Kenzie Ziegler on Why She Briefly Stopped Posting TikTok Vids With Maddie Ziegler

Kenzie Ziegler may have gotten her start on Dance Moms, the hit Lifetime reality TV show, but these days, she’s famous in her own right. Kenzie has starred in TV shows, is pursuing a career in the music industry, and is a bonafide star on TikTok. To date, the “Donuts” singer boasts 20.7 million followers on the popular app and it seems her following will only continue to grow with time.

Maddie Ziegler and Kenzie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler and Kenzie Ziegler | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Every one of Kenzie’s videos easily clears the million mark. However, the ones that she posts with her sister, Maddie Ziegler, tend to perform especially well. Maddie, of course, is equally as famous as her younger sibling. She’s known for being a talented dancer and is currently pursuing a career in acting, starring in films like The Fallout and West Side Story. As the sisters are super close, it’s natural that they post videos with one another. However, for a while, Kenzie stopped posting videos with Maddie, and she recently revealed why.

Kenzie Ziegler reveals why she briefly stopped posting TikTok videos with her sister

Fans of Dance Moms will recall that Kenzie was compared to Maddie throughout her entire experience on the show. The “Exhale” singer was constantly told to dance more like Maddie and be more like Maddie. It seems that fans of Kenzie were hellbent on keeping those comparisons going. In a recent interview with Elite Daily, Kenzie opened up about the incessant compassion comments.

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“Before you joined [TikTok], when we would learn dances together on my account, the comments would be like, ‘Maddie’s better,'” Kenzie shared with Maddie. “And I was like, ‘OK, we know.’ I stopped posting with you because I was like, ‘This is just so stressful and annoying.’ And then I was like, ‘Whatever, I’m going to post with her again.’ And I did, and it was way worse.”

The singer has been compared to Maddie Ziegler since their ‘Dance Moms’ days

While the comments were annoying for Kenzie, she found a way to significantly decrease all the negative remarks. Taking matters into her own hands, she posted a video about how damaging the comparisons were. She also made sure that her TikTok followers knew that she and Maddie weren’t interested in competing with one another, rather they were just using the app as a way to have fun.

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“So then I posted a video and said, ‘Hey, I know you all think it’s cool to compare us, but I’ve been compared to her my whole life. So if you’re going to comment, just comment something positive,’: Kenzie explained. “Now it’s more like, ‘They dance so well together. They look like they’re having so much fun.’ I think people understand now that we don’t do it to compete.” Hopefully, now that both sisters have addressed the comparisons, fans will stop and appreciate each sister for their individual talents and strengths.