‘No way’: Sia doubles down on autistic character casting in Music

Sia continues to defend her decision to cast Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teen in her feature film Music, despite copping a large amount of backlash over it.

During an interview with 10 News First about the project, the Aussie singer was asked about the criticism she faced from the autism and wider communities for choosing not to cast someone who actually has autism to play the low-functioning autistic teenager in the film.

Other News Articles

A personal drive for change

Kathrine Peereboom is the founder of Spectrum Support, an organisation dedicated to empowering people with autism through safety and awareness programs. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Read More »
Scroll to Top