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 strict former dance teacher.
On night two of the ABC Disney-themed week, JoJo, 18, performed to a song from The Descendants 2 with DWTS 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.
“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,… Brinkwire Brief News.