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Sia Addresses Exposing Dancer Maddie Ziegler To Fame


Dancer Maddie Ziegler is best known for her time on Dance Moms, but she also rose to fame as the lead in singer Sia's music videos and joining her on tour over the years.

In recent years, Sia is only seen publicly wearing wigs that hide her face as she has openly talked about disliking the spotlight.

A recent Guardian article called "The Sia conundrum: if fame is so damaging, why pass it on to a child?" questions her using Maddie as the "face" of her music and writes:

"The grown-up who has seen what fame can do and fears it has, perhaps unwittingly, handed it over to the child instead.”

Yesterday, Sia responded to that criticism on Twitter, sharing how she checks in on Maddie every week and "assure[s] her if she ever wants it to stop it stops."

Read everything she said here:


I never believe it was Sia's intention to pass the negative sides of fame onto Maddie, as she did begin as a dancer before becoming known for dancing in Sia music videos - and it seems Sia truly does have Maddie's best interest in mind.

It seems that Maddie would have become this famous with or without Sia, at some point down the line.

What do you think??

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Photo: Getty Images

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