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Sia no fan of fame — so why transfer it to a teen?

Patrick Varine
| Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Murrysville native Maddie Ziegler in 'The Book of Henry.' Ziegler has also served as the 'face' of pop singer Sia in several videos and performances.
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Murrysville native Maddie Ziegler in 'The Book of Henry.' Ziegler has also served as the 'face' of pop singer Sia in several videos and performances.

Singer Sia makes it a point to cover her face during performances, and made no secret of her aversion to fame and the negative things it can bring to a person's life.

A writer for The Guardian is curious : if Sia views fame so negatively, why pass it on to a 15-year-old child, Murrysville native Maddie Ziegler?

Ziegler has essentially functioned as Sia's "face" in several music videos and performances including the Grammy Awards.

Sia responded to the column .

Responses from the Twitterverse have been varied.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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