Sinead O’Connor’s Open Letter to Miley Cyrus: “You Are Being Pimped by the Music Business”

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Sinead O’Connor is definitely not known for NOT speaking her mind. When Miley Cyrus claimed that her look for the video Wrecking Ball was inspired by Sinead’s quintessential 90’s hit Nothing Compares, Sinead did not quietly nod her head in approval. Instead, she wrote an open letter basically destroying everything Miley Cyrus is about and the industry that controls her.

As I stated in the article MTV VMAs 2013: It Was About Miley Cyrus Taking the Fall, Miley is not simply a young girl “expressing herself”. She is doing what she is being told by her handlers who are turning her into another industry sex kitten.

The letter posted on Sinead’s website, warns her of what is really going on: Those who control her are prostituting her and they will eventually dump her. She tells her : “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.” 

Sinead even adds that, if she keeps going that route, she will eventually end up in rehab.

Here’s the (strongly worded) letter:

“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 its 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 shit 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 ogling you give a shit 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**k about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f**k about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f**k 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 it’s 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**k 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. Its really not at all cool. And its 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 its somehow cool to be prostituted … its so not cool Miley … its 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**ker who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.”

– Source: sineadoconnor.com

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jason
2 years 4 months ago

Its too bad more celebrities / musicians don't speak their mind freely.

rrr-b-wolf
2 years 4 months ago

When I saw Kriss Kristofferson (a handler, in my books) walk Senead off the stage, I knew she was done for but also, and this is important, that she had 'broken the spell. I have learned to admire Senead for her couragous performances. One wish I have is to meet her in person, if only briefly. No 'IDEOL' worship here, just respect for a couragous human.

rrr-b-wolf
2 years 4 months ago

Ups, sorry for some of the spelling. English, my second language.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

Good point – also, he is a Rhodes scholar if I recall rightly

Linda
2 years 4 months ago

Love Sinead and her strong opinions. She's not a puppet like so many others.
From her song "the emperor's new clothes":

"everyone can see what's going on
they laugh 'cos they know they're untouchable
not because what I said was wrong
whatever it may bring
I will have my own policies
I will sleep with a clear conscience
I will sleep in peace

laughingwiseman
2 years 4 months ago

They do Jason. It's just that many people don't listen to those that speak out. It is the fault of you, the person and the media for not wanting to see or show the people against such folly's. You are part of the same people that say "all media is the devils play thing" when in fact you are looking in the wrong areas. In the End your truth is the only truth you should believe in. Just take informative sites like these as references and not as holy scripts to live by.

rob
2 years 4 months ago

shut it slap head

gypsyjoe
2 years 4 months ago

most are fools..and it's a good thing the ass holes don't try to lead…

hvns
2 years 4 months ago

Most are fools? Are they ever meant to be smarter than a general public? Very few of us – even our close friends/relatives believe that something is fishy on showbiz……

Tim
2 years 4 months ago

I think if they did, the Elite would end them.

Varaneka
2 years 4 months ago

I love some of Miley's records, and if it weren't for this letter I'd probably think that Miley was doing this acting out all on her own. I'm glad it's not what she wants.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

Apparently, one of the complaints she rec'd was from the guy who manufactured that foam hand.

JAP
2 years 4 months ago

Didn't watch SNL, but Miley dressed up like Marilyn (CLAIMED it was supposed to be Scarlett Johansson…ha!), and also made the statement in the monologe that Hannah was MURDERED. Her black and white checked outfit for the monologe was special too. The Bachmann thing was digusting and shameless, regardless of one's political leanings. I'd like to see someone make fun of Moochelle Obama like that…

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

You cant touch Michelle Obama in the same way you can touch white Republican women….but that kind of racism is OK.

Did not even make the Marilyn connection, sharp observation.

Denise
2 years 4 months ago

De-sexualized at 40? What an idiot. A woman is more sexy at 40 than she could ever be at 20. I wish young women would honestly take advice from people who have been there. This generation is totally shot. Well, except for my fellow VC readers…you guys are definitely ahead of your time and a blessing to your generation. You 20-somethings out there 😉

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

If you've been raped/sexually traumatized from childhood, you might feel pretty desexualized at 40.

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

We have hired a few new people a couple years ahead of Mileys age – dumb as stumps, boy that fluoride and public education WORKS.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

lol, I know what you mean. They usually come with impressive school grades too and are very good at using iphones!

