After more since her was nominated for a Golden Globe, Sia deleted her account after she apologized when fans expressed concerns about the flick which stars Maddie Ziegler as Music, a girl with autism. 

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The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy and Kate Hudson was up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for her role but there were concerns about how the film will portray autism about one scene in particular where Hudson uses restraints on Ziegler’s character. 

“MUSIC doesn’t just promote harmful stereotypes about autistic people ― it shows restraints that have killed members of our community as necessary and loving acts. This film should never have been made, and it shouldn’t be shown,” Zoe Gross, director of advocacy at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network wrote in a press release.

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Communication First, which is a group for nonverbal people with disabilities said that ’s team “reached out and briefly engaged” with them “before restraint scenes from the film were leaked” but communication ended between them after “a committee of nonspeaking and autistic people were invited to screen the film last week,” and made additional recommendations. 

MUSIC’s restraint scenes will undoubtedly cause harm to autistic people. Because many autistic people have experienced restraint, some will be traumatized by watching the film,” executive director of Communication First Tauna Szymanski said. 

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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 with [sic] meltdown safety,” Sia wrote in tweets captured by the Daily Mail before she deleted her account.

The Chandelier singer also said she plans on removing the restraints scenes and listened to the “wrong people” when she researched. 

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“Could u not have gone with …. another autistic actor? instead of casting one, going ‘this is too hard i can’t accommodate this person‘ and going straight to a neurotypical actor instead?” another added. 

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“I cast thirteen neuroatypical people, three trans folk, and not as f**king prostitutes or drug addicts but as doctors, nurses and singers. F**king sad nobody’s even seen the dang movie. My heart has always been in the right place,” the Breathe Me singer shot back at the time, who said she “tried working with a beautiful young girl non verbal on the spectrum and she found it unpleasant and stressful. So that’s why I cast Maddie.”

MUSIC will premiere in select Imax threats on February 10 and will be released on premium video-on-demand services on February 12. 

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