Miranda Derrick’s new TikTok may be a subtle response to ‘Dancing for the Devil’

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Miranda Derrick’s new TikTok may be a subtle response to ‘Dancing for the Devil’


Miranda Derrick is still posting dance videos as more and more Netflix users watch Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult.

In case you haven’t seen the new documentary series, 7M is an influencer management company founded by Shekinah Church pastor Robert Shinn. The controversial church first went viral in 2022 when Miranda’s parents, Dean and Kelly Wilking, went live on Instagram with their other daughter, Melanie, in an attempt to reestablish contact with the popular TikTok dancer, who they claimed had been brainwashed by the church.

Released on May 29, Dancing for the Devil tells the story of their continued efforts to get Miranda and her husband, James “BDash” Derrick, out of the alleged cult.

While Miranda did not reference the docuseries in her first social media post following its release, her latest TikTok video may be a bit more pointed. On June 1, she posted a choreographed dance with Kendra “KO” Willis, another dance influencer with over a million followers on TikTok. While Kendra wasn’t named in the documentary, The Cut included her in a list of 7M dancers back in 2022.

“Dancing it out with my sis by my side,” she captioned the video. While Miranda’s TikTok comments are restricted, the video was shared with the same caption in a joint Instagram post that appears on both dancers’ feeds. The comments section of that post are also limited but not completely shut off.

Kendra “KO” Willis and Miranda Derrick’s Instagram comments on June 1, 2024.

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According to the documentary, Shinn encouraged his followers to “die to” their families in order to “save” them. However, once the Wilking family’s video went viral, the dancers were allegedly instructed to reestablish contact to placate social media. Although Miranda Derrick recently attended her sister’s wedding on May 25, it’s unclear if she’s been in contact with her family since the Netflix documentary premiered.

“We don’t even know if they’re gonna watch it — if Robert will let them watch it, or if they’ll watch it on their own,” Dancing for the Devil director Derek Doneen recently told GLAMOUR US. “My hope is that they watch it. And my hope is that they just see that this is coming from a place of love, and that the humanity sort of breaks through whatever else might be clouding their ability to make a rational decision when it comes to their family.”

This article originally appeared on GLAMOUR US.





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