I kind of sympathize with some of Sia's past takes and I understand her good intentions, but siding with the intensely controversial Autism Speaks and being against negative criticism from autism rights advocates on Twitter isn't making her look any better.
I know Sia's been controversial before, being among the many who supported false abuse allegations against a certain dead person, and other crap but THIS is just insensitive. I should know because I'm actually an autistic person.
I know some of her views aren't always bad, even at their most controversial....she WAS right to support the women abused by people like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, and she WAS right to defend Johnny Depp, realizing that he was pretty much the victim since Amber Heard...
...is an unbelievably toxic human being. No, I don't care if it's a woman doing it. Abuse and defamation are NEVER okay.

However, if you want to be taken seriously as someone who wants to give Autistic people more positive representation in the mainstream...at least make...
...sure it's in good taste and done properly, even if you aren't able to get a hold of actors who are actually autistic. I do realize they're rare and I understand.

Also, stay THE HELL away from Autism Speaks. Partnering up with them, of ALL groups, doesn't look good on you.
I don't know why NOBODY is learning anything from all the controversy and backlash people have faced for siding with an infamously toxic organization. I get AS is trying to repent for its past but isn't doing it properly and is attempting to HIDE its scummy ways rather than...
...properly ditch them. It's still being a wolf in sheep's clothing. Sugarcoating your own toxic views on autistic people isn't good enough. And I don't get why some people still haven't learned from all the backlash they've faced from partnering with a controversial organization

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Wow. A lot of Bronies and Pegasisters have turned against Sia over her latest controversy....Can't really blame them though. Image
Seriously, this is the biggest idiot move Sia made yet. If she doesn't want to be targeted by cancel culture, she should have tried being nicer to autistic actors, while trying to be respectful. While I can understand the recent "only black people should play black people"...
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Then didn't they technically hate Stephen Hillenburg as a person. Then why would they have hired him to begin with?

This sh*t has been getting worse since 2018 after he died. And people worship him like he's God, to the point where a spinoff he personally had a disagreement...
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Whenever someone makes a stupid mistake on Twitter by posting something he doesn't realize is insensitive, people harass him, or tells him off for being a horrible, mean, bully, treating him like he was deliberately being an awful person, even though he never meant to come...
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Besides, I pretty much decided to move on for real after this but sure, let's stir more drama over stupid decisions and my unwillingness to put up with people confronting me. DEAR GOD I hate this site's user community at times. 🙄
And yes, PLEASE make fun of me for being a "toxic" person on the internet behind my back, will ya? Even though I've pretty much largely moved on and stopped caring at this point?

You're not being any less toxic than me right now.
Goodbye.
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