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

They are so dumb its like its been forced on them. Its awful. And the ones that aren't dumb are crazy – like, making full conversations up that never happened crazy and spreading rumors and all that!

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

There are more important things in life than sexualisation. Hopefully, we will all be blessed to discover them.

hannahmontanaisdead
2 years 4 months ago

When Miley Cyrus performed Wrecking Ball on SNL she was wearing a large chain collar on her neck and her jersey said "Poison". There you go, folks. She just repeated what we've been saying here.

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

But those things are little inside jokes! Just meaningless, look at how much I can poke at my own image jokes…

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

Nooooooooo – she has now said that she intends to behave like this until she is forty years old because that is the acge when you become de-sexualised !!!!

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

That's what she said? Some of us became de-sexualised in our 20s. You see others in their 60s and still can't combat their carnal addictions. Anyway, that was a silly thing to say. People don't become de-sexualised, they realise that self-restraint is more important than giving in, the more sex or food you have, the more you crave for it. Don't start me with food too. Another hedonistic habit.

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

So, you used to like it a lot , the food? Before or after the abstinence session?

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

DDd you don't have to associate everything with sex. You have an obsession with it. And yes I always liked desserts and chocolates, since I remember myself, however I started enjoying food when I became a very young adult. However, whenever I fast I refrain from eating any of that. Abstinence has nothing to do with food or alcohol.

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

Sex was the subject in this situation, i thought. And i am sorry for the unneccesary jokey remark. I seem to have a tendency to hit the enter button before re-reading some. Could have done better.

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Yeah I saw that on the Today show. Obvious re-pick at Sinead.

Ladyt
2 years 4 months ago

Wow… She better watch her back, we all know how the Industry gets down…

Shelda LR
2 years 4 months ago

I wonder if Sinead O'Connor and Lauryn Hill ever communicate with each other as they both seem to have had similar experiences and intellectual capacity.

They both do what they can to get the truth out there and have such strong sentiments about the self-esteem of young girls.

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

….and then Lauryn signs a recording contract with Sony. Lets see her keep her ideals high and clean and purposeful with handlers like that.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

I think Sinead would go the same way in an instant. If you are recruited into the Industries you are given 'a job for life' (think communist model), you are the rising star, then you could be progressively demoted and humiliated for years along the way but you know that your loyalties lie with that ***** of an employer even if you know they suck and you spend time letting everyone else know that you dislike them. It is the same within the industry which is where we get the Z list bar and wedding performers who used to be… Read more »

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

But I held such hope for Lauryn…::weeps:: Think after all the public torture and the harassment and the "tax evasion", she just gave up? Cares too much about her 6 kids that shed rather sign up to be a tool for poison and keep her life? She likes to pick at racial issues a lot, and our media loves nothing rather than to feed us tales of big bad whitey and poor oppressed black man over and over again…..almost to the point where one should question, "Will the supposed 'racial inequity' ever be over? THEN WHY KEEP THE DISCUSSION UP?… Read more »

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

And Jessie J. pops up with her new almost bold look-cover, too. (Didn't she use to wear mickey-ears? One-eye photoshoot anyone?) Is there some nuclear survivor look happening ?

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Shes got programming all over her, and she performed at the Jubilee Diamond queen thing. I doubt theyd let anyone on stage that wasn't under a certain type of contract.

Pop stars are all shaving their heads now and dying them rainbow colors. Even Beyoncé put out a dehair-ed shot.

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

Grace Jones did, too. But i was not surprised, as she mentioned the masonic industry in Corporate Canibal already. But than again, she is at home is various parts of the industry (and religious environments as well). Strong woman, too have survived it all, and still releasing great music. Not only in a distracting entertaining dancing the night away-way, no, in a reflecting way. Rather honest, actually. But yes, it was a little disappointing to learn that this rebel too has a dogcollar stashed in the bottom drawer.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

She merits several articles in her own right. Yes, rainbow hair, grilles, silicon and collegen implants, fake hair … where does the doll-transhumanist machine end and the human being begin? Does it even matter anymore?

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

I don't know. I was thinking timelines might split off and I might end up on the happy timeline where the bad etheric beings stopped pulling strings, but it seems no ones getting on that timeline.

guzzy
2 years 4 months ago

its interesting that Chris Brown announced he was retiring from the music industry and then had some sort of grand mal seizure shortly thereafter. A warning perhaps? You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave…

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Seizures abound suddenly for Lil Wayne and Chris Brown both, oddly coincidental they seem to be peaking/at a breaking point in their careers. Side effects?

