Several organisations dedicated to people with autism have criticized the upcoming film by singer and songrwiter Sia. In the run-up to major film ceremonies, they plan to ask stars to boycott these shows when Music is honored there, reports The New York Post.
The film, which was criticized earlier because the main role of an autistic girl is not played by an autistic actress, appears next month and could therefore be eligible for a nomination for a film award.
Organisations like the National Autism Association now call on actors and actresses not to go to the Golden Globes or Oscars, for example, when Music is nominated. “The plan is also to call on any other nominees to refuse participation,” says an insider.
Music is about the relationship between an addict drug dealer, played by Kate Hudson, and her autistic half-sister, played by Maddie Ziegler. After the trailer appeared last year, Sia received a lot of criticism on social media.
The singer bit off already at that time. “I tried to work with an autistic young girl but she found it annoying and stressful”, the singer defended herself. “Ive done three years of research, Im disappointed. Why dont you guys watch my movie before you judge?