Sia Responds To Criticism That She Pushed 15-Year-Old Maddie Ziegler Into The Spotlight

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Sia is tackling criticism that she pushed teen dancer Maddie Ziegler into the spotlight head on.

ICYMI on Tuesday, The Guardian published an opinion piece calling out the Cheap Thrills singer for throwing the 15-year-old into the world of Hollywood when the singer has openly admitted to hating fame and everything that comes along with it.

Responding to the backlash, the 41-year-old stepped up to say that she is very “protective” of the youngartist, whom she began working with when she was 11 and already receiving notoriety for her talent.

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Sia responded on Wednesday:

Dance genuinely seems to be Maddie’s passion — and we’re sure if things were to change, the songstress would place her well-being as a priority. We can only hope so, anyway!

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