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Sia Defends New Video After Pedophelia Backlash

8 January 2015 | 5:04 pm | Staff Writer

"My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody"

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Internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Sia has defended her new video featuring actor Shia LeBeouf and Dance Moms child star Maddie Ziegler after the clip received backlash online after its release today.

The Elastic Heart video features both LeBeouf and Ziegler in nude coloured outfits, dance-battling in a giant birdcage and while a lot of the response has been positive, the Aussie artist has also come under fire on social media for claims of depicting pedophelia.

Sia took to her own Twitter account this afternoon to defend the video, as well as apologise to anyone who may have been upset by its storyline.


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The Chandelier hit-maker stressed that both LeBeouf and Ziegler were depicting different sides of herself and that it was not a representation of her relationship with her father.
You can watch the video again below: