Why is Sia ‘cancelled’? Backlash over singer’s film ‘Music’ explained!

Sia arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills Calif

Sia arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills Calif

Sia recently took to Twitter to address all of the hate she has been getting for her new film Music and its autistic casting choices.

According to a report in Daily Mail, the film, which is slated for a February 2021 release is facing criticism due to the casting of dancer Maddie Ziegler, who plays the eponymous character, despite not having autism.

In response to another person, Sia said she "tried working with a handsome young girl non-verbal on the spectrum and she found it unpleasant and stressful", which is why Ziegler was ultimately cast.

In one instance, when someone pointed out that several autistic actors could've done the project and Sia is making excuses for not casting an autistic actor, Sia replied that "Maybe you're just a bad actor". "Grrrrrrrrrr. F-kity f-k why don't you watch my film before you judge it?" She also stated that she performed three years of research for the movie and had autistic people advising her throughout production.

"I did try. It felt more compassionate to use Maddie". "He found it too stressful being non-verbal, and I made this movie with nothing but love for him and his mother". She compliments Maddie saying, "the most professional person I've ever worked with" during a recent Variety interview. "That was my call".

When asked to further explain what she meant, she added, "I agree".

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In the trailer for "Music", Ziegler's character appears unable to communicate verbally.

According to her, many of her friends have disabilities and they are some of the coolest, most talented, funny, kind and intelligent people she knows.

Furthermore, she told everyone that she had worked with and even offered the role to 'a lovely young girl non verbal on the spectrum, ' but in the end, 'she found it unpleasant and stressful, ' which is how the role ended up going to Maddie instead.

"I cast thirteen neuroatypical people, three trans folk, and not as f-king prostitutes or drug addicts but s as doctors, nurses and singers", she wrote.

The main thing the star wanted people to understand is that her "heart has always been in the right place" when she created the film.

The National Autistic Society of the United Kingdom were critical of the casting choice, joining the conversation to say "Sia has got this one wrong ... there are so many talented autistic actors out there". "You have no f-king idea because you weren't there and haven't seen the movie".

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