Sia Apologizes for ‘Pedophilia’ Perception in Music Video

January 9, 2015 1:31 PM

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“Chandelier” singer Sia's newest music video, in which 28-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler dance with each other while dressed in flesh-toned leotards, has drawn criticism it was sexually suggestive and the singer has apologized.

In the video for the song “Elastic Heart,” LaBeouf and the young dancer, who appears in the reality TV show “Dance Moms,” are both inside a large cage. Their interpretive dance style is at times unhurried, while the pace picks up at other times and becomes frenetic and suggestive of conflict. Both d...

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