Dance Moms' Maddie Ziegler and actor Shia LaBeouf dance in a cage for Sia's new "Elastic Heart" music video, sparking no shortage of criticism as a result.
One of the video's most vocal critics? Dance Moms' Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, who says Maddie Ziegler, 12, had no business dancing in a cage with Shia.
She says the resulting images are borderline pedophilia.
Cathy calls the video vile and says "I nearly threw up" watching Shia, 28, and Maddie writhe around together and couldn't even make it to the end.
Maddie previously starred in Sia's video for "Chandelier," and is clearly not intimidated by taking her "art" to a new level here, but Cathy is appalled.
"I am flabbergasted Melissa would go to the levels she is going to get her daughter famous," she said, in reference to the young Ziegler's mother.
Dance Moms boss Abby Lee Miller is unfazed, however.
If you watch Dance Moms online, you know she is unabashed and unfiltered in her pursuit of her version of greatness, and critics only fuel her fire.
Just ask Kelly Hyland (below) about that. Just saying.
The haters are stupid, she says, for not understanding that Maddie and Shia are portraying werewolves - with terrific athleticism and artistry to boot.
Of course, however she wants to frame it, it's still a sexually provocative dance that will generate buzz, which she called "the icing on the cake."
So the critics can't be that stupid then. Just saying.