Posted on Tue Oct 8th, 2013 10:10am PDT
Much like Miley and her penchant for her new tongue-tastic trademark -- Sinead O'Connor is not letting this story die! Miley Cyrus and the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer have been at it for the past week, trading digs via social media, interviews and endless open letters but we thought the beef was in the cooler when the "Wrecking Ball" singer went on the Today show and seemed to put the issue aside when said she that despite everything said, she was a "big fan" of Sinead's and that the things were "all good." Well apparently Sinead doesn't seem to think so! The verbose singer penned yet ANOTHER open letter (we think this is the fourth one, but we may have lost count) to the 20-year-old.
In the letter, the 46-year-old puts blame on Miley for the social media attack that has resulted from her criticism of Miley.
- "As a result of what you did I have had numerous communications from people urging me to commit suicide. Not to mention I have been the subject of literally thousands of abusive articles and or comments left after articles, which state that I and therefore all perceived mentally ill people, should be bullied and be invalidated. 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."
While we think urging someone to commit suicide is uncalled for and mental illness is a very serious issue and not to be mocked, we really do not believe that Miley "set [her] up for" it. Sinead is the one who began this battle and it has unfortunately turned out to be a social media war.
The Irish songstress has some valid points in all of her letters but the message gets lost in the constant stream of words. Hopefully Sinead can do what the much younger Miley seems to have done and just let it go -- that way we can all move on and talk about something other than Miley Cyrus and her tongue.
Click thru to see Sinead's fourth open letter in its entirety ...
Since I do not have any address at which to write to you I do so on my site. Since I have three children at home to take care of, I do not have time to come to meet you.
You’ve said on Matt Lauer’s show ( where you again refer to me as “crazy”) that you don’t understand why I have been upset with you. I find that hard to understand frankly, since you’re clearly very far from being a stupid woman. ... Until you exposed me ( And Amanda Bynes) to abuse on the grounds of my having sought help (extremely coherently) to save my life, when experiencing suicidal compulsion as a side effect of a medication called Tegretol, I had no problem with you whatsoever.
... I’m not sure if you are aware that in your own country 7 out of every 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 19 commit suicide every year. The third highest cause of death for those in that age range (this is the age range you stated on Matt’s show “most of” your fans are) or that on average one person in your country dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes.
You’ve acknowledged most of your fans are “very young”. You might therefore consider being careful regarding what signals you send those of them who may be feeling suicidal and would now be afraid to say so. ...
... As a result of what you did I have had numerous communications from people urging me to commit suicide. Not to mention I have been the subject of literally thousands of abusive articles and or comments left after articles, which state that I and therefore all perceived mentally ill people, should be bullied and be invalidated. 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 you like, my children can also let you have their own personal statements as to how they feel about what they have seen done to their mother. 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. Neither should I now have to have management write to half the show business world to explain my tweets were two years old and that in fact I am very fit for work. I have four children to support. I can’t do that if people believe me to be unemployable. ...
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