The war of words between Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor is getting nastier and more aggressive by the minute. Just hours after Miley made fun of Sinead’s history of mental illness, the latter took to her Facebook account to deliver two more open letters. Both waffle back and forth between being compassionate and vindictive, and both are must reads for anyone who has been following this budding feud.
The letters are far too long to post in their entireties, but I’ll go ahead and give you the bullet points followed by an excerpt. 1) Sinead doesn’t understand how anyone could possible think it’s a good idea to mock people for seeking help for a mental illness. 2) She’s still annoyed that Miley behaves like a prostitute and calls it feminism. 3) She wants Miley to delete the screenshot she sent out to her fourteen million followers of Sinead asking for therapy help two years ago because it’s led many to believe she’s suffering from a mental illness now. 4) She wants Miley to take a few minutes in between "g-string changes" to apologize. 5)She wants Miley to go about educating herself if she’s “not too busy getting (her) tits out to read”.
Here’s a portion of Sinead’s letters (they can be read in full here…
The last thing in the world we should want, as a society, is for the mentally ill to avoid getting treatment out of concerns they will be ridiculed. It is in everyone’s best interest to have as many stable and happy people on Earth as possible. I would encourage Miley to think about that before she calls out people who openly talk about therapy. Furthermore, I would encourage her to not sling arrows at a woman who created something far more beautiful than she ever will.
That being said, I’m not sure O’Connor should have written the first letter, considering Cyrus was just trying to compliment her by saying ”Wrecking Ball” was a shoutout to “Nothing Compares 2 U”. After all, there’s a big difference between disapproving of a stranger’s behavior and actually letting said stranger know you’re not down, even if you’re right.
Here's to hoping everyone involved will emerge wiser and more prone to using a filter.
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