Australian singer-songwriter Singer Furler, 39, was quick to defend her “Elastic Heart” music video, which was criticised for having pedophilia-themed dance moves upon its release. She took to Twitter to explain the idea behind the music video.

In a tweet, Furler said she anticipated some pedophilia cries for the music video, which features “Fury” star Shia LaBeouf, 28, and “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler, 12, who was also in her “Chandelier” music video.

Furler added that LaBeouf and Ziegler are two of the only actors she felt "could play the two warring 'Sia' self states" for her “Elastic Heart” music video. From Furler’s sixth studio album “1000 Forms Of Fear,” the track is the soundtrack of the 2013 film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

On the other hand, Furler tweeted, “I apologize to those who feel triggered by #ElasticHeart My intention was to create some emotional content, not to upset anybody.”

Created by “Chandelier” music video director Daniel Askill, the “Elastic Heart” music video shows LaBeouf and Ziegler performing an interpretative dance inside a large cage. The dance moves were not overtly sexual but were interpreted as inappropriate by some viewers.

Published on Jan. 7, Wednesday, on YouTube, Furler’s music video for “Elastic Heart” has been viewed almost 3 million times in less than 24 hours. It received more than 84,000 likes outnumbering its almost 2,500 thumbs down. Watch it here:

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