Sinead O’Connor Pens
Open Letter to Miley
Cyrus, Miley Compares
Singer to Amanda Bynes
Note to self: Miley does not take criticism well.
After Miley admitted to Rolling Stone that she was inspired by Sinead O’Connor, the 46-year-old Irish singer took to her website to write an open letter to Miley, warning her against the music biz “prostituting” the former child star—and apparently Miley isn’t happy about it!
Miley took to Twitter to post a screenshot of Sinead’s tweets and wrote, “Before Amanda Bynes…. There was….”
Before Amanda Bynes.... There was.... pic.twitter.com/6JZPVnunPc— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013
In her very candid interview with Rolling Stone, Miley not only compared her video for “Wrecking Ball” to Sinead’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” but she also said that Sinead’s look served as inspiration.
“I wanted it to be tough but really pretty—that’s what Sinead did with her hair and everything,” Miley said.
However, Sinead wrote the letter to guide Miley directly—and assured it was done so “in the spirit of motherliness and with love.”
“Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you,” she said.
Most impressively, Sinead tactfully summed up Miley’s habit of being a “semi-nudist” in what many believe to be an effort to distance herself from her Disney Channel past.
“As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady,” she said. “Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.
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