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'Dancing With The Stars' Derek Hough and Mark Ballas Accuse 'Dance Moms' of Child Abuse

| by Michael Allen

'Dancing With The Stars' professional dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas are speaking out against the reality TV show 'Dance Moms' for promoting child abuse.

Hough and Ballas went on Twitter to slam reality star/dance instructor Abby Lee Miller for how harshly she treats her child students on the Lifetime show (video below).

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Miller is often yelling at the girls to the point of making them burst into tears.

Hough tweeted on Wednesday: “There’s a difference between being strict and being abusive. There is nothing productive about screaming and making little girls cry over being on the wrong foot.”

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Hough labeled the show “straight up abusive.”

Ballas said on Twitter that Miller should be fired and pointed out that “kids are impressionable and I don’t want young children being afraid to take up dance because of this lady. Correct teaching is patience, discipline, confidence building and love. She needs a reality check.”

Miller and Lifetime have yet to respond to the allegations.