A Missed Chance For Inclusivity?
Adam Azhar, Part-time Theatre Practitioner
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Pop singer Sia caused quite a stir last week, when she announced the release of her new film, Music, which cast a neuro-typical teen in the role of a non-verbal Autistic teenager. This didn't go well with the Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD community, but Sia is standing by her decision. We look at why the trailer has received so much backlash, from the community it was meant to represent.
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons (MissLunaRose12)
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs, Lim Sue Ann, Dashran Yohan
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Categories: Film, Social Issues
Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, Sia, Film, Music, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Maddie Ziegler, Neurotypical Actor, Twitter, Asperger’s Syndrome, Neurodiversity on Screen, Disability on Screen, Inclusivity, Film Industry,