'Dancing With the Stars' Derek Hough and Mark Ballas take issue with 'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller

Derek Hough.jpg"Dancing With the Stars" coaches Derek Hough and Mark Ballas aren't exactly fans of the Lifetime reality show "Dance Moms." and its star, Abby Lee Miller. They've taken to Twitter to express their displeasure.

"I'm sorry but this Dance mom show is straight up abusive," Hough tweeted Wednesday. "Kids Run !!!!!! It ain't right. Child abuse isn't right. I'm livid right now." He also said, "[There's] nothing productive about screaming and making little girls cry over being on the wrong foot." We're cheering from where we're sitting, Derek!

Ballas was none too please either, tweeting, "Watching dance moms.... Anyone watch this show?? This teacher lady is crazy... Completely wrong attitude towards the kids, [it's] embarrassing." He continued "correct teaching is patience, discipline, confidence building and love" and tweeted that Miller "needs a reality check. Dance is meant to be fun and inspirational, not abusive. Kids are impressionable and I don't want young children being afraid to take up dance because of this lady.

Miller was on "The View" on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and stated, "Every child learns differently. Some kids you have to yell at. Some kids you have to take a baseball bat--which is foam rubber, by the way--and straighten that knee...And I don't have a lot of time to pussyfoot around." A baseball bat? Okay, fine, foam, but still ... we know you've got something to say here. Start typing.

"Dancing With the Stars" reveals it's new lineup on Tuesday, February 28th.






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