I felt bad for Vivi in the photo contest tonight - she is a cute girl but the photo wasn't the best. Her mom though didn't pay attention to the rules and caused more harm than good. (Oh, newsflash Cathy... photographers do get quite irritated if you nitpick them, say they're not able to do their job and can intentionally shoot bad in response. I have seen it happen before and while I don't find it ethical, I can see why they do it sometimes).
The whole afro thing was way out there - she looked cute in it (didn't like the leopard print outfit out of either myself - it wasn't flattering). Her mom however had a right to be offended at Abby when Abby was jumping to conclusions and going after the mom who - unlike the rest of the bitchy moms - was trying to argue her point fairly and nicely. Seriously Abby, the mom does have the right to complain and be concerned - there is no reason to act superior and all that when someone is addressing it politely.
I do feel bad for her in regard to the one lady earlier on trying to not pay her bill and Abby threatening a lawsuit, but seriously... if Abby can't figure out the difference between true rudeness and ugliness and a polite debate where the complaintant is addressing it nicely, it's no wonder that her dance studio is having the issues it currently has. It will put her out of business to be succinctly - and sorry the show will not be at fault here.
(Please note, I am not saying whether the mom was right or wrong in her issues or complaint, I"m saying that Abby needs to learn to treat the person with respect if said person is treating her with respect and not just jump to conclusions).