JoJo Siwa faces backlash for seemingly shady comments about former Dance Moms co-stars

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A new trailer (below) for Dance Moms: The Reunion was released by Lifetime and part of it features JoJo Siwa seemingly making some shady remarks toward some of her former co-stars on the show and people online are not pleased with the child star for her statement.

Although several of the now all grown up stars who appeared on Dance Moms as children came back for the reunion, JoJo Siwa included, it looks like there are a few notable absences, including Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler and Nia Sioux.

In the trailer, JoJo Siwa is seen chastising them for choosing to skip the reunion by saying, "Them not being there is kind of like, 'Let me erase my past, pretend it never happened, shove it down the drain,'" she said about her missing co-stars before continuing by saying, "When it's like, that's why you are who you are."

Many fans who have been following the other Dance Moms stars since their departure from the show fired back at JoJo Siwa for her shady comments about the fact that they're leaving the show behind by pointing out the fact that they've spoken up about the mistreatment they received and issues that being on Abby Lee's show left them with.

Maddie Ziegler and Nia Sioux have spoken out against Dance Moms in the past

In 2022, Maddie Ziegler, one of the Dance Moms stars that was notably absent from the reunion, didn't hold back when she called the show "toxic" and opened up about the fact that she doesn't remember much of the show due to blocking out the experience and struggling with constant pressure to win while also facing backlash from viewers who didn't like her.

The other former child star who chose not to join the cast for the reunion, Nia Sioux, is a student at UCLA who has completely distanced herself from her past as a dancer on the reality TV series. In 2018, she told Us Weekly that she had no plans to ever speak to her former dance teacher again and that she's left that world behind. In more recent years, she's made jokes on her TikTok account referencing the racism she had experienced on the show.

Check out the trailer for Dance Moms: The Reunion below.