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Maddie Ziegler Dances Wildly in SNL Debut, But No Shia LaBeouf (watch!) 2

Maddie Ziegler Dances Wildly in SNL Debut, But No Shia LaBeouf (watch!)

Maddie Ziegler debuted on “Saturday Night Live” last night and performed her controversial dance to Sia’s song “Elastic Heart,” wearing the same nude-colored leotard, but this time her dance partner was another girl, not actor Shia LaBeouf. Maddie who is 12 and best known for her role on Bravo’s “Dance Moms,” caused an uproar when she danced with LaBeouf in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video. She wore a nude-colored leotard, while LaBeouf wore the same color briefs. Their dance simulated a cage fight and included moments of passionate embracing as well as wild dancing....
Meet Maddie Ziegler: From Tiny Tot to Nation's First Pre-Teen Sex Symbol 4

Meet Maddie Ziegler: From Tiny Tot to Nation’s First Pre-Teen Sex Symbol

Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old star of the controversial show “Dance Moms,” has become the center of an intense debate over the sexualization of pre-teens. Say what you will, but she’s the nation’s first pre-teen sex symbol, and maybe the start of a dark new trend. Ziegler was thrust into national attention by her performance with 28-year-old Shia LeBeouf in a new music video by Sia, featuring her song “Elastic Heart.” Overseas, a number of pre-teen models have appeared in adult fashion magazines. At 11, Anais Gallegher, daughter of former Oasis singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher, was also modeling professionally. Supermodel Kate Moss’ half-sister Charlotte Moss, known as Lottie, also debuted as a professional model at 13....
Sia Responds to Debate Over 'Elastic Heart' Video: Art? Or, Kiddie Porn? 6

Sia Responds to Debate Over ‘Elastic Heart’ Video: Art? Or, Kiddie Porn?

Sia, whose “Elastic Heart video featuring 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler in an erotic dance, has apologized to anyone who was offended by what clearly were overtones of pedophilia in the clip. But, hey, it’s not what she meant. The video sparked a heated social media debate over whether the interpretive dance routine simulating a cage fight was art, or merely kiddie porn. LaBeouf was clad in a flesh-colored briefs and Maddie wore a similar flesh-colored bodysuit and blonde wig. They acted out a fight that also included moments of passion, embracing and wild dance moves....