Sinead O'Connor Tells Miley Cyrus: 'Don't Be Prostituted by Music Industry'

Eccentric singer writes open letter to US pop star.

Sinead O'Connor Tells Miley Cyrus: 'Don't Be Prostituted by Music Industry'
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Sinead O'Connor has penned a heartfelt open letter to Miley Cyrus, warning her about the dangers of the music industry, Gigwise reports. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer published the letter on her website, in response to Cyrus telling Rolling Stone her now infamous "Wrecking Ball" video was inspired by O'Connor's iconic 1990 visuals for tearjerking ballad "Nothing Compares 2 U." O'Connor tells Cyrus "I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos." She goes on to slam the music industry, saying "The music business doesn't give a sh-t about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth." O'Connor is no stranger to controversy herself, having been in the papers in recent years for her mental health issues and alleged drug problems. Her comments come after a string of controversies involving Cyrus, including a now infamous performance at the VMAs and appearing nude in her much-parodied recent video "Wrecking Ball." O'Connor signs off her letter by saying "I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers ... that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in your career. Kindly fire any motherf--ker who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don't care about you."

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    ItMightGetQuiet
    Putting aside the hate for Miley Cyrus, either she will look back at what she did and regret it or she'll completely go off the rails and either end up dead or even worse turn into the next Courtney Love. Sinead is right the music industry with people like Simon Cowell will take anyone use them up and then spit them out into the dirt.Btw UG I see what you did there [i]"She goes on to slam the music industry"
    KTbass
    come on ,end up dead or courtney love, there is a middle ground and its called britney.
    Darrenmce
    I really hoped Sinéad's open letter would make a difference in some way, but that was just me being naive especially now seeing what Miley put up on Twitter to retaliate against Sinéad for trying to help an idiot who doesn't want to be helped.
    Mephaphil
    Yea, but you know, Sinead does some crazy shit. Marrying someone and divorcing within a day, asking for serious psychological help on twitter. While the points in the letter are accurate and relevant, the point Miley Cyrus was making was that it's difficult to take advice from someone who's life seems to constantly be in chaos. Whether or not she'd accept advice from anyone is another question, but Sinead O' Connor doesn't seem to be a good source of it.
    HmhWolf
    Hey, maybe Amanda Bynes can be the next self-righteous screw up to write a letter to Miley Cyrus, telling her not to be a self-righteous screw up. Hell, why not Courtney Love too while we're at it?
    Mephaphil
    As much as I like her, when you start getting advice from Sinead O' Connor you know you're in deep shit.
    AdamLeMoine
    "Dear Miley, STOP BEING AN ATTENTION MHORE!!!!! Signed, An even bigger Attention Mhore."
    Validischofe
    I don't like Miley Cyrus's music at all, whether her music videos are tasteful or not. What I do like is that UG managed to slip a sly "slam" in there. This is very pleasing.
    rmack4341
    If the letter was truly 'heartfelt', Sinead wouldn't have posted it on her website for everyone to read and report on. The letter is a publicity stunt, while she pretty much speaks out against such acts in the letter itself. If Miley Cyrus wants to show some skin and sell music doing it, it's no one's place to give her crap about it. Same with the Lohan stuff. It's non-news. People always feel the need to give their morality-based two cents. If Lohan wants to do coke, no one has any business saying shit about it. If Miley wants to shake her ass, she's an adult and no one has any business saying shit about it. Especially a washed up has-been like Sinead O' Connor, who's biggest hit wasn't even written by her, but by Prince. She gained huge publicity after tearing up the pope pic, but she would have never even been on that stage if not for 'Nothing Compares to You'. Her fame is based solely on a video for what is essentially a cover song. Who's the real *****?
    rmack4341
    If the letter was truly 'heartfelt', Sinead wouldn't have posted it on her website for everyone to read and report on. The letter is a publicity stunt, while she pretty much speaks out against such acts in the letter itself. If Miley Cyrus wants to show some skin and sell music doing it, it's no one's place to give her crap about it. Same with the Lohan stuff. It's non-news. People always feel the need to give their morality-based two cents. If Lohan wants to do coke, no one has any business saying shit about it. If Miley wants to shake her ass, she's an adult and no one has any business saying shit about it. Especially a washed up has-been like Sinead O' Connor, who's biggest hit wasn't even written by her, but by Prince. She gained huge publicity after tearing up the pope pic, but she would have never even been on that stage if not for 'Nothing Compares to You'. Her fame is based solely on a video for what is essentially a cover song. Who's the real *****?