If you think it's "not a big deal" that Sia did not cast an #ActuallyAutistic actor to play the main autistic character in her upcoming movie then let me remind you: Sia is profiting off a marginalized community and giving nothing back to them
In fact, Sia is actively harming the autistic community by associating with and advocating for Autism Speaks, an organization that has a long history of working against the people they claim to support
When a creator decides to tell a story about a marginalized community to which they do not belong, they are essentially deciding that what they have to say is somehow more important, more worthy, than what members of the community have to say about themselves
and this is ESPECIALLY true when it comes to the autistic community--a community that has been repeatedly silenced by those who claim to "support" them. Condescension, infantilization--it's all part of dehumanizing autistic people, removing their agency
So Sia is contributing to the further marginalization of autistic people by assuming it would be "cruel" to cast an actually autistic actor as the main character, by assuming her three years of research is somehow sufficient to silence actually autistic critics
I'd ask you to look at it this way: Sia is profiting off the further marginalization of an already-marginalized community. She is silencing autistic people while purporting to speak for autistic people. She is dehumanizing autistic people for her own benefit.

Super gross :/

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