Sinead O’Connor wants Miley Cyrus to stop prostituting herself to the music industry.
The outspoken Irish singer-songwriter penned an open letter to the twerk-happy pop star, condemning her recent slew of vulgar performances plus music videos. The harsh words occur the heels of Cyrus’ Rolling Stone interview in which she named O’Connor as a musical influence. In fact , Cyrus told the mag she modeled her “Wrecking Ball” music video after O’Connor’s movie for her 1990 single “Nothing Even comes close 2 U. ”
“I am extremely concerned for you personally that those around you have led you to definitely believe, or encouraged you in your belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to become naked and licking sledgehammers within your videos, ” O’Connor wrote on her site. “It is in fact the case that you obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing it pimping. ”
The music legend also warned the 20-year-old about the perils of the music biz.
“Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or some kind of other young women, for you to send over the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your lovemaking appeal than your obvious talent, ” she wrote, adding that music execs “will prostitute a person for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU needed. ”
Cyrus replied via social media, referencing Tweets O’Connor published last year following her suicide try.
Anybody can benefit from these comments, it might be Lorne Michaels and “Saturday Night Live. ” Will Cyrus rip a photograph of O’Connor when she hosts the NBC show this weekend?