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MILEY Cyrus had definitely picked the wrong crazy lady to mess with when she intentionally embarrassed music legend Sinead O’Connor via Twitter earlier this week.
The 46-year-old Irish star showed that she is not one to sit back and let 20-year-old bratty Cyrus get away talking smack and penned not one but four open letters to the We Can’t Stop singer demanding for an apology.
It all started when Cyrus said in a recent Rolling Stone magazine interview that O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U music video was an inspiration for her Wrecking Ball video – in which she is seen sitting nude on a wrecking ball and doing some explicit gestures throughout the clip.
O’Connor, 46, in a motherly manner, responded to the former Disney star, citing that while she appreciated the compliment, she doesn’t find it in “any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos.”
Cyrus took the dig personally and responded via Twitter, poking fun at the Irish star’s 2012 meltdown and compared her Twitter rant to that of Amanda Bynes, who is currently undergoing psychiatric treatment.
“I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause I’m hosting and performing on SNL this week,” Cyrus also tweeted.
Four open letters later, O’Connor is still not done with what some call the biggest celebrity feud of the year.
It is rather embarrassing to think that while there are actual problems around the world – war, famine, climate change, Justin Bieber making his bodyguards carry him across the Great Wall of China and more – these celebs would actually butt heads over something trivial.
“I think she’s an incredible artiste. I think she’s an awesome songwriter and I was really inspired by her for my Wrecking Ball video, which was what started the whole thing. I don’t know how someone can start a fight with somebody that’s saying, ‘Hey I really respect you and I really love what you did.’ ‘You know what? You suck!’ And that was kind of crazy. But, like I said, I’m a big fan of hers and so it doesn’t really matter … It’s all good. You can write as many open letters as you want. That’s really what blogging is. I get open letters every day; it’s nothing too new for me,” said Cyrus on the Today show.
Well, call it ignorance on their part but what is sadder is that people – who should have much bigger worries in life than this – are actually buying into this garbage and taking sides.
O’Connor claimed that she is constantly harassed by Cyrus’ fans urging her to commit suicide and is demanding for Cyrus to apologise for her insensitivity towards mental health patients. Seriously? Isn’t there something more important happening in the US now what with its government’s shutdown and people losing their jobs?
Yet they think it’s much more crucial to tell a woman with a mental health situation to kill herself. Tsk, tsk. Oh wait, this is also the same country that produced Kanye West. No explanation needed for this kind of crazy behaviour then.
Speaking of West, who is no stranger to controversies, the rapper made himself a new enemy when he went on a Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel. (On a side note, Twitter is not the best place to hash out differences. Why can’t celebrities use it to talk about their cats or grandmothers like normal people do?)
Last month, the talk show host made fun of West by getting a child actor to perform lines delivered by the rapper during an interview with BBC Radio 1.
Everyone in the world thought that the video was hilarious, except for West of course, who went on a Twitter tirade – calling Kimmel names and saying pretty nasty things about the funny man.
Kimmel, who has much thicker skin than the rapper who loves leather jogging pants (like seriously, West has a thing for leather jogging pants, go figure), responded in the only way he knew how – by inviting him to be on his late night talk show.
“We will sit down and discuss it like normal people do – on television,” said Kimmel during a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. “It’ll just be us, and Dr Phil. And neither of us is leaving until this government shutdown gets solved. So if you’ve always wanted to see a talk show host get strangled by a pair of leather jogging pants, join us.”
Now, isn’t that the best way to end a feud?
* Sharm says: Sigh, some celebrities deserve a big high five to their face with chair. Not that I condone violence. Just saying.