This 'To Catch A Predator' Parody Of Sia's "Elastic Heart" Video Is Absolutely How We All Need To Laugh About This — VIDEO
Earlier this year, Sia employed her "Chandelier" mini-me to join an Even Stevens star (that's really all he is, you guys) in a birdcage for the video for her new single "Elastic Heart". The video features 12-year-old Dance Moms breakout star Maddie Ziegler and 28-year-old "art person" Shia LeBeouf dressed in nude bodysuits essentially writhing towards and at each other. If that sounds weird to you, you're not alone. Almost immediately after the video's release, cries of pedophilia echoed across the barren Internet landscape, something Sia admittedly expected. However, she said it was absolutely not her intention for the performance to trigger painful experiences with viewers. The singer even made a public apology about just that, which was pretty cool, and we all moved on—mostly.
The good folks at CollegeHumor have just bestowed upon an unworthy Internet a parody of Sia's controversial video. It begins like the original "Elastic Heart" video but quickly pulled a record scratch moment, shifting it into a pseudo-How To Catch A Predator halt. A Chris Hansen stand-in pulls the fake LeBeouf aside, demanding to know his actual intentions with the preteen in the leotard. "What is it you were planning to do here today?" the mock host asks. "Just do a little dance," the actual adult man dancer says. Just do a little dance. That is perfect. But it gets better when he clarifies that he's there to "do an art."
The head-thwapping! Yes! To be real, I found that part the most upsetting of the original video anyway. What are you doing, LeBeouf?? As a refresher, here's the original: