In 2021, Sia received a lot of backlash for her film’s depiction of autism. Music. She eventually apologized, saying, “I plan to remove the restraint scenes from all future prints. I listened to the wrong people and it’s my responsibility, my research was clearly not deep enough, not broad enough.
The pop singer appeared on an episode of Rob has a podcast in conversation with Survivor candidate Carolyn Wiger. “I’m on the spectrum and I’m recovering and I’m anything, there’s a lot of stuff…” she revealed. “Being in recovery and knowing what neuroatypia you might or might not have, I think one of the greatest things is that no one can ever know you and love you when you’re full of secrets and living in shame.”
She added: “When we finally sit down in a room full of strangers and tell them our deepest, darkest and most shameful secrets and everyone laughs with us and we don’t feel like trash for the first time in our lives and feeling seen for the first time in our lives for who we really are.Then we can go out into the world just operating as human beings with hearts… without pretending to be anything.
She concluded: “For 45 years I felt like I had to put on my human costume. And it’s only been in the last two years that I’ve become fully, fully myself.