Australian pop singer-songwriter Sia is known for hits such as “Chandelier” but also for protecting her privacy, often concealing her identity with larger-than-life wigs.
It might come as a surprise, then, that the nine-time Grammy nominee engaged directly with critics of the new trailer for her upcoming film, “Music.”
The project, which she’s calling a “cinematic experience,” will feature dancer and frequent collaborator Maddie Ziegler as Music, a teen with autism as well as actors Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr.
The “Elastic Heart” artist, who has dabbled in directing since 2014, released the trailer Thursday. Since then, a backlash has been brewing on Twitter around the portrayal of Ziegler’s character, who communicates her emotions through a tablet in the trailer, leaning into a disability the actress does not have.
Sia, however, seems annoyed by the pushback, tweeting: “Why don’t you watch my film before you judge it? FURY.”