all together superior to ME! This to me shows that you don't give a f**k about me or where I came from."
She added that her daughter had also allegedly overheard Abby claim Kamryn was only on the show for "a sprinkle of color."
"People need to be held accountable not just for the injustices [but also] for being a closet racist," she continued.
"This is nothing new to me. But what I'm not going to have happen is have this racist person have any part of my daughter's life."
Abby went on to apologize in a statement shared on social media, but Adriana refused to accept the apology.
She wrote: "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?"
Season 7 Dance Mom Camille Bridges also told E! that she felt her daughter Camryn had been discriminated against.
She alleged Abby "loves appropriating our culture and never appreciating it."
"She did not give black choreographers on the show acknowledgment of their work. She continuously put Camryn in afros."
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