As expected, bringing "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to "Dancing with the Stars" as a guest judge for one episode caused quite the stir, not only with the viewers but also with the show's cast members. As reported by Wetpaint Entertainment on Friday, May 16, judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who has been with the show since the very first season, admitted that Abby wasn't the right person for the show.
During a recent appearance on "Access Hollywood," Carrie Ann was asked whether Abby, who served as a guest judge on Monday, May 5, was a hit or a miss for the show. Carrie Ann replied that with guest judges, there have been hits and misses through the years. Abby was a miss. “I have to say, I think for everybody, that this was a miss," she replied.
Carrie Ann further explained why she thinks that Abby wasn't right for the show - she's just too negative. She said that having Abby as a guest judge reminded people what they love most about the show and what it's really about, which is "integrity, love, and respect." Clearly, Carrie Ann doesn't believe that Abby does dancers any good with her style of teaching and critique. Carrie Ann's assessment of Abby wasn't all bad though as she did credit Abby with being "a fascinating character."
Carrie Ann Inaba isn't the only "Dancing with the Stars" cast member to speak out against "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller. While Carrie Ann was more diplomatic with her response, others weren't so kind. Outspoken pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy told host Erin Andrews that he really doesn't care about what Abby has to say after she criticized his celebrity partner Meryl Davis' footwork during their rumba.
The other pro dancers weighed in as well. Derek Hough said that he was afraid that Abby's teaching style would burn out students, Sharna Burgess said that she "cannot endorse what [Abby] does, and Mark Ballas said that Abby's harsh teaching style will make her young students not want to dance by the time they're young adults.