Saturday 24 March 2018

‘Before Amanda Bynes there was Sinead O'Connor’ - Miley Cyrus responds to open letter

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

MILEY Cyrus has hit out at Irish singer Sinead O’Connor for penning an open letter to her, warning her she was going down the wrong path.

In the letter O’Connor warned the young singer not to allow herself to be taken advantage of.

However after reading the comments, Cyrus tweeted a picture of some of O’Connor’s tweets with the comment “Before Amanda Bynes.... There was....”

Among the tweets Cyrus posted were some of O’Connor saying she urgently needed to see a psychiatrist.

The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer then tweeted a picture of O’Connor’s controversial appearance on Saturday Night Live when she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul the second.

O’Connor wrote the open letter after reading that Cyrus said her ‘Wrecking Ball’ video was a tribute to the Irish singer’s famous video for ‘Nothing Compares to You’.

“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 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.” She said.

“... it is 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 music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us,” she continued.

“They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted… None of the men oggling you give a sh** about you either, do not be fooled.

 “You have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you,” O’Connor said in the letter.

“Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.”

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