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Another person said it was "a mighty shame" that someone with a huge platform like Sia was "using it to exclude disabled and neurodiverse actors from their own narratives".
"I've been a long time fan of your work, so this is really disappointing", they wrote. Fucking sad nobody's even seen the dang movie.
"I cast thirteen neuroatypical people, three trans folk, and not as f-king prostitutes or drug addicts but as doctors, nurses and singers", she revealed.
Sia has been hit with criticism about her new movie, Music. "It's very condescending to say it would be cruel to consult a disabled actor". "These excuses are just that - excuses, The fact of the matter is zero effort was made to include anyone who is actually autistic".
"Maybe you're just a bad actor", she responded.
"I love Maddie Ziegler, don't get me wrong", one fan said of Sia's movie.
Sia's music is integral to the story of the film. (For one, Sia's use of "special abilities" to describe Music is ableist language.) The inclusion of the autism advocacy group Autism Speaks is a big red flag for many people who see Autism Speaks as a harmful organization because of its focus on "curing" autism; while Sia said she didn't know that Autism Speaks was polarizing, an explanation on some of its controversies are as easy to find as looking up the organization on Wikipedia.
She, like other social media users, also criticised the "Chandelier" hitmaker for taking on a project that would block autistic creatives from realising theirs, and for working with Autism Speaks, a USA charity many people with the disorder reject as harmful. The actress pointed out that it is pretty offensive the way Sia has chosen to portray the character, adding that people with disabilities are not broken and don't need fixing.
She did have a handful of supporters, however. "Please ignore them Sia", said one person.
In the trailer for "Music", Ziegler's character appears unable to communicate verbally. "I have been criticised by some of the disabled community for my opinion but my opinion remains unchanged.I look forward to seeing it and judging it on its merits".