Sinead O’Connor Talks Britney Spears In Third Open Letter To Miley Cyrus

Sinead O’Connor continues to seek a public apology from Miley Cyrus in her third open letter, posted October 4. This time, she mentions Britney Spears as a reason why.

Previously, O’Connor had threatened legal action against Cyrus for her retaliation to her first open letter (“[Y]ou will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped,” she writes), with tweets that rehashed O’Connor’s past mental health issues and compared her to Amanda Bynes. Now, O’Connor begs Cyrus to sympathize by referencing what Rolling Stone called “The Tragedy of Britney Spears” in 2008, citing her frequent trips to hospitals, rehab and court.

“How do you feel when your friend Britney Spears is mocked and humiliated for having had mental health problems?” she writes. “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.”

Read the rest of O’Connor’s third open letter after the jump.

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.. along with every other sufferer of mental health problems and every person who suffered abuse at the hands of priests.
You can take five minutes today between g- string fuckin’ changes to publicly apologise and remove your abusive tweets. If you do not then you don’t give a shit who you mock and what damage you do by being so ignorant.
When you publicly apologise to Amanda and myself and all mental health sufferers as well as all who were abused by priests that will end the matter as far as I am concerned.
what you did yesterday was designed to damage me and my career and has caused me enormous distress and harassment and has potential to damage my career, since you deliberately gave the impression those tweets of mine were not two years old but reflect my current condition. If you cannot apologize I will have no choice but to bring legal proceedings against you since it is extremely hard to be given work when people think one is suffering from mental illness.
I have no interest in or desire to cause you trouble but if you do not apologise for having deliberately tried to cause me hurt and trouble personally and professionally I will have to bring pressure upon you.
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.
Be a proper woman and make the public apologies I have listed above. Your hosting SNL is a bullshit reason for not taking five minutes to do the right thing and your behaviour yesterday will rebound upon you very badly.
You have no business abusing Amanda Bynes or anyone else. How do you think you made her feel yesterday? 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.
Cease behaving in an anti-female capacity. You will become the victim of it shortly. 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.”

How should Miley Cyrus respond to Sinead O’Connor’s third open letter? Weigh in at the comments below.

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  • Sunny

    If you look back at all the women and men who flaunted their sexuality in a video, why is smacking down Miley down, ok?…Madonna did worse, and Shinade was a quirkey lady from day one!…..women have posed nude while pregnant and the public said “aw, isn’t that cute”……LAY OFF Miley!…..she is growing up in a “hollywood world” she will be ok, she has an enormous talent, singing and writing songs, at least they are not “he done me wrong” and I ain’t never gonna get back with you”, etc. etc……and Miley does not pretend to be what she is not!….while others pretend to be sweet and innoscent and yet are over heard, useing bad language talking about x’s and others and pretend to be innoscent yet in and out of one relationship and another and then singing about it!…..Come on!….You have hated on Miley from day one…..so did people with her Dad “Billy Ray”

    • Yep

      You’re living in an alternative reality Sunny… Yes she’s just growing up in a “Hollywood world,” she’ll be FIIINE, no big deal… As Sinead said (because Miley Cyrus CITED her as an influence for her wrecking ball video), the girl is being pimped by men at record labels who will be rolling in the cash long after she’s forgotten. To believe otherwise is just closing your eyes to the truth. Also, Sinead was “quirky,” yes, but didn’t bow to the whims of record execs who wanted her to do exactly what Miley Cyrus is doing now — you’re far off base with the comparison. Open your eyes and get real, fool!

  • Justin Nabors

    People can make all the open letters they want, but Miley’s new album is a Banger!! Check out Bangerz here!! http://smarturl.it/MileyCyrusStream

  • Jim

    Leave Britney out of this crap she has more than paid her dues. You want success Work B**ch ;) love and respect to the Queen.

  • Jim

    Leave Britney out of this crap she has more than paid her dues. Love and respect to the Queen

  • Media Rots Your Brain

    Why do you people defend Miley for being a gutter-trash woman who has no respect for her body, her dignity, and completely sets the woman’s movement back by oversexualizing herself? Because of people like you who endorse “Miley expressing herself” people think American women have no class and are sluts. This is the image we present to the world and the music artists we put out. There’s nothing wrong with complimenting your beauty but when you make it a point to be naked and perverted in every single video you do….it becomes less about your music and more about defiling yourself. Wrecking Ball is a beautiful song, but the nakedness in the video did nothing to empower the song…if anything it distracted you from the song.

    Why are people so okay with the moral decay of society. Isn’t music supposed to be about talent, message, lyrical talent, the beat, telling a story etc…..so why do all you people condone women prostituting themselves to sell records. Aren’t women offended when they are over sexualized, discriminated against, and treated “like a piece of meat” instead of a person? If so then why do so many women defend Miley and her trashy behavior. Or is it perhaps everyone are full of crap and hypocritical.

    Screw talent, screw lyrics, the message, the meaning….telling a story. Lets just start having sex in public ……with music playing in the background….oh wait……that’s called a pornographic movie! A guy can get labeled a sex offender for taking a piss on the street too close to a school or in public if a kid sees them, but it’s okay for Miley to be naked and mimicking sex on stage…on an award program watched by millions of children?

  • jenny

    I am a mega Miley fan, loved her since Hannah, loved her in adulthood, buy all her cd’s but I still find she is getting out of hand. The nudity in Wrecking Ball really didnt offend me as much as her licking the hammer!! Come on, we’ve seen way worse than that, seriously, but the licking? That was beyond retarded, nothing to do with the song and video. she can keep her tongue in her mouth every once in a while please.

  • wal

    Brit…… get a professional make-up, clothes, you look TERRIBLE!

  • wal

    i’VE NEVER SEEN BRITNEY LOOK GOOD “OFF THE STAGE” WHAT ARE YOU THINKING…. SEE YOU EVERYDAY WOULD MAKE ME PUKE – YOU HAVE THE MONEY AND LIFE – GET ONE!!!!!