In case you haven’t heard, Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor have been going back and forth in a new feud. Check out all the information in this link if you’re out of the loop:
After Miley appeared on the Today Show yesterday, she spoke a bit about her trouble with Sinead O’Connor and now Sinead has written another open letter online. Read it all below:
Since I do not have any address at which to write to you I do so on my site. Since I have three children at home to take care of, I do not have time to come to meet you.
You’ve said on Matt Lauer’s show ( where you again refer to me as “crazy”) that you don’t understand why I have been upset with you. I find that hard to understand frankly, since you’re clearly very far from being a stupid woman. … Until you exposed me ( And Amanda Bynes) to abuse on the grounds of my having sought help (extremely coherently) to save my life, when experiencing suicidal compulsion as a side effect of a medication called Tegretol, I had no problem with you whatsoever.
… I’m not sure if you are aware that in your own country 7 out of every 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 19 commit suicide every year. The third highest cause of death for those in that age range (this is the age range you stated on Matt’s show “most of” your fans are) or that on average one person in your country dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes.
You’ve acknowledged most of your fans are “very young”. You might therefore consider being careful regarding what signals you send those of them who may be feeling suicidal and would now be afraid to say so. …
… As a result of what you did I have had numerous communications from people urging me to commit suicide. Not to mention I have been the subject of literally thousands of abusive articles and or comments left after articles, which state that I and therefore all perceived mentally ill people, should be bullied and be invalidated. Luckily I am a strong person. And I have four children whose lives would be destroyed if I were to buckle under the abuse you set me up for. …
… If you like, my children can also let you have their own personal statements as to how they feel about what they have seen done to their mother. No person, myself included, should wake to the types of e mails and communications I have had for the last few days urging that I should kill myself, nor to the type of ‘net abuse’ I have had to endure as a result of what you did. Neither should I now have to have management write to half the show business world to explain my tweets were two years old and that in fact I am very fit for work. I have four children to support. I can’t do that if people believe me to be unemployable. …
So, what was it that Miley said to Matt Lauer about Sinead O’Connor? Well, it goes a little something like this:
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 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. You can write as many open letters as you want. That’s really what blogging is. I get open letters every day. It’s nothing too new for me.
To see the whole interview of what Miley said to Matt Lauer about O’Connor yesterday on the Today Show, click the below link: