Sia is a pop star who values her privacy.
She rarely stars in her own music videos and hasmade a habit of appearing on stage and at various red carpet events in a range of ludicrous wigs that hide her face.
All of which makes her reaction to finding out somebody was trying to sell naked pictures of her online that bit braver.
Rather than going to ground or offering the paparazzo in question any money for his ill-gotten pictures of her standing naked on a balcony, she did something else – she posted them online herself.
Taking to Twitter, Sia tweeted out a screen grab of the image being shopped around, which features the Australian singer standing naked with her back to the camera.
The picture even had the words “”client preview” stamped over it as a watermark alongside the classy message: “If you make the purchase it will be unblurred and you will receive and additional 14 images [sic].”
Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas! pic.twitter.com/aeQlnTwLuy
— sia (@Sia) November 7, 2017
Sia tweeted the following alongside the image: “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas”
The move has been praised by several of Sia’s 3.38 million followers on Twitter and may have even won the 41-year-old a few new fans in the process.
How dare they? You are amazing, keep being strong ♡
— Joélle Étienne (@swirlingflame) November 7, 2017
We love you
— Gabriela (@hairinespanol) November 7, 2017
— Alexis Eguía (@imalexiseguia) November 7, 2017
You are all style Sia. Well played 🙂 Oh and if I'm allowed to in this social climate rrrowrrrrr!
— Dilo on Fire (@FireDilo) November 7, 2017
Born Sia Furler, the singer-songwriter first came to prominence as lead vocalist for the British duo Zero 7.
Now a solo artist with smash hits like Chandelier and Cheap Thrills to her name, Sia is about to release an a Christmas album entitled Everyday is Christmas – 10 original festive songs written by Sia and collaborator Greg Kurstin.
Multi-platinum writer and producer Kurstin has previously written for Adele, Ellie Goulding and Pink.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.