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Trump’s photo request gave Sia “crazy diarrhoea”

By | Published on Wednesday 29 August 2018

Sia, Donald Trump, Kate McKinnon

Donald Trump is bad for your health. It’s official. He gave Sia “crazy diarrhoea”, simply by talking to her. Do not talk to Donald Trump, he will give you the shits.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the musician explains that she met the then Presidential candidate when they both appeared on an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2015.

“We’ve got to get a photo”, she recalls him beaming, while daughter Ivanka stood behind him with a camera. Sia then found herself caught between a dislike of confrontation and fears of how the internet would react to a picture of her and Trump together.

She quickly weighed up the pros and cons of posing for the camera and declining the offer, and then replied: “Actually, do you mind if we don’t? I have a lot of queer and Mexican fans, and I don’t want them to think that I support your views”.

“Oh, no problem”, said Trump. “Then don’t”.

It’s hard to know if the apparent breeziness of his response shows self-awareness or just the resignation of a man who hears that sort of thing a lot. I mean, obviously it’s not self-awareness, but I needed two things for that sentence to work.

Sia has her own view on it: “It was as if he viewed me as protecting my brand. He respected that. I was like, ‘Thank you so much’, and then I went into my dressing room and had crazy diarrhoea”.

It says quite a lot when someone would rather you imagine them rapidly and uncomfortably emptying their bowels than actually seeing them pictured with Donald Trump. Although they did appear on the show together, of course. That’s when that whole covering up her face thing really came into its own.