No one is short of an opinion on Miley Cyrus. The latest celebrity to cause a brouhaha over Miley is Sinead O’Connor. Sinead, however, could have completely avoided this whole debacle with 46 cents and an envelope. But instead Sinead wrote an open letter rambling on about how the music industry is “whoring” Miley out. Not really very nice of Sinead considering Miley, in a Rolling Stone Interview, was crediting Sinead’s work as an inspiration for her Wrecking Ball video. It’s pretty impressive Miley knows who Sinead O’Connor is given her best known albums came out a few years before Miley was born.
Open letters are always suspect. Does anyone really ever write an “open letter” to help someone or is there some ulterior motive? In this case it looks like Sinead was using it to rag on the music industry. Sinead seems to list her grievances with the music industry by loosely linking it to Miley’s activities of late. Sinead has no idea how Miley is being treated or if she was forced to do anything. Miley appears to be an ambitious hardworking woman who will do what it takes to be successful.
Miley took matters into her own hands tweeting this to Sinead: ‘Before Amanda Bynes…. There was….':
Before Amanda Bynes…. There was…. pic.twitter.com/6JZPVnunPc
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013
And to emphasize her point she posted an actual topless picture of herself–specifically what Sinead scolded her for doing:
Sinead self-serving advice wasn’t very effective.
Sinead, however, wasn’t the only one hypocritical in this Miley debate. The View’s new host and former Playboy cover girl Jenny McCarthy commented on Miley’s VMA performance saying, “If you’re feeling a little bit insecure about your talent, I see that artists tend to push the envelope to kind of mask …” So if we are to take Jenny at her word she feels very insecure about her career, after all Jenny appeared on six Playboy covers.
It’s not like Miley is the only 20-something year-old girl on TV getting naked and simulating sex with guys. The critically acclaimed show Girls has Lena Dunham doing this every week. But when Lena gets naked its art–what’s the difference. Even though Lena and Miley are doing the same thing, Lena’s is acceptable because her nudity and promiscuity supposedly empowers women by the fact she has a “normal” woman’s body. But when Miley does it’s exploitive.
Here a sampling of some of the most provocative pictures of Miley posted after Sinead’s rant: