DWTS fans think JoJo Siwa SLAMS Dance Mom's Abby Lee Miller on Disney night when star says she's met 'villains' in life

DANCING With The Stars fans insist JoJo Siwa slammed Dance Mom’s Abby Lee Miller on Disney night when she said she’s suffered “villains” in her life. 

The child star opened up about “bullying” she has faced growing up in the public eye but made a jab viewers believe was aimed towards her very strict former dance teacher.


On night two of the ABC Disney-themed week, JoJo, 18, performed to a song from The Descendants 2 with partner Jenna Johnson. 

Prior to their dance, the Dance Moms alum opened up about how she has dealt with villains in her own life. 

She told her pro partner: “I can relate to villain’s night because I’ve had some haters in my life. 

"Haters who have tried to keep me down. Growing up in the public eye, I’ve probably gone through more bullying than most people have their whole lives.”

While JoJo did not name anyone specifically, many fans were quick to insist she was referring to her longtime coach, Abby Lee, 56. 

“Not jojo calling abby lee miller a villain,” someone tweeted alongside a Chucky gif. 

One amused fan said: “NOT THE SHADE AT ABBY LMFAOAOAOOA!”

“Jojo we know you were talking about Abby,” another wrote. 

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A fourth to believe she was talking about her former teacher said: “JoJo: ‘I've been around villains.’ Abby, she's talking about Abby, right?”

“‘I've been around villains’ JoJo's talking about abby lee miller lmaoo,” a fifth quipped. 

JoJo first began working with the controversial dance teacher in 2013 on the second season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

Though she did not win, she would go on to appear on Dance Moms from 2014 – which resulted in her massive children's pop career.

Abby has been known for her strict reputation on the show with many believing she "is too hard" on the young kids.

Last year, Abby was forced to post a public apology after mass backlash for the way she treated her dancers – specifically her Black students.

ABBY'S CONTROVERSIAL PAST

"I genuinely understand and deeply regret how my words have effected and hurt those around me in the past, particularly those in the Black community.

"To Kamryn [Smith], Adriana [Smith], and anyone else I've hurt, I am truly sorry," she wrote on Instagram last year.

She continued: "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. 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."

Amidst backlash for her comments, Abby stepped down from the long-running show she had starred on since 2011.

After JoJo came out as gay in January, Abby spoke to ET about supporting the YouTuber and the subject of sexuality in the dance classroom.

'VERY PROUD OF JOJO'

The reality star gave her blessing, and gushed that she was "proud that [JoJo] had the guts to do it."

When asked her feelings on the matter, the famed dance coach replied: "I'm very proud, I'm very proud."

On how hard it might've been to hide her sexuality, she added: "I don't think she hides anything really. I think maybe she just didn't know."

Abby then confessed that many of her dancers have had issues with the topic over the years, explaining: "I have a lot of students that struggle with their sexuality.

"I will be honest, mainly guys that dance for me throughout the years. Some have come to me and said, 'You know, without you, I would've committed suicide.

"To hear that as a teacher, it is shocking and also very loving and kind and that I know that I did that for that child…And what you do in your private life is your business. But JoJo didn't really have a private life."

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