Shortly before deleting her Twitter account, Sia said in a series of tweets: “I promise, have been listening. The motion picture MUSIC will, moving forward, have this warning at the head of the movie:
“MUSIC in no way condones or recommends the use of restraint on autistic people. There are autistic occupational therapists that specialize in sensory processing who can be consulted to explain safe ways to provide proprioceptive, deep-pressure feedback to help w meltdown safety.”
She added that the restraint scenes will be removed from future screens, before apologising and saying she “listened to the wrong people”.
Critics have since taken to Twitter to respond to Music’s nomination, using the hashtag #NoGoldenGlobeForMusic to call for the nod to be rescinded. Some have described it as "dangerous" and "ableist".
@goldenglobes Thanks for letting autistic people know that you value ableism more than our safety. We are outraged… https://t.co/9zhoCl7nNh