You Hold Your Coated Tongue, Miley: Sinead Isn't Even Close to Finished With You
Miley Cyrus went and ignited a whole iron boiler of anger when she provoked Sinead O'Connor -- further -- by making an Amanda Bynes comparison last week, guys, and during yesterday's interview with Matt Lauer, Miley alluded to the idea that the feud was over and done with. ... But she was apparently wrong. While most of the world slept, Sinead took her anger to Facebook again, and wrote a brand-new open letter, which has been condensed for length.
Here it goes!:
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. ...
Guys, have you ever read more 'right' in one place? Sinead also continued by saying that there is no "media feud" to speak of, which, OK, but that doesn't take away from the fact that there are two very prolific celebrities fighting over the rights that those who suffer from mental illness -- both past and present -- and one of them isn't even taking it seriously (hint: it's not Sinead).
The more I read Sinead's thoughts, though repetitive at times, the more it becomes apparent that Miley Cyrus really does need to step it up a notch and take accountability for her actions instead of blathering on and on about meaningless things like why she sticks her tongue out and her sex drive. There's way bigger things at stake here than just a stupid follow-up to a really awful album called "Bangerz," you know.