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Sia dropped the new video for her song “Elastic Heart” on Wednesday, and it’s even more bizarre than you might expect.

Just like the video for “Chandelier,” this video stars Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms in a signature Sia blonde bob wig. Though “Chandelier” won millions of fans for Ziegler’s spellbinding interpretive dance moves, some criticized the very emotional video for over-sexualizing 12-year-old Ziegler, who dances in a nude leotard.

Well, “Elastic Heart” is even more emotional and perhaps even more perverse. In this video, Sia has teamed up Ziegler with Shia LaBeouf, no stranger to controversy. A buff LaBeouf is wearing a nude leotard so small that at first glance the actor looks naked. In the video, LaBeouf, 28, and Ziegler are trapped in a giant bird cage. The two alternately fight and embrace one another—at one point Ziegler bites LaBeouf’s hand and in another LaBeouf carries her around the cage.

Even though the nude leotards for the adult and child dancers are certain to be called into question, fans of Sia are already commenting on the new video, saying that it brought them to tears.

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