Dance Moms' Nia Sioux slams Kalani Hilliker for endorsing Donald Trump
Former Dance Moms star Kalani Hilliker copped a bit of backlash from her co-stars and fans after she chose to support President Donald Trump in the US election.
The reality star – who starred on the show from 2014 to 2017 – took to Twitter to publicly back Trump as she wrote: ‘No matter who you’re voting for use your voice and vote!!! It’s your right!!! #Trump202020.
‘Yes at the end of the day we all need to come together as American no matter who wins (sic).’
She then shared a video of Trump rally on Instagram as she added: ‘America is the greatest country because everyone has the freedom to express their own opinions so no matter what happens this week we need to all come together as Americans and respect one another.’
However, the 20-year-old’s post drew criticism from her former co-star Nia Sioux who responded: ‘America hasn’t been great and it’s not going to be great until we have people in office that care about people other themselves.’
She continued: ‘I definitely think everyone needs to respect each other but it’s so hard to respect a president who doesn’t respect me, or women, or minorities, or the LGBTQ community.
‘I’m all for respecting people but at a certain point when someone can’t even denounce white supremacy how can you have respect for that person?’
And Twitter users also lambasted Kalani for supporting Trump, with many of them poking fun at what they painted as her lackluster performance on Dance Moms.
‘EVERYONE SAY IT WITH ME, MADDIE DESERVED ALL THE SOLOS,’ wrote one person, referencing Kalani’s costar Maddie Ziegler.
Another person was more flippant in their response: ‘block me this is embarrassing.’
‘This is why Nia beat you at nationals,’ another user tweeted, referring to Nia Sioux.
Meanwhile, the stars were anxiously reacting to the long wait for the final election results.
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