Sia Runs Afoul of Woke Rules, Defends Casting Maddie Ziegler in a Movie Based on Acting Ability

Sia has a new movie coming out this year called Music about a woman who suddenly finds herself the sole guardian of her autistic sister, named Music. Sia decided to cast Maddie Ziegler in the film as Music because she puts her in basically everything she does.

Unfortunately for her, some really loud people have decided that actors can now only play characters who have had the exact same life experiences as they have because they’ve forgotten what the word “acting” means. These people are apparently very mad that Sia cast a non-autistic actress to play an autistic character.

Personally, I’m getting a little tired of this. The whole point of acting is that you’re portraying experiences other than your own. The movement to have people only portray the experience they’ve actually gone through is mind-boggling stupid to me.

Hey, you got The Simpsons to not let white actors play non-white characters, hurray, a big win for the good guys! How did that work out, anyway? Have they hired a bunch of new actors to play characters like Apu and Doctor Hibbert or did they just recast Carl and write every other non-white character into the background stop giving them speaking parts?

CNN reports Sia defended casting an actress to play a role.

“I realized it wasn’t ableism, I mean it is ableism I guess as well, but it’s actually nepotism because I can’t do a project without her. I don’t want to. I wouldn’t make art if it didn’t include her,” Sia said.

Don’t we have better things to worry about in 2021? There’s the coronavirus and the president is refusing to accept that he lost the election and the NFL season is almost over and Washington is still just calling themselves “Football Team.” I think there are more important things going on than checking if the actor playing the character with a limp really has a limp.

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