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Sia vs Autism? One Autistic Woman’s POV on the Controversy

Sia vs Autism? One Autistic Woman’s POV on the Controversy

Here we go again.  War is in full swing in a matter of hours between the singer-songwriter Sia and the #actuallyautistic community over her upcoming autism themed film, Music. To sum up the controversy: Maddie Ziegler, who plays Music, is not autistic.  The complaint is that many autistic actresses could have possibly played the role (based solely on diagnosis & gender). Having someone able-bodied play a disabled character is widely considered "ableist." I've seen the Twitter mob attack before, so I had to jump in and do my research before responding as I know I will take heat for my response…
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