Sia Causes Controversy With New ‘Elastic Heart’ Video

Sia Apologizes After Elastic Heart Music Video Faces Backlash

Sia has released a new emotionally charged and artistically stunning video but not everyone is enjoying it. Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler, made famous from the reality show Dance Moms, star in Sia’s latest “Elastic Heart.”

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The two have an epic dance battle in a giant cage. Dressed in nude undergarments and covered in dirt, the Transformers star keeps up with well-trained Ziegler’s technical contemporary moves. Zielger first starred in Sia’s video for Chandelier, the song which is nominated for four Grammys, and she donned the same nude bodysuit while dancing around in a somewhat manic state. The same idea seems to be applied to the latest video, continuing the storyline of Chandelier. Now LaBeouf has been added into the narrative.

Some viewers enjoyed the video while others were deeply offended:

Sia initially defended them moving music video.

“I anticipated some ‘pedophilia!!!’ cries for this video. All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors I felt could play these two warring ‘Sia’ states.”

She later issued an apology complete with “thank you” emoji hands: