Dance Moms coach Abby Lee Miller is facing criticism for making an inappropriate comment regarding high school football players.
Miller is well-known for her history of making shocking remarks towards the cast of Dance Moms. Additionally, she was previously sentenced to 366 days in prison for bankruptcy fraud.
Following her time on Dance Moms, Miller is set to appear in the reality show Mad House, scheduled to premiere on September 29, 2023. She will also make a surprise appearance on the House of the Villains series, which features various notorious reality TV personalities.
Miller recently sparked controversy after openly admitting her attraction to high school football players, a statement that has since garnered significant backlash.
Miller made this admission during an episode of Sofia Franklyn’s “Sofia with an F” podcast, where they discussed various topics from her life. Somehow, the conversation turned to Tom Cruise’s role in the 1983 film All the Right Moves and how it contributed to Miller’s fondness for football players.
“That’s my downfall,” the 57-year-old remarked. “I like the high school football players. I still like them.”
Franklyn responded with an awkward laugh and expressed her preference for adult coaches rather than teenage athletes. Miller added, “Not one that used to be in high school, but one who is,” before the interview abruptly ended.
In response to the widespread backlash, Miller posted a video on Instagram to “clarify” her remarks. She stated, “I do like those hot, athletic, muscular guys—the jocks.” However, she emphasized that they must be “old enough to go out to a club, gamble in Vegas,” and “rent an ADA-compliant, handicap-accessible van.”
Despite her attempt at clarification, the follow-up video drew mixed reactions from the public, leaving it unclear whether it improved or exacerbated the situation.