Sinead O’Connor Destroys Miley Cyrus Like A Wrecking Ball In Second Open Letter

And the award for the messiest beef of the week doesn’t go to Azealia Banks for perhaps the first time ever. You might remember that Sinead O’Connor made headlines yesterday (October 2) by posting an open letter to Miley Cyrus. It was well-intended (if a little misguided) but obviously ruffled the 20-year-old’s feathers. Being compared to a prostitute tends to do that.

It was then Miley’s turn to act without thinking as she jumped on Twitter this morning (October 3) to share a bunch of tweets the Irish singer wrote while battling mental illness. To add insult to injury, she compared her to Amanda Bynes, who is currently receiving psychiatric treatment. It was petty and childish given the motherly tone of Sinead’s letter and destined to prompt a fiery response.

And the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer doesn’t disappoint. This afternoon she logged into Facebook and went to town. The concern and goodwill displayed in her first letter have completely evaporated. Instead, she’s seething. “Miley… Really? Who the fuck is advising you?” the 46-year-old demands. “Because taking me on is even more fuckin’ stupid than behaving like a prostitute and calling it feminism.”

Sinead then berates Terry Richardson‘s muse for mocking the mentally ill and demands she apologize to Amanda Bynes. She also takes offense at Miley bringing up her infamous anti-Pope demonstration and explains why she did it. Ever the word smith, O’Connor ends the rant by saying: “you could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your tits out to read.”

Read the full letter below:

ANOTHER OPEN LETTER TO MILEY CYRUS

Miley… Really? Who the fuck is advising you? Because taking me on is even more fuckin’ 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.

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? or responsibility? 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. And worse that you are such an anti-female tool of the anti-female music industry. I hope that you will apologise to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered. And I hope that you will wake up and understand that you in fact are a danger to women.

Furthermore you posted a photo of me tearing the pope’s photo .. as if to imply insanity.. by doing so all you have achieved is to expose your staggering ignorance. 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 tits out to read.

Who is in the right? Have your say in the comments below.

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  • PopArt

    I honestly think that they both are not in the right. Sinead’s first open letter basically assumed that if a woman has a largely sexual image men must be controlling and influencing her. Which is a very problematic thing to assume because it sends a message that women cannot be sexual beings without being a “prostitute”. However on the other hand Miley’s response to Sinead’s letter was immature and uncalled for, as using a persons mental illness as an insult is highly inappropriate.

  • TheBeatsAlive

    This is all so stupid and annoying to read. “Sinead” Really needs to get a life, No one cares about her opinion. It’s not going to effect Miley in any way. It’s fine to not be a fan of Miley or support what she is doing but at the end of the day she is going to continue to prosper. The woman just needs to keep her mouth shut and move on. To say that Miley was bashing people with mental illness is ignorant & delusional. Let people enjoy the music without all the meaningless nonsense. :)

    • mike

      It’s neither ignorant nor delusional to say that Miley was bashing people with mental illness because that’s exactly what she did. She invalidated Sinead’s comments by using her mental history

    • mike

      I pressed “enter” too soon.

      …. She invalidated Sinead’s comments by using her mental history against her, thereby saying that anyone with a mental health issue (past or present) has an opinion that is not to be listened to.

      • TheBeatsAlive

        She’s not putting people down with mental illness and I think you know that. Honestly Mike her opinion is a little late. What is happening around Miley is part of a much bigger plan. Everything has been thought out far in advance. It’s all part of the industry. Obviously Sinead has lost or forgotten that along the way. An open letter, Really?….. How is someone that had such a public breakdown gonna state such a strong opinion about someone that is doing fine. It was never about concern for Miley. It’s an attack of character in my opinion.

        • Patrick Von D

          No offence, but that type of attitude is what makes Miley’s response such a low blow. Miley has said several times that her performance was a semi-spontaneous affair at the VMA’s. ” I thought about it less than the critics have.” So if there is a grand plan ( like you claim) it’s not hers. And if it’s not hers then miss O’Connor is right.

          To say that the open letter of someone with a history of breakdowns is meaningless is to say that anyone with mental illness’s opinion is meaningless.

          With this is mind, it’s clear you have a strong bias.

  • Zanka

    Sinead is right in every single word she has written and I have a great respect for her for coming forward and actually trying to make Miley see sense. It really isn’t all about money. Her talent should allow her to be rich and famous without taking her clothes off and sending message to all the young girls who adored her in Hannah Montana. Same as Rihanna!! Her music is great and she really doesn’t need to be naked 98% of the time. I saw her in concert and her talent was well overlooked by her sexual performance. Look at Lindsey Lohan she was young girls idol and poor girl is a wreck! They are not old enough yet to understand the severity of their actions! They all need a mentor who will guard them, keep them safe and stop them from doing something they may later regret.

  • Zanka

    Sinead is right in every single word she has written and I have a great respect for her for coming forward and actually trying to make Miley see sense. It really isn’t all about money. Her talent should allow her to be rich and famous without taking her clothes off and sending message to all the young girls who adored her in Hannah Montana. Same as Rihanna!! Her music is great and she really doesn’t need to be naked 98% of the time. I saw her in concert and her talent was well overlooked by her sexual performance. Look at Lindsey Lohan she was young girls idol and poor girl is a wreck! They are not old enough yet to understand the severity of their actions! They all need a mentor who will guard them, keep them safe and stop them from doing something they may later regret.

  • afreepost

    Amanda Palmer has expressed her love to Sinead O’Connor and her view on Miley Cyrus in an open letter on her site: http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20131003/

  • moesianne

    Miley has done her job…becoming even more famous no matter how ridiculous she acts.

  • drew

    This might be hypocritical given my anti-Azealea sentiment but at this point I would LOVE to see what her opinion is.

    A three-way feud could be interesting!