Sinead O’Conner has just posted a new letter to Miley Cyrus on O’Conner’s Facebook page, stating that Miley is an abusive bully and demanding an apology from the Wrecking Ball singer. The new letter is a fresh communication after days of back-and-forth feuding between the two women. In her letter, O’Conner points out that Miley went on the Matt Lauer show and called O’Conner “crazy” yesterday. This, after a series of Tweets from Cyrus in which she insinuated that O’Conner is still mentally ill when in fact O’Conner has been in a healthy mental state for nearly two years.
O’Conner poignantly pleads with Cyrus to say she is sorry for the continued abuse of the mentally ill on social media and on television. O’Conner also implies that abuse of this kind can actually drive people to commit suicide and that Cyrus owes it to her fans to say she is sorry for her unkind words. O’Conner writes:
Young people are being buried in their droves, having died by suicides brought about by bulling of the type you perhaps unwittingly subjected myself and Amanda to. The type of media bullying which resulted from what you did causes suicides. And perpetuates the idea that those deemed by the media to be crazy are fit for nothing but to be mocked and insulted. This causes deaths. Period… I would very much like you please to apologise to myself and Amanda Bynes for having perpetuated abuse of both of us on the grounds that Amanda has had ‘mental health issues’ and that I experienced suicidal compulsion and was open about seeking help in order to save my life.
O’Conner goes on to say that her initial open letter to Cyrus was written from a place of true concern and compassion, and that Miley could have even told her to “f*** off” if she wanted, but that Cyrus should not have taken to Twitter to mock and abuse O’Conner.
Previously, O’Conner had stated that the fight was over, and numerous fans on her Facebook page have been urging her to “let it go,” move on and put the unpleasant situation behind her. Apparently, that is not going to happen anytime soon, as it is very clear Sinead O’Conner feels deeply hurt by Miley Cyrus’ actions over the past couple of days.
On the show with Lauer, Cyrus says that her appearance on the VMAs went exactly as planned and she noted that “it’s a month later and we’re still talking about it.” She also said she respected Sinead O’Conner and said that her Wrecking Ball video was inspired by O’Conner and that it was “kind of crazy” that O’Conner responded by criticizing the performance. Miley also said a couple of bizarre things, one of which being that she “heard” that people stop having sex when they turn 40. She then went on to tell Lauer that he is “definitely not sexual” now that he is 55 years old. And who is the crazy one, again?
Cyrus also indicated that “older” people simply “don’t understand” what she is doing but that her younger fans do understand her. She ended the interview by singing Wrecking Ball. It seems she has, for the most part, stopped responding to O’Conner, and she brushed off the whole incident, saying that what O’Conner was doing was “more like blogging” and that Cyrus received open letters every day. She then shrugged as if the whole thing is no big deal.
Miley Cyrus is an “abusive bully” says Sinead O’Conner, but does Cyrus care at all? She seems rather unconcerned with the feud and says she’s happier than she’s ever been. Watch the entire Lauer interview below.
By: Rebecca Savastio