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Sinead O'Connor

Well, Sinead O’Connor looks a bit different these days…

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Sinead O’Connor hasn’t had the best track record recently and has struggled to regain her composure after suffering for years with serious mental illness. However, now she’s back on track and she’s coming out with a new album… not to mention having had a SERIOUS makeover. Whaaaat?

Check out this new promo pic for her album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, which is hilarious and sounds more like a J.Lo album than Sinead O’Connor, but let’s go with it. Have a look:

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Um, holy Photoshop, Batman. How on earth is this even the same person? I’m sure this has been so retouched it’s hardly close to the original, but anyway, GET IT GIRL.

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Miley’s All Sassy About Making Up With Sinead O’Connor

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Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor have been battling it out via twitter on a few occasions recently. Where we last left off, Miley was kind of a bitch to Sinead. It’s a big enough deal for TIME magazine to get an exclusive. They asked Miley if she and Sinead were ready to “kiss and make up” and Miley said (via TIME),

I don’t know. Are we supposed to kiss?

Way to play coy, Miley.

We’re Team Sinead here at Evil Beet. Tell us, whose team are you on? There is no wrong answer, because fundamentally, this whole thing is so stupid, solely because Miley Cyrus is involved.

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Miley Responds to Sinead, Sinead Re-Schools Miley

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Right, so earlier this week, Sinead O’Connor posted an open letter to Miley Cyrus on her blog in which she urged Miley to rethink the way she’s presenting herself in the public eye and to be aware that those who enable her bullshit don’t actually care about her beyond the financial gain she presents. Of course, Miley couldn’t just ignore it or respond respectfully, she had to lash out at Sinead and make fun of her mental illness, posting tweets that Sinead made several years ago and comparing her to Amanda Bynes (and thereby indirectly making fun of Amanda’s own struggles with mental illness):


Of course, Sinead wasn’t going to take that bullshit lying down, and wrote another open letter admonishing Miley for making light of those who have suffered with mental health problems and basically saying the same shit is going to happen to Miley herself when she has her inevitable breakdown. Here are a few highlights (but read the full thing here):

“I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you. You had plenty of time yesterday to abuse Amanda Bynes… an entirely innocent party… and myself… who also did nothing to deserve your abuse… along with every other sufferer of mental health problems and every person who suffered abuse at the hands of priests.

“You can take five minutes today between g-string fuckin’ changes to publicly apologize and remove your abusive tweets. If you do not then you don’t give a s**t who you mock and what damage you do by being so ignorant.

“When you end up in the psych ward or rehab I’ll be happy to visit you… and would not lower myself to mock you. Be a proper woman and make the public apologies I have listed above. Your hosting SNL is a bulls**t reason for not taking five minutes to do the right thing, and your behavior yesterday will rebound upon you very badly.”

“You have no business abusing Amanda Bynes or anyone else. How do you think you made her feel yesterday?” she said. “How do you feel when your friend Britney Spears is mocked and humiliated for having had mental health problems? I know I personally want to bash those who treat her that way.

“If she is your friend, and more importantly if you are a true friend to her… you ought [to] apologize for joining those who mock and humiliate women who have been too nice frankly, to manage the music business without sensibly losing their minds.

“Cease behaving in an anti-female capacity. You will become the victim of it shortly. Soon it will be you the media ‘crazy’… and you will not enjoy it… and you will appreciate people (like myself) standing up for you. Which I will be happy to do… if you earn my respect today by apologizing publicly.”

Well, damn. Now even I feel bad for saying she was crazy yesterday – that was fucked up of me and I think Sinead is right about all of this, to be honest (though I still question her motives for ever getting involved in this to begin with). I also don’t think Miley gives a shit… and oh wait, I’m right, because this was her flippant response:




Below, enjoy Miley’s newest “I can stick my tongue out and get naked” photo shoot with Terry Richardson.

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Sinead O’Connor Has Some Advice For Miley Cyrus

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Sinead O’Connor is crazier than a craphouse rat, but for once, she’s actually talking a bit of sense. Since no one is talking about her anymore – they’re talking about her even less than they ever were, in fact – she’s wrangled her way back into the public eye by posting an open letter on her website directed at Miley Cyrus, who just so happens to be the center of the world’s attention at the moment. Very clever.

It’s a long one, but it’s damn good (and also, Sinead’s website is over capacity so if you want to read it, you’ll have to do so here) and she has a lot of points. Yeah, Miley is out of control. Yeah,  the music industry cares about you only insofar as they can make money off you. Will it make a lick of difference? Of course not, but you go girl:

Dear Miley,

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your “Wrecking Ball” video was designed to be similar to the one for “Nothing Compares” … So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.

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. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

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 any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.

I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.

The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, “they” will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.

None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a f— about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f— about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f— about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped.. and that includes you yourself.

Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and its associated media.

You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don’t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they’re making money off your youth and your beauty.. which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognise those who do not.

I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying f— about you. They’re there for the money.. we’re there for the music. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner a young lady gets to know that, the sooner she can be REALLY in control.

You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done. I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks. I am happy that I made that choice, not least because I do not find myself on the proverbial rag heap now that I am almost 47 yrs of age.. which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality, end up on when they reach middle age.

Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. It’s really not at all cool. And it’s sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with.

As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.

Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that it’s somehow cool to be prostituted.. it’s so not cool Miley.. it’s dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. we aren’t merely objects of desire. 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—er who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.

Well. That’s that, then.

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Sinead O’Connor Got A Guy’s Initials Tattooed On Her face

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Sinead O’Connor revealed a new set of tattoos when she performed at Bestival music festival. The location? On her face. And yet still somehow they’re not as “in your face” (pun, I intended thee) as Cheryl Cole’s ass tattoo.

She’s got a guy’s initials on her face. A “B” on one cheek (again, face) and a “Q” on the other. How do we know they’re for a man? Ms. O’Connor left a strange explanation on her blog (that has since been deleted). Here’s what she wrote, via USA Today:

Brendan Quinlan.. “It’s what it is”.. Un ange passe ; ) (French for “awkward silence”) There’s a bottle of Agent Provocateur in someone’s room that belongs to me.

Well okay then. They’re so lightly inked they’re barely noticeable. I’m glad to see her performing again after cancelling her tour. I mean, I’m not going to rush out and go see her, but you know, good for her and all that.

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Sinead O’Connor Cancelled Her Tour Because She Is “Very Unwell”

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Back in March, Sinead O’Connor released a new album that, as far as I heard, was pretty stellar. But, as I’m sure you’re all way more familiar with, Sinead’s also spent the past few months being crazy, both on Twitter and in real life. Sinead has stopped tweeting, as far as I can tell, but it seems like she’s still having problems, because the tour she was planning to promote that new album? Yeah, that’s not happening anymore.

Here’s the statement that was posted on Sinead’s website:

“With enormous regret I must announce that I have to cancel all touring for the year as I am very unwell due to bipolar disorder. As you all know I had a very serious breakdown between December and March and I had been advised by my doctor not to go on tour but didn’t  want to ‘fail’ or let anyone down as the tour was already booked to  coincide with album release. So very stupidly I ignored his advice to my  great detriment, attempting to be stronger than I actually am. I apologize sincerely for any difficulties this may cause. While touring will be cancelled I do hope and plan to appear at the Curtis Mayfield tribute in The Lincoln Centre in July.”

I hope that this means that Sinead can finally, finally focus on her health and take care of herself. With no more Twitter, and apparently no more blogging, as her entire blog seems to be deleted, maybe she’ll have the chance to do that.

Sinead O’Connors Open Letter About the Death of Trayvon Martin

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For as bat-shit and off-the-wall as Sinead O’Connor normally is, I have to give her some kudos for writing a rather well-thought-out letter to the public. When I heard that she was taking the time out of her day to address the sick circumstances surrounding the killing of young Trayvon Martin, I kind of cringed, thinking, “Oh, my God, this woman’s really going to put her foot in it now,” but I was rather surprised to see concise thoughts strung together in such a way that end result was a coherent concept and conveyance of an idea. Way to go, Sinead!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Martin case (that’s not actually a case, because … well, read on), here’s basically what happened: a young African-American man was shot in a gated community by a “community watch captain” who said the youth was up to no good, and “watching” the houses closely. There’re lots of contradicting stories about how the shooter was assaulted by the kid because the shooter was following him, and others saying that the shooter shot the kid because he was black and “looked suspicious.” And by “suspicious,” I mean “the kid was on his way home from a convenience store where he’d bought iced tea and Skittles.” Trayvon Martin, the young man who was shot, was found with these two items and nothing else. No guns, no knives, no abrasions on his fists from assaulting another person … Draw your own conclusions. I drew mine a long time ago. The man who did the shooting, incidentally, claimed self-defense and has not yet been officially charged, a month after the incident. There’s lots more to the case, of course, but here’s Sinead’s take.

I would like to extend my very deepest sympathies to the family and other loved ones of murdered teenager, Trayvon Martin. I am very sad today (and am certain the whole of Ireland is) to learn of poor Trayvon’s terrifying ordeal and horrified by the fact his known and named and admitted killer has not been arrested, despite the crime having taken place a month ago. This is a disgrace to the entire human race.

For those out there who believe black people to be less than pure royalty, let me inform you of a little known, but scientifically proven, many times over, FACT. Which after reading, you will hopefully feel both very stupid and very sorry. For you dishonor your own mothers and grandmothers.

EVERY human being on earth, no matter what their culture, creed, skin colour, or nationality, shares one gene traceable back to one African woman. Scientists have named it ‘The Eve Gene’. This means ALL of us, even ridiculously stupid, ignorant, perverted, blaspheming racists are the descendants of one African woman.

One African woman is the mother of all of us. Africa was the first world. You come from there! Your skin may be ‘white’.. because you didn’t need it to be black any more where you lived. But as Curtis Mayfield said.. “You’re just the surface of our dark, deep well”. So you’re being morons. And God is having the last laugh at your ignorant expense.

If you hate black people, its yourself you hate. And the mother who bore you. If you kill or wish ill on black people, its yourself you kill and wish ill on. As well as the mother who bore you.


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