Sia’s latest video for Elastic Heart, starring warring tween dancer Maddie Ziegler and actor Shia LaBeouf, is now the subject of a very wonderful mash-up. One very savy YouTube user has combined the clip’s confronting footage with the Rob Cantor song, Shia LaBeouf, which presents the oddball actor as “an actual cannibal.”
The footage of the Sia clip, which features LaBeouf trapped in a cage and fighting tween dancer Maddie Ziegler, fits in perfectly with the Rob Cantor track, which tells the story of a bloody encounter with the flesh-eating, forest-living hollywood actor.
Choice lyrics include, “Living in the woods, Shia Labeouf/ Killing for sport, Shia Labeouf/ Eating all the bodies/ Actual, cannibal Shia Labeouf.” The mashup was originally compiled by YouTube user TheManOwl, but has since been removed. It has now appeared on other YouTube channels.
After the release of the original clip last week, Sia was forced to issue an apology to anyone who felt “triggered” by its content, following accusations that it had “pedophilia” connotations. Sia explained that the two actors represented “two warring ‘sia’ self states”.
It takes on a whole new meaning though as the Elastic Cannibal mash up. Enjoy!