Singer, priest, and face tattoo advocate Sinead O’Connor has penned a 1,000-word open letter to Miley Cyrus warning her about the dangers of the music industry. The note comes after Cyrus told Rolling Stone that the “Nothing Compares 2 U” video was one of her biggest influences on her "Wrecking Ball" clip, and not just for the similar hairstyle. O'Connor—who in the last two years wrote a blog post about her boyfriend's cock that doubled as an announcement for a marriage that was ruined in 16 days by crack, leading her to cancel a tour due to a "very serious breakdown" that included a suicide attempt—has advised Cyrus to get her life right, and soon.
In the letter, O’Connor tells Cyrus that licking sledgehammers is “absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women,” saying that Cyrus is falling into the trap of being sexually valued rather than artistically valued—something that should come as a surprise to no one. O’Connor goes on to say that Cyrus is being “prostituted” by the music industry, and that the singer doesn’t properly care for herself in the spiritual sense. “Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body your sexuality in order for men to make money from you,” O’Connor writes. “Kindly fire any motherfucker who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.”
To her credit/discredit, Cyrus doesn't seem to care all that much what O'Connor has to say. In a tweet sent Thursday morning, the singer compared O'Connor to Amanda Bynes and highlighted some of the more disturbing things O'Connor has said on Twitter, and posted a photo of that time O'Connor also did something controversial on TV.