The film has faced heavy backlash over its portrayal of autism and a new york petition is now calling on the entertainment industry to take a stand on the major’s debut movie. Music is severely ableist and contributes to harmful stereotypes of autistic people raids. The petition the golden globes must rescind its two nominations for best musical slash, comedy picture and best musical slash, comedy actress, kate, hudson and the entertainment industry must promise to actively work towards inclusion and better disability representation. The authors of the petition also say the film is unwatchable for those with autism due to the stroking lights, loud, sounds and quick camera movements. Despite previously insisting the film was a love letter to the artists about one in four autistic people have epilepsy, so the movie can cause seizures and is also very uncomfortable for those without it. Despite making the movie for autistic people, sia has made it in such a way that a majority of us will be unable to watch. It reads the petition titled, the golden globes must rescind the nomination for shaw’s ableist movie, music maddie ziegler plays an autistic teen in the film and the petition claims autistic actors were overlooked for the part she ultimately led. Secondly, actual autistic people were ignored in the casting process when sia cast neurotypical maddie ziegler to play the autistic character music, because she can’t do a project without her, where to make things even worse, ziegler learned how to act autistic by watching videos of autistic children having Meltdowns uploaded to youtube by their parents without their consent.
The petition the petition also takes issue with shaw’s response to disability activists when faced with justified critique, sia decided to personally attack members of the community when she replied, maybe you’re, just a bad actor to one autistic. Individual who expressed their ability and willingness to, furthermore, claims to have researched autism for years, but the fact that she collaborated with autism speaks easily identified as a eugenics. Promoting hate group is a testament to the severity of her lies. She refused to apologize, and only did so after receiving the nominations out of fear of a boycott, which is exactly what we urge up. The petition also addresses the depiction of restraints in the film which sia previously said she see apologized following the criticism and promised to attach a warning to the movie saying the film in no way condones or recommends the use of restraint on autistic people. Yet the petition claims the restraint scenes have not been removed and there are no warning. The musical drama music was released earlier this month and has not just received widespread criticism from the autism community, but negative. Still. The movie received two golden globe: nominations, one for best, motion, picture, musical or comedy and another for best actress, motion, picture, comedy or musical for kate.