Sia Apologizes for Disturbing Video with Maddie from @DanceMoms and Shia LaBeouf

We have been a fan of Sia since her hit song “Breathe Me” came out a few years ago. And, we thought her Chandelier song and particularly the video were very clever. However, the new video starring 12 year old Maddie from Dance Moms and Shia LaBeouf – sparring around in nude bodysuits in a cage – is undeniably disturbing. Without question it brings to mind pedophilia. Obviously, we are not the only ones who thought this as Sia has now released a statement apologizing:

“I anticipated some ‘[pedophilia]’!!!’ Cries for this video. All I can say is Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors I felt could play … These two [warring] ‘Sia’ self states, ” she explained.

Personally, we think the video should be taken down. How Melissa, Maddie’s mom, approved of this is astounding … fame is one thing but putting your daughter into that position is disconcerting. Here are some of the images from the video. What are your thoughts?

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