Sia has tweeted an apology for her ‘Elastic Heart’ video after some viewers expressed concerns that it could be an emotional trigger for victims of abuse.
The video, which she admits she expected to cause controversy, features Shia LaBeouf, 28, and 12-year-old Dance Moms superstar Maddie Ziegler wrestling in a giant cage wearing just nude clothing (just boxers for Shia, a leotard for Maddie) and covered in dirt and drawings.
Whilst Maddie’s dance skills stole the show for some (because she’s ridiculously talented), others voiced concerns that the singer’s video could be a trigger for those who have been victims of abuse and molestation.
Taking to her Twitter page, Sia released an apology, explaining that her “My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.”
She added that she “anticipated some ‘pedophelia!!!’ Cries for this video,” and that the two characters represent the “two warring ‘sia’ self states.”