Sinead O'Connor/Miley Cyrus Feud Continues After Miley Calls Sinead 'Crazy'
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.08.2013
And Sinead writes another open letter...
During an appearance on Today last week, Miley Cyrus called Sinead O'Connor "crazy" and said she doesn't know why O'Connor is upset with her. This restarted the feud after O'Connor previously said that she was done with Cyrus. She has now written another open letter on her official website on the subject. Here are highlights:
On what she wants from Cyrus: "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."
On the treatment of famous people with mental illness: "You may have noticed that in your country it is the fashion to lynch young famous ladies in the streets because they have been diagnosed crazy by media and or celebrities. This is an unacceptable breach of human rights. And at some point the media may attempt it upon you. If so they will certainly have to deal with me. Look Miley, what you did to myself and Amanda encouraged enormous abuse of us both, publicly and privately. And will certainly have made it difficult for young people who admire you and who may be suffering with mental health problems or suicidal ideation to feel they can be open and seek help, since you had us mocked for seeking help."
On the affect of Miley's comments on her children: "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 I were not, and or I did not have four children, these types of communications and these types of articles and remarks could have had their desired effect. I might add my children have been extremely upset by the nature of media attitudes toward their mother on the grounds their mother is (falsely) believed to be mentally ill."
On the treatment from Miley's fans: "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."
On if there is actually a feud: "I have no interest in the ‘feud' which media want. There is no ‘feud' as far as I am concerned. What there is however.. Is a lot of very serious harm caused to myself and my children and probably to Amanda, and DEFINITELY to silent sufferers of your own age who may look up to you."
On her plea for Cyrus: "Please do the right thing. You will actually save lives by doing so. There are people who will NOT die tonight, if you are brave enough to state that there is nothing whatsoever wrong with any person seeking publicly or privately, help, in order to stay alive. And that there are no circumstances under which it is acceptable for anyone to use mental illness as a stick with which to beat people."