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Sinead O'Connor's letter to Miley Cyrus

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Cheesypoof, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

  2. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's really none of her business what Miley Cyrus gets up to so why she felt the need to write that letter and make it public I have no idea.
     
  3. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    There was something quite shaming about it that made me feel uncomfortable...
     
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  4. jakejb79

    jakejb79 Laughing Cow

    Publicity
     
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  5. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    Its pretentious bollocks. Miley is loaded anyway, her dads Billy Ray Cyrus so she don't give a shit, she has no talent to obscure & if she wants to be 'cool' by licking sledgehammers & being naked & all that, why not? :D
     
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  6. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Its not really a letter to Miley Cyrus is it? Its using Miley Cyrus to get her political point across. Which is a fair one, if some of the language is a bit discomforting. All this talk of prostituting left a rather sour taste.
     
  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    So she used someone to warn that nasty people will use people. That sounds like Sinead logic all right.
     
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  8. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    yeah, it is a bit shit.
     
  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    My open letter to Justin Bieber never got anywhere near this attention :(
     
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  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think the original letter was a bit patronising but had some good points. None of which have been developed in any useful way in the subsequent "debate".

    ETA:


    Miley tweets some nonsense and Sinead writes a 2nd letter http://www.factmag.com/2013/10/04/y...letter-to-miley-cyrus-threatens-legal-action/

    Amanda Palmer gets in on the act http://www.factmag.com/2013/10/03/a...-to-sinead-oconnor-in-support-of-miley-cyrus/

    Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/03/sinead-oconnor-miley-cyrus
     
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  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

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  12. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's a bit ironic that Sinnead ends by saying this: "Mockery causes deaths. Period. It is an unacceptable form of bullying, no matter who it is doing the bullying."
     
  13. billy_bob

    billy_bob Flourishing both sides the Tweed

    Starting with 'in the spirit of motherliness' is nauseating condescension. Brings to mind:

    Perhaps she'd have made some valid points/got the same publicity (delete as applicable) without losing the moral high ground quite so rapidly if she'd hectored Robin Thicke instead?
     
  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Well-Known Member

    Has Robin Thicke shaved his head and ripped off her video then?
     
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  15. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    tbf this was 'in response' to some comments by cyrus citing her as a role model. but she could have made the same points without the patronising, and without the shaming, and still got the same publicity. it's erm a shame really.
     
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  16. billy_bob

    billy_bob Flourishing both sides the Tweed

    Well quite. Which rather points to the suspicion that she's more concerned at having her high art, more-earnest-than-thou-ness appropriated by a little upstart in revealing clothing than she is at any implications for the upstart's self-respect and empowerment.

    e2a: this was in response to Kizmet
     
  17. Kizmet

    Kizmet Well-Known Member

    To be fair the woman has proved by her actions that she is more earnest than most.

    Which makes the turning of those actions into fashion statements by someone who does not believe in them a pretty fair reason to be annoyed.
     
  18. DRINK?

    DRINK? bummed by karmachameleon

    So Sinnead assumes that because Miley got naked, she is incapable of rational thought?

    Very progressive....

    sinneads second letter is crazy.....both dicks though Sinnead is deluded and given that she has dined out on one hit for the last 20 odd years don't think she is the best person to be giving out advise on longevity, fuck off back to pestering Jesus
     
  19. DRINK?

    DRINK? bummed by karmachameleon

  20. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    On YouTube there's a video of O Connor ruining one of my favourite songs.
     
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    She assumed the exact opposite i believe.
     
  22. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Someone needs to write her an open letter about this-



    :mad:
     
  23. Kizmet

    Kizmet Well-Known Member

    If I'm honest Miley Cyrus getting naked almost made me incapable of rational thought!

    I quite like Miley, I thought she was pretty funny and talented when I watched Hannah Montana with my daughter. But you could quite easily guess the career trajectory she was destined for. I think that its a shame that a young womans path to fame is made so damn predictable. And, yes, she is turning into a dickhead. I think thats what that path does to a person.
     
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  24. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    objectifying a woman on a thread about a furore about objectification of women? how post modern.
     
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Here come the sleaze.
     
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  26. Kizmet

    Kizmet Well-Known Member

    Oh do grow up.
     
  27. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Clash of the generations, there. But despite the clear faults already identified in this thread, I still had sympathy for the original letter. The follow-up tweets were lollorifically ridiculous.
     
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  28. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    I think it's fair enough that O'connor would want to reply, seeing as her image and whatnot had been used by Cyrus to say apparently the exact opposite of what O'connor has been saying her entire career. but, yes. it's not really about Cyrus's self respect and empowerment at all.
     
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  29. Yetman

    Yetman Cheesecar Fucksquad #1

    Sinead: "You're not going out dressed like that!"
    Miley: " Fuck off Mum you used to be a mental"

    (Frankie Boyle :D)
     
  30. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Boyle's a cunt, but you have to say that he's pretty much nailed it.
     

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