While many have praised Sia for her "Elastic Heart" music video, others have condemned the singer, claiming the video, which features Shia LaBeouf and Dance Moms' Maddie Zeigler, portrays an inappropriate, intimate relationship between the stars.
Zeigler, who first made waves in Sia's video for "Chandelier," is back in her skin-colored bodysuit and blonde wig while LaBeouf dons skin-colored pants and no shirt. Both appear haggard and dirty, and proceed to take part in a poetic dance off inside of a cage.
Because many have criticized the "Breathe Me" singer for the video, she took to Twitter to address the outcries.
"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," she tweeted Wednesday night, adding, "These two warring 'sia' states."
"I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart," she continued. "My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody."