Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
An open letter written by Sinead O’Connor to Miley Cyrus has gone viral after the announcement that the Irish singer had died on Wednesday.
Sinead’s feud with Miley started in 2013 when Miley told Rolling Stone magazine that the video for her hit tune Wrecking Ball was inspired by Sinead’s Nothing Compares 2 U.
However, after seeing the video, which features Miley, now 30, swinging naked on a wrecking ball, Sinead,56, penned an open letter to the Hannah Montana star.
In the letter, she warned the singer about the downside of fame. Also stating she was writing the letter in the “spirit of motherliness and with love” whilst issuing a stark warning that “nothing but harm will come in the long run from allowing yourself to be exploited”.
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In the lengthy letter which she published on her website, she wrote: “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.
“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.
“I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.”
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Sinead then went on to issue another warning about the music business reminding Miley that they don’t care about the artist.
She also claimed that if she continued acting the way she was that she would end up in rehab and alone whilst the music bosses would be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua.
She also warned against the men who were watching the video, saying: “None of the men ogling you give a s**t about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a f**k about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f**k about yourself.”
Miley hit back against the letter taking to Twitter to retweet a string of tweets Sinead had posted about trying to find mental health treatment in Ireland.
Captioning the screenshot of the Tweets, Miley wrote: “Before Amanda Bynes…There was…” referring to the actress’ public breakdown in 2013.
Miley also shared the image of Sinead ripping up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live in protest of child abuse in the church, an act that almost ruined her career.
However, in an appearance later that year Miley put the feud to rest and told Matt Laurer on The Today Show: “I think she’s an incredible artist, I think she’s an awesome songwriter, and I was really inspired by her for my Wrecking Ball video, which was what started the whole thing.
“I don’t know how someone can start a fight with somebody who said, ‘Hey, I really respect you. And I really love what you did’. You know what? You suck! I don’t like you! That was kind of crazy. But as I said, I’m a big fan of hers, so it doesn’t really matter. It’s all good.”
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