SINEAD O’Connor has called on Miley Cyrus to apologise for mocking mental illness.
Mum-of-four Sinead (46) published a third open letter to Miley (20), in which she berated the singer for being “too busy” to apologise to her, before telling her when Miley ends up in ‘rehab’, she will be “happy” to visit her.
The unlikely feud kicked off when Sinead O’Connor offering “motherly” advice to former Disney star Miley Cyrus.
But in the space of 24 hours, it has rapidly evolved into one of the biggest showbiz feuds of the year.
After Miley Cryrus appeared to mock Sinead O’Connor’s mental health in a series of tweets last night, the Irish singer responded furiously in a second letter.
However Cyrus responded to the second letter by tweeting: "Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open letter cause I'm hosting & performing on SNL this week."
"So if youd [sic] like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)" She said in another tweet.
Now O’Connor has issued a third open letter to the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer.
“I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you. You had plenty of time yesterday to abuse Amanda Bynes .. an entirely innocent party.. and myself.. who also did nothing to deserve your abuse.” She said.
“When you end up in the psych ward or rehab I'll be happy to visit you.. and would not lower myself to mock you. “ She added.
She didn’t respect the 20-year-old’s excuse that she was ‘too busy’ to apologise for the tweets.
“Your (sic) hosting SNL is a bulls*** reason for not taking five minutes to do the right thing and your behaviour yesterday will rebound upon you very badly.”
O’Connor also said Cyrus wouldn’t dare mock her idol, Britney Spears, for her documented mental health difficulties several years ago.
“How do you feel when your friend Britney Spears is mocked and humiliated for having had mental health problems? I know I personally want to bash those who treat her that way.”
“If she is your friend and more importantly if you are a true friend to her.. you ought apologise for joining those who mock and humiliate women who have been too nice frankly, to manage the music business without sensibly losing their minds.” She added.
She closed the letter by saying:” Soon it will be you the media 'crazy' .. and you will not enjoy it.. and you will appreciate people (like myself) standing up for you. Which I will be happy to do.. if you earn my respect today by apologising publicly.”
Below are Cyrus' tweets that sparked the third letter.
By Brian O’Reilly