Sinéad O’Connor has called Miley Cyrus “stupid and dangerous” for mocking the mentally ill.
The two stars are feuding after Sinéad wrote an open letter to Miley on her website earlier this week, claiming the pop star is being exploited by the music industry and setting a bad example to women. Miley responded by comparing Sinéad to Amanda Bynes, who is currently in a facility reportedly being treated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Irish singer has been open about suffering mental health problems in the past.
“Have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness?” the 46-year-old star posted on her Facebook page. “I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century could behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner (sic).”
Sinéad went on to accuse Miley of reposting tweets she had written two years ago and acting as if they are new. In the messages, the singer told fans she needed psychiatric help. Sinéad also blasts the younger star for setting a terrible example for young women and calls her a “tool” of the “anti-female” music industry.
“I hope that you will apologize to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered,” she continued. “And I hope that you will wake up and understand that you in fact are a danger to women.”
Sinéad is convinced Miley will suffer from mental problems herself some day, and then she will understand why her behavior is hurtful. She also threatens the Bangerz singer with legal action if she doesn’t take down her comments.
“Remove your tweets immediately or you will hear from my lawyers,” she wrote. “I am certain you will be hearing from all manner of mental health advocacy groups also. It is not acceptable to mock any person for having suffered.”
Her stern words seem to have fallen on deaf ears as Miley has once again poked fun at the star on Twitter.
“Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week,” she wrote. “So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. (sic).”
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