Singer Sia has apologized over accusations of pedophilia in her new video, Elastic Heart.
The video stars 12-year old dancer Maddie Ziegler and actor Shia LeBeouf in an emotional choreographic set.
While the choreography was in itself beautiful, it drew criticism from some commentators, one of whom said the video reeked of “child molestation.”
The singer, who likes to keep her identity hidden though, has since apologized to any one who may have issues with the video.
“I anticipated some ‘pedophelia!!!’ Cries for this video,” she wrote on Twitter. “All I can say is, Maddie and Shia are two of the only actors I felt could play these two warring ‘Sia’ self states.”
“I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.