03 Oct Sinead O’Conner To Miley Cyrus: “Stop Prostituting Yourself!”
Miley Cyrus said her latest image on “Wrecking Ball” was a direct tribute to Sinead O’Conner and her version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” but Sinead says the reason she looked the way she did was to distract, not attract.
In an open letter to Miley Cyrus that is about a 1,000 words, she gives Cyrus advice and rips into her at the same time.
Here are some quotes from O’Conner’s open letter.
“The music business doesn’t give a s*** about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s 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.”
“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.”
“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 years of age… Which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality end up on when they reach middle age.”
“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.”
we live in 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. … 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.”
Strong words. Did someone have this conversation with her early in her career?-DocFB