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Sia Recounts How Kathy Griffin Saved Her Life Amid Backlash From “Music” Film

Grammy award-winning singer Sia says she was suicidal and checked herself into rehab after backlash over her 2021 film titled “Music”.

While speaking with the New York Times the “Chandelier” singer said comedian Kathy Griffin pulled her out of her depression. “I was suicidal and relapsed and went to rehab. She saved my life”.

Sia Was “Suicidal” And “Went Into Rehab” Following Backlash To Her Directorial Feature Debut Music
Sia with Kathy Griffin

Amid the backlash, Sia said Griffin took her to dinner at Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood so paparazzi would take their photo together and change the conversation in the media.

“Music,” written and directed by Sia, was centred around the story of a teenager with autism.

However, she was lambasted by disability rights activists for casting Maddie Ziegler, who was not on the autism spectrum. The movie, also starring Kate Hudson, was nominated for two Golden Globes that year and four Golden Raspberry Awards.

Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson in “Music”
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Several actors with autism spoke out against Sia’s film including actress Chloé Hayden. Hayden told the Times that casting Ziegler was “undermining autistic people’s capabilities and making us out to be infants. If your film is about inclusion, but you’re not making the actual film set inclusive, it completely belittles the entire point.”

Sia initially defended her casting choices, saying she “cast thirteen neuroatypical people, three trans folks, and not as f*cking prostitutes or drug addicts but as doctors, nurses and singers.

f*cking sad nobody’s even seen the dang movie. My heart has always been in the right place, ” she added.

Sia later apologized for her choices before deleting her Twitter page.

“I’m sorry. I plan to remove the restraint scenes from all future printings. I listened to the wrong people and that is my responsibility, my research was clearly not thorough enough, not wide enough, “she had tweeted.


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