Sia appears to have deleted her Twitter account following criticism of her film, Music.
The controversial film received two Golden Globe nominations on Wednesday (February 3rd), for both Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for its star Kate Hudson. However, the spotlight renewed criticisms of the film.
Music has received backlash for casting Maddie Ziegler, a neurotypical actress, as a teenager on the Autism spectrum and for including a scene that shows Music being restrained during an ourburst.
On Thursday (February 4th), Sia spoke out on Twitter before deactivating her account. According to E!, she wrote, “I promise, have been listening. The motion picture MUSIC will, moving forward, have this warning at the head of the movie: MUSIC in no way condones or recommends the use of restraint on autistic people. There are autistic occupational therapists that specialize in sensory processing who can be consulted to explain safe ways to provide proprioceptive, deep-pressure feedback to help w meltdown safety.”
Despite having shut down her Twitter account, the singer’s Instagram still appears to be active.
Music, Sia's directorial debut, will be released in select IMAX theatres in the United States for one night on February 10th followed by an on demand release on February 12th.