Singer forced to apologise over controversial video

Sia has been forced to apologise after her music video for Elastic Heart was blasted as ‘paedophilic’. The video, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Zieglar carrying out some contemporary dance moves in a large cage has drawn a lot of negative criticism in the past 24 hours.

Now, Sia has taken to Twitter to explain her thoughts behind the video, saying: “I anticipated some ‘pedophelia!!!’ 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.” [sic]

The Chandelier singer also went on to apologise to anyone who was offended by the video’s content, writing: “I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.”

However, many of her followers have questioned her need to apologise, claiming that the video is clearly art: “@Sia they can’t recognise art when it’s right in from [sic] of them. Don’t say you’re sorry, feel sorry for them. The video is a masterpiece," said one fan.

Do you think the video went too far?