Abby Lee Miller of the hit reality show Dance Moms is quitting the show, revealing the surprising news on Instagram on Monday.
Miller says she is done with being manipulated by the show’s male producers, writing in all caps, that she will not longer be part of the show and she’s had enough.
“I have asked, begged and even demanded creative credit for all the ideas, award-winning routines, themes and costuming,” she reveals in the post. “I was so proud that I went against the producers’ idea (once again) to enter a command performance of one of my favourite numbers.”
Miller shares that she has no problem working with any of the children on the show, but she has an issue with being manipulated, disrespected and used. “Day in and day out by men who never took a dance lesson in their lives and treat women like dirt,” she writes.
After TMZ reached out, Lifetime told the website the network has “no comment” at the moment.
Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to express their unhappiness over this news:
I know there's more important things going on in the world right now but Abby Lee Miller has quit Dance Moms and I'm very upset.
— Emily Payne (@emily_90) March 27, 2017
ABBY LEE MILLER HAS QUIT DANCE MOMS I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO
— Ellie Williams (@ellwillixms) March 27, 2017
— Chloe Palmer (@chloepalmer79) March 27, 2017
Abby has quit Dance Moms, life will never be the same again 😭
— Ellis Hebden (@ellishebden) March 27, 2017