Sarahnp
2 years 4 months ago

Thanks for posting this VC. I thank Sinnead O'Connor for her independence and kind outreach to not just Miley Cyrus, but so many who may still be unaware of the trappings of the enter-train-ment industry.

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Annie Lenox has written a letter similar in tone to Sineads. I smell something fishy about the whole thing. Controlled opposition? Ms. Lennox saw fit to participate in the Satanic Olympic Closing Ceremony and encouraged androgyny throughout her career,, so her hands aren't exactly clean.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

She was married to an Israeli ashkenazi doctor who was akin to her handler. There were always strong overtones (remember the walking on broken glass video)

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

I never did relook at Lennox's career post learning about the darker aspects of media mind control, but that creepy Sweet Dreams song should give anyone a chill.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

… despite chanelling Sinead, Miley sure does look like Annie Lennox. It is her true likeness beamed forward a few decades. Lennox was a lot slicker and aloof of course, but a futuristic doppel nonetheless.

Carol
2 years 4 months ago

Lenox and sinead make all the manipulation is only based by the money and not by stanism

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Money matters to the servants in this sort of society, not the controllers. When record companies send out people to tell the public (as Iggy Azalea keeps doing) that record companies are "scared" to invest in new talent because the PUBLIC decides what makes money this days, please. Don't buy it. The public has somewhat of a say in who shoves that spoonful of crap down their throats, who sticks around for the duties, but if one fails or loses favor, theres another one waiting to replace him/her right around the corner. Making money is not the point, the point… Read more »

JBB
2 years 4 months ago

And now the spirit of Halloween website is featuring Miley's dumb mouse outfit from the vma's as a popular costume…

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

Well, saw her on SNL toying with Obamacare, Teaparty which lends more weight to the Syria-theory…..and she says that she is loyal to 'the old Cyrus' but it is not clear whether that is her main alter or some demon or she is talking about Syria in the olden times. Interesting that the autotext while I was watching showed her name as Cry -us several times and then jumbled it round. She has certainly become mistress of public outcry

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Have you seen all the celebrities tweeting in support of Obamacare? A lot of the females with topless support. MUST MEAN ITS GREAT. Why are we listening to celebretards about healthcare??? Its insanity, but it works on some level or it wouldn't be done. Like Hitler always said, say a lie, make it big, and keep saying it.

The skit with the moon-stealing was WAY out of place, especially considering all the talk about the moon being residence for Nephilim/Annanuki/whomever. I know some who say its half satellite and half old, ruined planet formerly called Thallos.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

Yes, but they have quietened the assertion that a tranche of people will be set aside for death. So caring, Mr o

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

I try to not blame so much on the puppet, like Obama or Reagan, as a lot of people do. The bill is absolutely insane, Id say death panels are one of the more light hearted sections lol

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

I always think the puppeteer is more interesting than the puppets. But, wow, SC you use the lol-word, and, in combination with the death panels. Dark real dark, …but with a light touch.

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

I am sure that he wears a red hood and stands on a stage in front of them all on his holy-days in order to occasion this slow-motion participation in his dumb public ritual.

Phil
2 years 4 months ago

Bravo. But Miley totally may be too mind controlled to bother with expressing her true self, if she has one anymore. Plus, if you're under contract with any corporation/record label they hold you to things, it's a gun to her head. Stay out of show business and do more important, like loving and helping others.

Ethan
2 years 4 months ago

I have always had enormous respect for Sinead and her ability to remain true to herself and her art.
What an incredibly honest and well articulated letter in the hope to truly help someone.
Kudos

BabyVigilant
2 years 4 months ago

The UK wants to remove its Human Rights Act and withdraw from the European Human Rights Court in the next general election :(((((

amaryllis
2 years 4 months ago

Well that's problem-reaction-solution as always – apply it in a OTT and ridiculous way rather than how it should have been, turn the tide of public opinion against it to the extent that they are jubilant when it is axed … except that a whole host of important rights are magicked away at the same time … gone forever. Same with the gun crime/Marshall Law arguments in the US.

tity
2 years 4 months ago

That are strong words, she already sign the contract with the devil with her own blood, she cannot break it.

