Maddie Ziegler was the fan-favorite on Dance Moms – but now she’s become one of the most-hated dancers to ever appear on the show! Fans are slamming Ziegler for trashing former mentor Abby Lee Miller in her tell-all book.
In Ziegler’s The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir, the 14-year-old snubbed Miller by not mentioning her in the book. Instead, she subtly threw shade at her former dance teacher and the show.
“I actually can’t stand Maddie Ziegler anymore,” a fan tweeted. “All she’s done recently is throw shade Abby’s way, dissing her show and her choreography.”
A second user wrote, “Why are you trashing Abby Lee Miller? She made you what you are now and you are being horrid to her.”
“Abby Lee Miller always put her before others and praises her, yet she failed to even get a mention in her book,” another user wrote, as a fourth fired, “Question. Did you teach Maddie to step over the people who helped her along the way? Or was that her mom? #ungrateful.”
In Ziegler’s book, she praised her current mentor, singer Sia, instead of Miller.
“Before I met Sia, I would say yes to a lot of things I didn’t want to do,” she penned, seemingly of Miller, 50. “Because I thought I had to – I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. I’d be overwhelmed by the amount of work on my plate. Sia always tells me you have to have time off, step back and appreciate the moment.”
She also bashed Miller’s choreography, saying how she found certain dances “weird or silly, or even inappropriate.”
Ziegler slammed Dance Moms too, which she left after season six.
“I was eight years old at the time, and there were cameramen following me around everywhere I went,” Ziegler penned. “I would just ignore them and go about my business. Eventually, you feel a little exposed because you’re on all the time. Your life is what the show is about, but you’re also trying to live it. I just wanted to dance; I didn’t want all the drama.”
The feud could have to do with Miller’s legal troubles. As Radar readers know, Miller, 50, pled guilty to not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June 2016.
She faces up to 30 months in prison when she’s sentenced on May 8th.
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