Sinead O’Connor on Miley Cyrus, Infamous SNL Appearance

Singer Sinead O’Connor sits down with WSJ’s Barbara Chai to discuss Miley Cyrus and human rights advocacy.

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  1. i been fighting this outspoken thing since i was 13.i m 62 now. i guess its the irish in me.i m proud of having irish in my blood.they cant break my spiret.sinead is a very beautiful person for whats in her heart.miley would sell her soul to the devil.she is a tratior.keep up the good fight sinead

  2. U know b4 you all b so judgemental why dont u post ur bio and let us decide if your a loser or a winner. Sinead is an incredible individual , if u dumbasses would open ur minds u would c that

  3. She is wonderful and complex. I wish her peace. Also I have noticed she holds and rubs her chin a lot when talking, esp about deeper or more difficult topics. Maybe it is a self soothing thing….most of us do things like that, just interesting.

  4. She's more talented than miley by lightyears. She has depth and originality. Miley opens her legs and sticks her tongue out and dances on giant penis. It's gross and distasteful. No depth, no meaning

  5. Shes being made out to be mad in the head wen really she is just a product of her environment! The catholic church caused so much pain nd suffering in ireland. This poor woman should be applauded for her bravery not mocked nd disrespected. But i bet like all other heroes it wont happen till shes dead. If ur reading this sinead be kind to urself nd i hope u make more authentic music soon xx

  6. Sinead did a very brave thing. I didn't really get it back then I was in high school but now I realize what it was about nothing but respect. Way ahead of her time. She stood up and was speaking out way before the "me too" movement. Big ups to you Sinead.

  7. Sinead is a legend. Period.she speaks the truth…media portray her before as a crazy woman when indeed shes one of the smartest,opinionated and brave singers ever.

  8. Crazy people always are proud of their crazy. That's why they're crazy.
    Tearing up a picture of the Pope wasn't brave, or important, it was childish.

  9. She had every right to make that artistic gesture. light of day shined on the catholic regime and we all know how disgusting it can be regarding child abuse

  10. Never really been a a fan of Sinead, not that I've had anything against her………But WOW, she's gone well up in my estimation. Well done Sinead for saying it as it truly is.

  11. I was 34 when I saw Sinead rip up the picture of the pope on Saturday night live. I thought it was great.
    I’m a 62 -year-old male and Sinead O’Connor is still my hero.

  12. Billy Ray doesn't have the love, good sense or moral courage to keep his filthy little Hannah Montana child actor in line and O'Connor was right to speak to the issue. I support O'Connor 100%.

  13. I agree. I misjudged her. Her 1992 album was really good. I just listened to it. I was shocked, I can definitely now see why she was really popular in the 90s. And still on TV after that SNL appearance.

  14. lets remember they did all this to Mariah way before Britney… its funny how people don't bring that up.. not only the media, but her ex husband sabotaged her career constantly…

  15. She is so freaking tired and pretentious. SNL absolutely nailed her with the Sinead O'Connor Awards sketch, and that was months before she did the picture tearing thing. The sketch and Jan Hooks' great impression just showed her as the overbearing, disturbed soul that she is. She's a tortured artist who doesn't understand that people want entertainment in their lives, not whining, moaning, bitching, complaining and preaching. Sinead continues to be totally disingenuous here. She was abused by her PARENTS, but when this question comes up she tries to connect her abuse with the Catholic church, a total falsehood. I do feel sorry for her but she needs therapy, not to spread her anger and depression around the whole world. Also kudos to Madonna and Joe Pesci for speaking out against her SNL stunt at the time. And of course Sinead wouldn't address it here, but she preached to Miley about being too sexy in her videos, saying she was prostituting herself. Just the classic backwards feminist puritanism where women try to shame other women about how they choose to express their sexuality. And nevermind what she did more recently, saying white people and non-Muslims are "disgusting." Sinead is a SICK, sad, self-loathing individual intent on spreading her misery around the world.

  16. Miley is a lousy person. Maybe she will grow up and out of it, but probably not. To use mental health as a trump card to win a disagreement, especially when Sinead was trying to help her, was despicable.

  17. She was RIGHT!!! It is the finest blades that are most easily blunted, bent, or broken. And thank you for your initial real courage Sinead. Informing the world of factual abuse and atrocities, way before we were prepared to hear it, so forcefully. As an abused child, this warrior refused to roll a blind eye. "Through their own words, they will be exposed!" The truth was more important than career!! STRENGTH & COURAGE! And mental illness doesn't mean someone is "crazy or a loonie." Blessings to all! 🥰

  18. Miley Cyrus is a chump. Can't stand that girl and if she disappeared into a cave forever I'd be more than okay. That being said, Sinead is absolutely correct in everything she said. I'll leave it there.

  19. WOW! There are a lot of men in here really 😠 about a woman speaking out against horrendous abuses against children by monsters in positions of power. Only makes me love her and respect her courage even more. Jesus called out the Roman Empire, so did she. Peace be with you Sinead O'Conner

  20. I was watching SNL when she did that. I watched as the audience fell silent and then the show cut to break. I was a bit perplexed because “at the time” she didn’t elaborate enough about what her beef was with the Catholic Church. We knew a little about clergy abuse, but nowhere near like we have heard over the past twenty years. Her appearance on SNL was in 1992, it wasn’t until ten years later that we started to really hear about the Catholic Clergy Abuse that had gone on in Ireland. Both Pierce Brosnan and Gabriel Byrne were educated by The Christian Brothers, Catholic sect, and they both had very very bad experiences. But she obviously has been deeply effected by the church, that to this day she is still hurting from it. I hope she can eventually heal from the harm that was done to her. May her senior years be filled with the peace that has alluded her all these years.


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