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Sia's new film Music

sailingswallowssailingswallows Posts: 23 Boards Initiate
edited February 15 in Politics & Debate
Hi,
Sia has made a new film called music which has been hugely problematic over her treatment of Autistic people and the community. It has multiple scenes of prone restraint in a very unsafe manor. It is also using a nerotypical actor to portray the autistic cartature Music. It uses Music as a plot line rather as her own person. There are also many issues with the way Sia has treated the autistic community.
I would recommend to not see this film.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this issue? 
If anyone would like me to find further information let me know.
Thank you
Ge
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  • Emma_Emma_ 🥦🌻🌿 Vibing with plants and vegan food Posts: 117 Community Manager
    I haven't seen the film as i've heard a lot about it. I watched a video clip yesterday of Sia saying Maddie (who played the character) was worried people would be upset by her portrayal or that she'd offend people. It seems that Maddie was forced into something she didn't want to do.

    Rather than "raising awareness" of autisim like Sia said, it seems the film is making a mockery out of it.
    I can only imagine how damaging this is to the autistic community <3
    sailingswallows
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,500 An Original Mixlorian
    The whole film is a mockery....and from what I've seen and heard, the restraint scenes are so dangerous and aren't done properly.
    Unfortunately Maddie is tied by contract to Sia (shes the main feature in most of Sia music videos) she had no choice but to perform.
    I myself won't be watching the film because it's just damaging and misinformative

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    sailingswallows
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 487 Moderator
    I couldn't bring myself to watch it but, like all of you, I've seen and heard truly awful things. Sia has made several gross comments objectifying autistic people in the lead up to this film, sought advice from Autism Speaks, repeatedly ignored the advice of autistic people and campaigners about the dangers of prone restraint and its portrayal. I mean, the list goes on. She clearly doesn't care about the damage she's doing, the way she's treated the autistic community or Maddie Ziegler. Quite frankly, their 'relationship' is downright toxic and it's obvious to anyone paying attention that's she's grooming her.
    sailingswallows
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,500 An Original Mixlorian
    @chubbydumpling
    I haven't watched it. I refuse. I've seen lots of videos about it on social media which is why I know about certain clips

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

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