425.DanceMoms.tg.032312.jpgBetter late than never. Lifetime has pulled the now-infamous fan dance episode of “Dance Moms” from its schedule.

The episode, which originally aired March 6, featured Abby Lee Miller’s troupe of dancers, all under the age of 13, performing a Las Vegas showgirls routine in costumes meant to make them appear nude — with giant pink fans to cover them up.

The episode caused a huge backlash from parenting groups, child psychologists and even the ladies of “The View” over the inappropriate nature of the racy attire — or lack thereof.

“It’s to sexually arouse your audience,” “The View” cohost and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Sherri Shepherd said of the traditional showgirls’ costumes.

A Lifetime rep confirmed that the episode has been wiped from the schedule but had no further comment, reports E! Online.

Posted by:Jennifer Harper