Should Sia have cast an autistic person? #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs
After our recent stimulating discussions on the controversy around the film The Witches, the disagreement between Piers Morgan and Sally Phillips on 'cripping up', and the criticisms made of Liz Carr's monologue 'Real Deal' on BBC Four's 'CripTales', we thought it'd be interesting to have a discussion around this topic.
What's the situation?LA Times: Sia is under fire for how her film portrays autism. But she’s the one feeling ‘FURY’
What have people been saying?This is a good thread by an autistic person explaining why they had the right to be angry about the situation. I've also put a couple of examples of what people have been saying below.
Bronagh Waugh (@bronaghwaugh)
Helen Zbihlyj (@HelenAngel)
How has Sia responded?In response to Bronagh's tweet, Sia said:
In response to Helen's tweet, Sia said:
Sia also said that there were autistic people included in the filming of the film:
Sia went on a bit of a Twitter rampage about it, so you can read more of her tweets here.
What do you think? Should Sia have cast an autistic person to play the role?
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