Miley Cyrus At War With Sinead O’Connor, Sinead Threatens Legal Action
Uh oh. Miley Cyrus told Rolling Stone magazine that Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” music video partly inspired her “Wrecking Ball” music video, and Sinead responded by writing an open letter to Miley. In part the letter stated:
[I am]extremely concerned [that you think it is] in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. 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. Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and 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.
Sinead also warned that if Miley continues down the path she is on she will need rehab. She added:
We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and its associated media. … You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. … Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women.
Well, Miley fired back by posting:
Before Amanda Bynes…. There was….
Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week. So if you’d like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)
And here’s how Sinead responded:
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…. 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. It is not acceptable to mock any person for having suffered. It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you.
Sinead also added:
Ms Cyrus’ lawyers will be contacted by mine regarding this matter. I confirm also that I do not at all support or condone the abuse or mockery of those who have been brave enough to openly discuss mental health issues. Mockery causes deaths. Period. It is an unacceptable form of bullying, no matter who it is doing the bullying.
We’re sure this isn’t over. We’ll keep you posted.