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'The View' on 'Dance Moms': Did Abby's showgirls routine go too far?

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Abby Lee Miller is known for pushing boundaries on Lifetime's "Dance Moms," previously having the girls at her studio dance with (toy) guns and perform a routine about suicide, but Tuesday's (March 6) episode may have been the most egregious example yet: The dancers, ages 7-11, were tasked with performing a showgirls fan dance routine in costumes meant to make them appear nude.Yes, nude. Yes, ages 7-11.While the hosts of "The View" surely weren't the only ones with a beef about the episode, they were certainly vocal about it during Wednesday morning's chat, with Sherri Shepherd pointing out that the routine sexualizes children, and that Miller may not be at fault."It's the mothers," Shepherd says.Guest co-host Raven-Symone, who says she regularly watches the show, adds, "I want to remember what not to do [as a mother]."The dance itself -- a burlesque-style routine with large pink feather fans covering where the girls were "naked" underneath --...


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