Kate Hudson Feels "Terrible" Over Music Autism Representation Backlash
Kate Hudson addressed the backlash from the autism community over her new movie Music.
In the new film, which was written and directed by music superstar Sia, Dance Moms alum Maddie Ziegler portrays the titular character. Music is autistic and non-verbal, and many people were upset that Sia cast a neurotypical actress to play such a role. In November, the "Chandelier" singer claimed that she attempted to hire a person with autism for the part, but that the actress found the role "unpleasant" and "stressful." However, autistic actors on Twitter accused her of not looking hard enough before casting Maddie, who Sia has worked with in several of her music videos.……
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