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Sia supports Paris Jackson after backlash for film where she plays Jesus

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Sia is supporting Paris Jackson as the 22-year-old faces backlash for playing Jesus Christ in a new movie called Habit.

“Dear @ParisJackson I love you, keep going. I believe you are a good person,” Sia wrote on Twitter Wednesday.

Her message of encouragement for Michael Jackson’s daughter comes after critics started a petition to prevent the movie’s release. It has over 260,000 signatures so far.

The indie film was announced in April and stars Bella Thorne as a girl who gets caught in a drug deal gone bad and decides to disguise herself as a nun to escape trouble.

Habit was previously subject to a petition by the organization One Million Moms. The group called the film “sacrilegious” and said it “mocks Christianity and ridicules people of faith.” That petition garnered over 70,000 signatures.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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