Sia Apologizes for ‘Elastic Heart’ Music Video
No. You know what? I can’t fucking stand the fact that Sia has to be the one that has to hide her face in public. How is it her fault that people are so fucking ignorant and do not understand art, dance, emotion etc.
This just a prime example of ignorance to the situation.
I have talked to many people and asked what they think about the video. Here are some of their responses:
"No way do I think she should of apologized. The fault isn’t with Sia, Shia or Maddie. The fault is with how society has made it impossible for a man to interact with a child without pedophilia becoming an issue. It was a beautiful video, and I feel so awful that people have twisted it and looked upon it with perversion on their mind. It’s sad."
"The video sends a powerful message about mental illness. Anyone that associates the music video with pedophilia should be ashamed. The nude leotards are what dancers wear so their focus is completely on the dance. Anyone that sexualises a 12 year old girl is apart of the problem."
"It’s ridiculous, Sia should not have had to apologise, there was nothing sexual about the video clip. It was very emotional and intimate, but not sexual.
Sia has said on her twitter it is NOT about her father and her relationship. She has stated that Shia and Maddie represent two parts of herself. Sia and her father do have a history of mental illness, but the video clip is not about their relationship. You can find Sia stating this on her twitter.”
"If it were a young male dancer, would there be the same "outrage" over the video?"
The point of the video was NOT sexuality, the point was to show the world something internal for Sia through dance, which was beautifully choreographed. I saw raw emotion and an insight to the roots of the most basic parts of humanity. Sia should not apologize for her honest art, there are music videos in this industry with far more sexual messages and even if they are ridiculed and disrespected no artist should apologize for their work unless they are directly insulting or disrespecting a person or group of people. That’s like telling an illustrator or fine artist they are not allowed to paint or draw people in the nude because it’s too “sexual”.
There was nothing wrong with the video. The only thing that is wrong is the way that some people understand the video and do not allow anyone to alter and perhaps clarify their thoughts.