Sia rose to prominence by writing and recording popular songs while avoiding exposure. Sia, the ‘Chandelier’ singer, was popular for refusing interviews and hiding her face at performances and public appearances. Sia recently confessed that she was suicidal and checked herself into rehab following the uproar to her controversial film ‘Music.’
Following the controversy over her directorial debut, “Music,” Sia told The New York Times that she was suicidal and had entered rehab. Sia highlighted the aftermath of the release of “Music” and how Griffin helped her heal in an interview with The New York Times as part of a feature on the comedian Kathy Griffin.
“I was suicidal and relapsed and went to rehab.”
“She saved my life.”
Following the controversy over her directorial debut “Music,” Sia told The New York Times that she was suicidal and entered rehab. Sia highlighted the aftermath of the release of “Music” and how Griffin helped her heal in an interview with The New York Times as part of a feature of the comedian Kathy Griffin.
Critics were particularly critical of sequences in the film in which Ziegler’s character is held back or physically restrained in order to keep her calm. Sia responded to criticism of the sequences by tweeting that she had included a disclaimer at the beginning of the film. According to USA Today, the singer and director also stated at the time that sections in which Ziegler’s character was shackled would be erased “from all future printings.”
The film “Music” was likewise slammed by reviewers. In a review of the film, The Observer’s critic Simran Hans called it “tone-deaf” and criticized Maddie Ziegler’s casting. Sia initially defended Ziegler’s casting. During an interview on the Australian television show “The Sunday Project,” the singer stated that her decision to cast Ziegler was influenced by nepotism rather than ableism.
“It’s a problem, especially given the cartoonishness of her portrayal, which sees her gurning, grimacing, and mumbling through her scenes.”
“I realized it wasn’t ableism. I mean, it is ableism I guess as well, but it’s actually nepotism because I can’t do a project without her [Ziegler]. I don’t want to. I wouldn’t make art if it didn’t include her.”
Ziegler, 18, rose to popularity at the age of eight on the reality TV programme “Dance Moms,” and has since collaborated with Sia on numerous of her music videos, including “Elastic Heart” and “Chandelier.” Keep an eye on Thirsty, for the latest updates.
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