Do you remember the girl in the Sia’s Chandelier music video with the exceptionally beautiful choreography, the music video that got award for Best Choreography on MTV Video Music Awards? Well, obviously Sia loved featuring Maddie Ziegler with a blonde Sia wig. Ziegler is in Sia’s latest video, Elastic Heart. But this time she is not alone.
12-year-old Maddie Ziegler is accompanied by 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf. The two came together in a cage for the music video of Sia’s latest single.
They dance intensely in the huge cage and the moves are incredible like it was in the Chandelier video. The choreographer, Ryan Heffington, is the same choreographer who worked on Chandelier video. In the five-minute video Ziegler and LaBeouf wear flesh-colored, dirty clothing.
However, people reacted to the Sia’s video differently. The video has passed 4 million views on YouTube only in 24 hours. The 16-year gap between the dancers and the intense dance moves led some people to think that it represents child molestation and they thought it is disgusting.
— J Mayer (@JulieMa29013412) January 7, 2015
Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf did not respond to the tweets or made a statement about these reactions. But Sia apologized through twitter. She mentioned that she had anticipated some “pedophilia” but she stated that she felt Ziegler and LadBeouf were the only ones that could play in the video. She went on with the tweets and apologized:
I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.
— sia (@Sia) January 8, 2015
Obviously, there is no representation of child molestation in the video. It is an interpretation of a struggle. Some fans are claiming that the video is about Sia and her mentally ill father and his last days before death. Actually it makes sense.
Stating that the video is an artistic interpretation and far from any pedophilic themes, a majority of people is supporting Sia with comments on all over the Internet.
While writing this article, I listened to Sia’s latest album 1000 Forms of Fear including her hit singles Chandelier and Elastic Heart. Check out the video and tell us what you think.