Sinead O'Connor has responded to Miley Cyrus ’s Twitter comments that implied the Irish singer was crazy and insulted Amanda Bynes in the process. Miley’s comments were in reaction to O’Connor's open letter to the younger singer about her provocative "Wrecking Ball" video. O'Connor had advised Miley to "don’t let the music business make a prostitute of you."
Miley reacted to O’Connor’s open letter by posting a screengrab of a barrage of tweets from a Twitter account labeled "Sinead O'Connor," which contain strange musings like "I desperately need to get back on meds today" and "Does anyone know a psychiatrist...who could urgently see me today please?" Miley also captioned that image, "Before Amanda Bynes, there was...."
On her official Facebook page , the 46-year-old O’Connor responded, "Miley...Really? Who the f**k is advising you? Because taking me on is even more f**king' stupid than behaving like a prostitute and calling it feminism. You have posted today tweets of mine which are two years old, which were posted by me when I was unwell and seeking help so as to make them look like they are recent. In doing so you mock myself and Amanda Bynes for having suffered with mental health issues and for having sought help.”
O’Connor continues: “I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century could behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner as to not only send the signal to young women that its ok to act like prostitutes but also to the signal that those who have suffered or do suffer mental health problems are to be mocked and have their opinions invalidated. Have you no sense of danger at all?"
"It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you. And worse that you are such an anti-female tool of the anti-female music industry," she added.
O'Connor writes that she thinks Miley should “wake up and understand" how her behavior can impact others. "I hope that you will apologize to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered." Bynes is currently in rehab.
O’Connor’s open letter to Cyrus contains equal parts tough love and admiration for Miley's talent. “I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos," Sinead writes. "It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping."
Sinead adds, "The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted...you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either."
Miley’s twitter response to the letter included a photo of O'Connor during her highly controversial 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live -- the show that Miley is hosting this weekend -- tearing a photo of the Pope in half. The clear implication is that O'Connor is unbalanced.
O’Connor ended her Facebook post by writing, “Furthermore you posted a photo of me tearing the pope’s photo...as if to imply insanity."
O’Connor continues, “I suggest you read The Philadelphia Report, The Boston Report, all the reports which will illuminate for you why that action of mine remains sane and valid. By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican. You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you're not too busy getting your t-ts out to read.”
Miley responded by tweeting, “Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week. So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)”
The entire drama started after O’Connor heard about Miley telling Rolling Stone that her “Wrecking Ball” video was inspired by O'Connor's "tough but pretty" video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." Stay tuned.
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