Most of you have probably already seen Sia’s new controversial music video for “Elastic Heart” featuring Shia LaBeouf and “Dance Moms” Maddie Ziegler. If you haven’t seen it, LaBeouf and Ziegler are locked in what looks like a big bird cage, wearing only nude colored underwear, a unitard for Ziegler, and looking incredibly dirty.
The video has LaBeouf and Ziegler fighting each other at one point and at another, acting enduring toward each other, all while dancing. In the end, Ziegler is trying to free LaBeouf from the cage they were trapped in and can’t succeed.
Some people thought nothing of the video except “Wow, Shia LaBeouf can dance?” but there are others who take things way out of proportion and everyone gets talking. Twitter and Facebook filled up with comments that LaBeouf’s character represented a pedophile. Some even took it a bit farther and said the video was disgusting because, in their eyes, an adult male shouldn’t be dancing with a young girl.
Among all the controversy, Sia came out with responses via her Twitter last night.
She continued to respond to her fans’ questions, saying that both actors were meant to represent Sia and no one else.
Personally, I enjoyed the video. I have always been a fan of Shia LaBeouf, even in his “crazy state,” and was amazed at how well he danced. I loved watching dance as an art form and a story presented in front of us and I believe that the video is showing this storytelling.
To me, Ziegler represented Sia and maybe LaBeouf could be someone from her past or even represent Sia fighting herself. I guess we will truly never know unless Sia herself decides to tell us.
Here is the video so you can judge for yourself.