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Where would the world be without social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter? There would without a doubt be less e-thugs and arguments.
The latest spat to pop off is between Miley Cyrus and Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who found fame in 1990 after releasing a cover of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U."
The beef started Thursday (October 3) when Sinead posted an open letter on Facebook to Miley warning her about being "pimped" by the industry
The music business doesn’t give a sh*t 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.
Miley responded via Twitter by comparing Sinead to actress Amanda Bynes, who is currently in a mental institution suffering from schizophrenia.
Cyrus also posted tweets from Sinead's 2012 Twitter meltdown when she hinted at suicide, along with a photo of the singer tearing up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a Saturday Night Live performance in 1992.
O'Conner responded by writing another open letter on Facebook threatening to sue Cyrus if she didn't remove the posts from her Twitter account.
Miley… Really? Who the f*ck is advising you? Because taking me on is even more f*ckin’ stupid than behaving like a prostitute and calling it feminism. You have posted today tweets of mine which are two years old, which were posted by me when I was unwell and seeking help so as to make them look like they are recent. In doing so you mock myself and Amanda Bynes for having suffered with mental health issues and for having sought help.
I mean really really… who advises you? have you any idea how stupid and dangerous it is to mock people for suffering illness? You will yourself one day suffer such illness, that is without doubt. The course you have set yourself upon can only end in that, trust me.
I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century could behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner as to not only send the signal to young women that its ok to act like prostitutes but also to the signal that those who have suffered or do suffer mental health problems are to be mocked and have their opinions invalidated. Have you no sense of danger at all? or responsibility? Remove your tweets immediately or you will hear from my lawyers. 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.
It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you. And worse that you are such an anti-female tool of the anti-female music industry. I hope that you will apologise to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered. And I hope that you will wake up and understand that you in fact are a danger to women.
Furthermore you posted a photo of me tearing the pope’s photo .. as if to imply insanity.. by doing so all you have achieved is to expose your staggering ignorance. I suggest you read The Philadelphia Report, The Boston Report, all the reports which will illuminate for you why that action of mine remains sane and valid. 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.
O'Connor continued the conversation in another Facebook post, mentioning legal action again.
Ms Cyrus has today posted tweets of mine which are two years old and which were sent when I was ill and seeking medical help. She has done this in an attempt to deliberately cause me harm and hurt. I wish to confirm that I am quite well and kindly request people cease e mailing me in the mistaken belief these are recent tweets. Ms Cyrus' lawyers will be contacted by mine regarding this matter. I confirm also that I do not at all support or condone the abuse or mockery of those who have been brave enough to openly discuss mental health issues. Mockery causes deaths. Period. It is an unacceptable form of bullying, no matter who it is doing the bullying.
The war of words ended (at least temporarily) when Miley tweeted that she didn't have anymore time to talk about the issue because she was preparing to host Saturday Night Live this weekend. She invited the Irish to meet her and talk it out in person.
The tweets mocking Sinead are still currently on Miley's Twitter page.