Twitter jumped on pop superstar Sia after she made a controversial casting choice for her new movie - and since its release, the reviews have been even worse ...
Out of all the celebrities out there, Sia was seen as one of the nicest.
via: GettyThe Australian-born singer is constantly in and out of the headlines with heartwarming stories of her generosity, but her latest move may have just got her into some hot water...
Now, Sia is first and foremost known for her singing abilities.
The singer-songwriter has made waves on the music scene with her soulful and meaningful music and song lyrics and has become popular for her somewhat eccentric style.
She's achieved incredible success in recent years.
“Chandelier," “Elastic Heart," “Cheap Thrills"… Just to name a few.
And, putting her musical talent to one side, Sia is known for standing out from the crowd.
She has been quite creative with her methods of concealment.
Often, her audience can't even see her.
But Sia has been open about these fame anxieties...
Famously, the singer has endured a long battle with alcohol and drug abuse.
The Australian native has, with very little filter, discussed her struggles and anxieties when it comes to dealing with fame, and how she depended on substance abuse to cope for many years.
She even credits her alcoholism for her trademark face-blocking wig.
“I was an alcoholic and a drug addict, and I sobered up and decided I didn't want to be an artist anymore because I was starting to get a little bit famous, and it was destabilizing in some way," she told James Corden in 2016, when discussing her wigs.
But people love her for her honesty.Billboard in 2013.
She is just so relatable.
She's even admitted to using dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble.
And, of course, the singer is insanely generous.
So @Sia paid for my groceries today thank you so much!! The heart and beautiful soul you have for paying for everyo… https://t.co/ySGgDWKIBg— Adri Buckles (@Adri Buckles)1574927784.0
Footage of the singer's heartwarming act quickly spread across social media...And she could be seen paying for hauls of shopping, hugging grateful customers, and introducing herself as "CiCi."
People were in awe at Sia's kindness...
@Sia @Sia I still am in awe of what you did at walmart today. That was the most kind act I have ever witnessed. I j… https://t.co/gHC8RqV3LN— Daniel (@Daniel)1574930342.0
Sia has made a movie about a young girl with autism.
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But her casting choice of Maddy Ziegler, an actress without autism, didn't sit right with some.
@Sia @leslieodomjr @maddieziegler Hi Sia, can I ask why you didn't cast a disabled actor for this part? It's pretty… https://t.co/E7fOirkfSW— Bronagh Waugh (@Bronagh Waugh)1605815760.0
.@sia has got this one wrong. There are so many talented autistic actors out there – like Saskia, Alex, Max, and Ho… https://t.co/0wnJqmIkFs— National Autistic Society (@National Autistic Society)1605877092.0
@Sia @leslieodomjr @maddieziegler This is totally unacceptable and there are no excuses, you should know better tha… https://t.co/8vpXaH2nIq— Jordana Golbourn (@Jordana Golbourn)1605864849.0
@Sia @leslieodomjr @maddieziegler I love Maddie Ziegler, don't get me wrong, but you need to consult actual autisti… https://t.co/Akk5lJN0eJ— Charlotte has left (@Charlotte has left)1605862967.0
The movie was released last month.
And let's just say, things have not got any better for Sia as the negative reviews continue to roll in.
Keep scrolling for the trailer...
Instead of watching/purchasing Sia’s “Music”, I’m going to watch/support Autistic creatives. There’s so much lovely… https://t.co/0YNcTwhq0F— Jessie Paege™️ (@Jessie Paege™️)1613271720.0
the fact that i havent seen anyone talking about leslie odom jr and kate hudson being in Music is weird they should… https://t.co/oQpMXZM5Zi— amy✨ (@amy✨)1613290817.0
these are the tags on sia’s ableist movie “music” n it’s iconic. that’s what u get x https://t.co/dlFsn8Pq6p— Lucy (@Lucy)1613254367.0
What happened to the supposed glowing reviews Sia fans? Music is getting absolutely destroyed by critics. The Autis… https://t.co/QgYaq7TM3K— Jerome M (@Jerome M)1613086295.0
if u care about neuro divergent people at all, please don't watch sia's new film music that is out today, it is ext… https://t.co/edGS7mJyFT— hayden (@hayden)1613146091.0
hi!!! autistic person here!!! don’t support sia’s new movie “music.”— jada. ♡ (@jada. ♡)1613237873.0
I've said a lot about how awful this movie is and how disgusting sia is for making it but this really sucks shit. I… https://t.co/hSsDVTRpH8— A Certain Scientific Failson (@A Certain Scientific Failson)1613194349.0
// sia movie , Music (2021) i cant even begin to describe the immense amount of joy I feel at looking at these bad… https://t.co/FsuNbx4db5— gen n tonic 📌PINNED (@gen n tonic 📌PINNED)1613182582.0
Please do not target Maddie Ziegler, there has been documented proof that she was manipulated by Sia into being in… https://t.co/qFfg3NOILg— Jerome M (@Jerome M)1613250379.0
As many of you may know, I’m autistic and I’ve just seen Sia’s new film MUSIC. I don’t want to talk about it becaus… https://t.co/kFzmo9mw5V— Theo Smith (@Theo Smith)1613250521.0
Why isn’t ANYONE talking about the fact that Sia legitimately FORCED Maddie to not only be apart of her film “Music… https://t.co/CV11AI9JWu— 𝓁𝑒𝓋✨ (@𝓁𝑒𝓋✨)1613373461.0
If any of u go see sia’s music we aren’t friends anymore— Kale Morgan (@Kale Morgan)1613152945.0
Sia’s movie Music has been almost universally critically panned. Meanwhile, A Quiet Place, which features a deaf ac… https://t.co/VEhaZUWE1L— Laura Dorwart (@Laura Dorwart)1613325350.0
// Sia , Music , Ableism - Just when I thought things couldn’t get any fucking worse https://t.co/cT2boh3PvS— 🧡Charlie🧡 (@🧡Charlie🧡)1613276328.0
I need to see more non-disabled, non-neurodivergent people being angry about Sia's film Music getting nominated for… https://t.co/FN5v3vDmRm— Errol Kerr (@Errol Kerr)1613238566.0
// sia , ableism the way maddie ziegler was basically forced into the role of music and then ended up crying on se… https://t.co/YoIUcl1pJj— bk 🪱 (@bk 🪱)1613113500.0
The reviews for Sia’s ‘Music’ are as scathing as the reviews for ‘Cats.’ https://t.co/F4k6kycYLt— Brittany Hailer (@Brittany Hailer)1613074517.0
I'm #ActuallyAutistic. The restraint methods used in #SiaMusic were used on me when I young. It's left me with per… https://t.co/xmHmK05qES— PatriciaHill_on_hiatus (@PatriciaHill_on_hiatus)1613243242.0
Watch the trailer below.
What do you think?