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Shia LaBeouf Cage Fights With a 12-Year-Old Girl in Sia's Controversial Video

Singer Has Already Apologized for Upsetting Some Viewers

Published on Jan 08, 2015

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Shia LaBeouf acts out a strange cage fight with a pre-teen girl in this odd, controversial video from Sia, which is already going viral. Choreographed by Ryan Heffington (who also oversaw LaBeouf's moves in a video for Sigur Ros in which the actor danced as a drug-addicted lover), it features the 28-year-old LaBeouf wearing a bizarre "nude" costume and dancing/wrestling with similarly-attired Maddie Ziegler, 12, who is best known for reality series "Dance Moms."

Grammy-nominated Sia co-directed the video with longtime collaborator Daniel Askill and has already apologized on Twitter for upsetting some people with the video. She said it is supposed to represent her tumultuous relationship with her father, but some commenters have found it disturbing for its pedophilic overtones, given the stars' respective ages. She tweeted: "I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody."

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Date
Jan 08, 2015
Choreographer:
Ryan Heffington
Client:
Sia
Director:
Sia
Director:
Daniel Askill

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