Sia cast a nondirected actor to portray an autistic character in her upcoming film ‘Music’.


The Australian artist known for hit films like “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” announced the release of the trailer in the film “Music” A post on Twitter on Thursday. He wrote and directed the film.

“The news you’ve been waiting for!” She wrote, with a glimpse of the film’s set to arrive in early 2021.

The film’s cast includes Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and 18-year-old “Dance Moms” star Maddie Zeigler, who has often worked with the singer in several music videos.

Ziggler, a veteran actor, portrays a teenager with autism, who transmits his feelings to the outside world via a tablet. The character is based on the neural friend of the artist who finds it stressful to be nonverbal, Siya said.
Many fans and activists in the autistic community Found casting for aggressive and misrepresentation. Many questioned Ziggler’s portrayal of the character, arguing that an autistic actor should have been cast in the role and hired people with disabilities to tell their stories.
The National Autistic Society wrote, “Sia has got it wrong. There are so many talented autistic artists out there.” A twitter post.
In a series of tweets and replies, Sia Defended her decision To introduce Ziggler into the role, stating that he felt the use of a nondirected actor Was more kind. The character was never referred to as disabled, rather someone with “special abilities” he said.
“I actually tried non-verbal work with a beautiful young girl on the spectrum and she found it unpleasant and stressful. So I cast Maddy.” He posted.
In a post, the singer Expressed her “fury” On this issue, he called upon people to watch his film before taking a decision. Sia also wrote that she did three years of research for the film, which He described “Both as a love letter to caregivers and the autism community.”
The controversy used the hashtag #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs And #ActuallyAutistic Conversations about the depiction of disability continued on social media and in the media without involving representation and the voices of those who actually experience life as a person with a disability.
In response to criticism that Excluding the film “Disabled and Neuro Miscellaneous Actors” From my own lectures, The singer said He cast “thirteen Neotapical people and three trans folk” as doctors, nurses and singers, not as “prostitutes or drug addicts”.
“I’ve hired a lot of special abilities kids. I’m being misunderstood because I think this film does more good than harm.” He said in the second answer.

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