For the film, Sia worked with the organization Autism Speaks, which has been criticized for its alleged polarizing and exploitative viewpoints, causing some fans to question the film before it was even released.More news: Feds set to release alarming new COVID-19 modelling in Canada
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"It's a mighty shame that someone with such a colossal platform is using it to exclude disabled and neuro diverse actors from their own narratives", tweeted another user.
"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. She said, "My heart has always been in the right place". While the press release from this week and the trailer don't explicitly say that Ziegler's character is autistic, it had been previously reported in an August 2018 Rolling Stone profile of Sia along with other details about the musical film.More news: Thomas Partey ruled out of Arsenal clash with Leeds
Sia defended herself, claiming she hired various people with disabilities and some from the LGBTQ community. "So that's why I cast Maddie".
Sia also insists that criticism over her depiction of an autistic character is premature and that people need to watch the movie for themselves. "He found it too stressful being non-verbal, and I made this movie with nothing but love for him and his mother".
"Maybe you're just a bad actor", Sia wrote in response.More news: Nearly a million people inoculated with Chinese Covid-19 vaccine: firm
Sia and Maddie Ziegler perform at KeyArena on September 29, 2016 in Seattle.