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Sia was ‘suicidal’ after backlash against portrayal of autism in her film Music

Sia was ‘suicidal’ and ‘went to rehab’ after backlash against portrayal of autism in her movie Music










Sia considered ending her life after intense criticism of her film Music.

Speaking to The New York Times as part of her profile on Kathy Griffin, the singer admitted that she “became suicidal and relapsed and went to rehab” after the film’s release.

The 46-year-old later credited Griffin with helping her recover, telling the newspaper: “She saved my life.”

Fighting: Sia considered ending her life after intense criticism of her movie Music

The Chandelier star revealed that the 61-year-old comedian had convinced her to go to a Hollywood restaurant following the fallout from her movie’s release.

The strategic outing was captured by paparazzi and helped generate positive feedback for Sia.

The 2021 drama faced strong backlash for its portrayal of autism and was accused of being “able” and contributing “to harmful stereotypes of autistic people.”

Savior: Speaking to The New York Times as part of her profile on Kathy Griffin (pictured from November), the singer admitted that

Savior: Speaking to The New York Times as part of her profile on Kathy Griffin (pictured from November), the singer admitted that she “got suicidal and relapsed and went to rehab” after the film’s release. She credited Griffin with helping her recover, saying, “He saved my life.”

Neurotypical actress and dancer Maddie Ziegler played an autistic teenager in the film, amid claims that autistic actors were overlooked for the role she ultimately landed.

Despite the criticism, the film received two Golden Globe nominations.

It was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and for Best Actress – Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for Kate Hudson, but did not win either.

Backlash: The musician faced backlash for her portrayal of autism and was accused of being

Backlash: The music faced backlash for its portrayal of autism and was accused of being “capable” of and contributing “to harmful stereotypes of autistic people.” Pictured: stars Kate Hudson (right) and Maddie Ziegler (left)

Music also topped the 2021 ‘Razzie’ awards, with ‘wins’ for Sia for Worst Director, Kate Hudson for Worst Actress and Ziegler for Worst Supporting Actress.

In the film, Hudson plays Zu, a newly sober drug dealer who becomes the guardian of her autistic half-sister Music (Ziegler) after their grandmother dies.

Zu struggles to take care of Music, but his neighbor Ebo (Leslie Odom Jr.) helps him out.

Bomb: Music also topped the 2021 'Razzie' Awards, with 'wins' for Sia for Worst Director, Kate Hudson for Worst Actress and Ziegler for Worst Supporting Actress.

Bomb: Music also topped the 2021 ‘Razzie’ Awards, with ‘wins’ for Sia for Worst Director, Kate Hudson for Worst Actress and Ziegler for Worst Supporting Actress.

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