In a fifth open letter to Miley Cyrus, Sinead O’Connor shames the 20-year-old songstress for poking fun at the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer’s breakdown from years ago.
“I hear you’ve asked ‘Are we supposed to kiss?’.. when someone asked you would we ‘make up’. No, worry not.. there’s no need for kissing..,” she writes. “But let me state again.. You’re supposed to apologise for the mocking of any person who sought help, publicly or privately, to prevent themselves from committing suicide.”
Sinead is referring to an incident that took place earlier this month. After the songwriter warned Miley against the music business “prostituting” the former child star, among other things, the “Wrecking Ball” singer responded by posting a screenshot of Sinead’s tweets from years ago, when the 46-year-old was having mental-health issues.
Before Amanda Bynes.... There was.... pic.twitter.com/6JZPVnunPc— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013
Before Amanda Bynes.... There was.... pic.twitter.com/6JZPVnunPc
“You’re also supposed to apologise for mocking people who are mistakenly or otherwise perceived to be mentally ill,” Sinead continues in her latest note. “Because what you did is extraordinarily dangerous as it contributes to the silences which allow suicide to flourish and also contributes to the bullying of people perceived mistakenly or otherwise to be mentally ill.”
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She signs off by saying that “people die every day because of the type of thing you did” and apologizing “will save lives.”
Miley performed on the Today show last week and opened up about the feud to Matt Lauer.
“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 is what started the whole thing,” said the former Disney star. “I don’t know how someone can start a fight by saying, ‘Hey I really respect you and I really love what you did.”
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