Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus have been in the news together recently, because, as reported by the NY Daily News on Oct. 3, 2013, Sinead penned an open letter to Miley to, essentially, encourage her to get her act together. If you recall, Miley recently came out with the video for "Wrecking Ball" in which she channels Sinead's look from her iconic "Nothing Compares 2U" video.
Miley told Rolling Stone that the 46-year-old Irish alternative rock singer is one of her biggest influences. However, Sinead, after being among the millions who witnessed Miley's infamous performance at the 2013 VMAs and the nudity in her "Wrecking Ball" video, wrote, in part:
"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 . . . It is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent."
The 20-year-old didn't take too well to the advice and mocked Sinead's past mental problems on her Twitter page, problems Sinead has been open about. In a tweet, Miley attached a snapshot of Sinead's rambling tweets in the past that clearly indicated she was suffering a mental episode. "Before Amanda Bynes.... There was....," tweets Cyrus.
Sinead, who has never been known to hold back her viewpoints, came back with "ANOTHER OPEN LETTER TO MILEY CYRUS," which reads, in part:
Miley… Really? Who the f**k is advising you? Because taking me on is even more f**kin’ 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. I mean really really… who advises you? have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness? You will yourself one day suffer such illness, that is without doubt. The course you have set yourself upon can only end in that, trust me . . . Remove your tweets immediately or you will hear from my lawyers. I am certain you will be hearing from all manner of mental health advocacy groups also.
How far do you think the Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor battle will go on? Do you think either (or both) parties are in the wrong? Please leave a comment.
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