Australian pop princess Sia is being slammed by critics and music lovers alike for her new video ‘Elastic Heart’.
The video shows 28-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf, dancing, wrestling and fighting inside a cage with 12-year-old ‘Dance Moms’ star Maddie Ziegler. The video was directed by Sia herself, alongside Daniel Askill, who directed her viral and also controversial music video for ‘Chandelier’ which also featured Ziegler.
The video is being slammed with claims of paedophilia from many viewers saying the video makes them feel ‘uncomfortable’.
Sia however, has come back, claiming that this was never her intention, and that Shia and Maddie represent two different versions of herself.
I anticipated some ‘pedophelia!!!’ Cries for this video. All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors I felt could play
— sia (@Sia) January 8, 2015
Others have described the video as a work of ‘art’.
Sia has since apologised on twitter saying: “I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.”
What do you think? Check out the video and decide for yourself!