I resent the idea that Sia is somehow obligated to give everyone their ‘big break’. Like she has said in interviews that she has anxiety and she produces better art when she’s within a team she’s comfortable with. It’s not fair for people to demand these things from her. What you guys call Pigeon holing herself is her finding a way to continue her career while coping with mental illness. She employed a diverse cast of 49 little dancers. Maddie herself wasn’t playing a victim she represents Sia. We’ve known for ages that Maddie is Sia’s muse so I don’t see what’s wrong with Sia putting herself in the middle of her work so she can provide a hopeful message. Furthermore I like that she’s using children. That’s the message she’s trying out across so it works very well to use children in it. If focuses more on the value of life and youth. This is not to say that you can’t dislike the video. I just think that a lot of people throwing criticism at Sia don’t really understand her , her struggle and why she chooses to do what she does. She addressed all these issues in interviews.