Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus, Round Four: Another Open Letter
Sigh. Yeah, it's happening again: Sinead O'Connor has written another open letter to Miley Cyrus. Yes, another one. No, it's not just that last one you heard about reported late. It's a fourth letter. A fourth one. Although this one's less filled with the hatred of a thousand suns and is more like the tuttering of a (hopefully) dying-down feud.
The letter, for the most part, is O'Connor's plea to Cyrus to please apologize for her insensitive mockery of mental illness, including quite a few words on suicide in the youth population. She makes some good points, and gets some bonus points for not calling Cyrus a prostitute in this one.
She goes on to talk about Cyrus' young fans and how Cyrus is not exactly helping when it comes to the battle to destigmatize mental illness.
Overall, this letter's less of a rage-fueled rant and more of a plea coming from something O'Connor seems very passionate about. The longer this goes on, though, the more heavily Cyrus is likely to just roll her eyes and move on to the next episode of her career/life. It'd be marvelous if she took a moment to actually think about what O'Connor lays out in this particular letter — if not the public apology then at least in reference to how to change her disposition towards mental illness in the future — but it kind of feels like the perfect storm of Cyrus' disinterest in this and O'Connor's past venom-laced open letters make that introspection relatively unlikely.
You can read the full letter here.