Claudio
2 years 4 months ago

For sure she can. Someone, promissed almost 6k years ago, fulfilled his promisses 2k ago. Now, He sits as the high priest in heavengly sanctuary. See how to defeat and win the beast, at youtube in the interview with Roger Morneau.

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

you can break any contratcts with 'them'. I don't claim it's easy, however with Christ's assistance nothing is impossible. d3vil was beaten over 2,000 years ago.

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

You can and we all should, but bringing Christ into it is not necessary. Hes too busy being sad about what we've done with all the cool stuff he actually brought onto the planet to help with detaching negative entities from us NOW. You just consistently and defiantly declare spiritual sovereignty from any and all former contracts and negative entities across all dimensions, existences, and space-time. Simple place to start, anyway.

Adam Steiger
2 years 4 months ago

"You can and we all should, but bringing Christ into it is not necessary."

No, completely wrong.

Giving up one's sin and spiritual bondage to Jesus Christ is of the utmost importance in seeking deliverance. The saving power of Jesus Christ is what Miley needs most (especially in her current condition).

sittingcoffin
2 years 4 months ago

Hehehe. How can you say Im completely wrong as if any of us can know Truth before we actually die?

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

It hurts me to admit that I know nothing really. However, you won't take away from me the only truth. End off.

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

If SC makes another remark, are you going to stamp your feet? Or just shake your head? Why so stubborn on this subject? If anybody brings arguments in the discussion i would be so pleased. But up till now, SC has the more logic and reason, oh, and common sense. To use that last one very ironically :-)

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

yes DDd you are right. I'm on the wrong again. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. So you follow whatever pleases you and I can follow whatever pleases me. Eveyone is happy at the end of the day and that's what matters. :-)

Lynn
2 years 4 months ago

Well said! Nothing to add :)

sarah
2 years 4 months ago

Miley obviously doesn't care. She even has new photos up shot by Terry Richardson. The creepiest man alive. I'm pretty sure that he's her handler. Just saying that man's name makes me cringe.

Gladys
2 years 4 months ago

His face makes me cringe, let alone his name.

14ngie
2 years 4 months ago

There is a video out by a group that I liked called 'Capital Cities'. The video is Valle Kangaroo Court and it's basically mocking the Eyes Wide Shut Movie. The behind the scenes made me realize that. Please do article on that!

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

How trendy!

tah
2 years 4 months ago

Great article

Keith
2 years 4 months ago

Sinead is spot on… Miley will burn out first before listening to anyone. . even then they'll get her "rehabilitated" and she'll jump right back on the horse. We all know the cycle by now.

Linda
2 years 4 months ago

third letter from sinead to miley: Third letter to Miley Miley 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 apologise and remove your abusive tweets. If you do not then you don't give a shit who you mock and what damage you… Read more »

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

To have Sinead's reaction on a tv-show uncut and hardly interrupted by the interviewer, you can go to The Late Late Show from RTE from 4 october 2013. On Sinead's website you can find a link (yes, it is online again at the moment) or search for it. (rte extension .ie instead of .com might help) The interview starts 51 minutes in the show. I loved it how she skillfully takes her own time to almost completely use the full segment to broaden the subject away from just (yes, just) Miley to the whole industry and the heart of music… Read more »

D D d
2 years 4 months ago

And please do read her additional written reply "Concerning..". Even more spot on.

ChasingSolace
2 years 4 months ago

Through the process of natural attrition, the industry that is Hollywood consistently attracts the inanely unstable & insecure.

Over & over & over & over.

They flock to the epicentre of validation like moths to a flame.

And there the reptilian lizards sit, under the bright lights, gobs open, waiting to devour their prey.

The phenomena will never change.

It's the perfect trap for the weak & spiritually infirm really…

C0ckles
2 years 4 months ago

Exactly right and you have a wonderful way of writing ChasingSolace.

'gobs open' in particular made me smile.

BluBoy
2 years 4 months ago

ChasingSolace. Exactly my friend. Holy Wood = Babylon

BluBoy
2 years 4 months ago

Right, I don't know how this b.i.t.c.h. has the nerve to compare Sinead with Amanda Bynes, this w.h.o.r.e Miley was trying to come for Sinead but of course Sinead O' Connor hit back and this is part of what she said, (In relation to Sinead tearing up the photo of that dirty m.u.t.h.a.f.u.c.k.i.n.g pope)… "By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican. You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your tits out to read." – Ohnestly guys… Read more »

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