Kate Hudson Responds to Backlash Over Her New Movie’s Representation of Autism


As a petition to ban Sia’s new movie, Music, reaches more than 100,000 signatures due to its “harmful stereotypes of autistic people,” Kate Hudson, one of the film’s stars, is addressing the backlash.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Friday night, Hudson responded to the ongoing criticism about Sia’s controversial decision to cast Maddie Ziegler as a character with autism, rather than an actor who is on the spectrum. “I think when people see the film, that they will see the amount of love and sensitivity that was put into it,” Hudson said when asked about the negativity surrounding the movie’s release.

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