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"Dear Miley,

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares... So this is what I need to say... And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.

I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.

I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.

The music business doesn’t give a shit 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.

None of the men oggling you give a shit about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a fuck about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a fuck about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a fuck about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped... and that includes you yourself.

Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals (a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and the associated media).

You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don’t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they’re making money off your youth and your beauty.. which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognize those who do not.

I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying fuck about you. They’re there for the money.. we’re there for the music. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner a young lady gets to know that, the sooner she can be REALLY in control.

You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done. I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks. I am happy that I made that choice, not least because I do not find myself on the proverbial rag heap now that I am almost 47 yrs of age... which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality, end up on when they reach middle age.

Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question.. I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. Its really not at all cool. And its sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with.

As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now... Not because you got naked but because you make great records.

Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that its somehow cool to be prostituted.. its so not cool Miley.. its dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. we aren’t merely objects of desire. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers.. that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in your career. Kindly fire any motherfucker who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you."

 

 

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Miley's well thought our response to this well-crafted letter on Twiiter:

"Before Amanda Bynes...There was..."



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Miley clearly inherited her intellectual acuity from her father....



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srossi wrote:


You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine.



Yeah I can see that definitely.






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WongLee wrote:
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You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine.



Yeah I can see that definitely.






Not entirely fair. She never looked as good as Miley, but she had a decent body back in the day.



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srossi wrote: WongLee wrote:
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You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine.



Yeah I can see that definitely.






Not entirely fair. She never looked as good as Miley, but she had a decent body back in the day.

Benny Hill has nothing to do with this.

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Letter #2:

"Miley... Really? Who the fuck is advising you? Because taking me on is even more fuckin' 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."



And the tweeted reply: "Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week. So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)"



 

 

 

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this is the same Sinead OConnor that ripped up a pic of the pop on snl and derailed her career ? giving advice to little Miley ? has Charlie Sheen piped in yet



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carlton st wrote:
this is the same Sinead OConnor that ripped up a pic of the pop on snl and derailed her career ? giving advice to little Miley ? has Charlie Sheen piped in yet

I think you're missing the point of what Sinead was saying, nor am I certain that you read her second letter in its entirety.

I don't care what anybody says, Sinead's spot on and her letters are terrific. This is my favorite line: "You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you're not too busy getting your tits out to read." Funny shit.



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carlton st wrote: this is the same Sinead OConnor that ripped up a pic of the pop on snl and derailed her career ? giving advice to little Miley ? has Charlie Sheen piped in yet

Whether it derailed her career or not, she was absolutely correct.  And 20 years ago when she did it, most people had no idea just how correct she was.  But now, it's not even a debateable point.  It's hardly the same thing as what she's talking to Miley about.  In fact, it's quite the opposite, so I think you missed her point. 



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not saying O'Connor isnt correct just that she shouldnt be giving advice in an open letter and expecting a warm embrace in the public spectrum












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carlton st wrote:
not saying O'Connor isnt correct just that she shouldnt be giving advice in an open letter and expecting a warm embrace in the public spectrum


Yep. She's batshit crazy legit and even though there's probably some truth in her letter, I wouldn't expect anyone to take it seriously coming from her.

Anyway, it kind of shows how naive Sinead really is that she can't understand that what Miley has done and is doing is a calculated move and pretty damned smart. Miley and her handlers know exactly what she's doing and she's going to continue raking in the $$$$ because of all this stuff. Good for her, grab all you can while you can I say, cause eventually you'll end up looking like Sinead does now and nobody is going to buy anything you put out there when you do..



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Married Jo wrote: carlton st wrote:
not saying O'Connor isnt correct just that she shouldnt be giving advice in an open letter and expecting a warm embrace in the public spectrum


Yep. She's batshit crazy legit and even though there's probably some truth in her letter, I wouldn't expect anyone to take it seriously coming from her.

Anyway, it kind of shows how naive Sinead really is that she can't understand that what Miley has done and is doing is a calculated move and pretty damned smart. Miley and her handlers know exactly what she's doing and she's going to continue raking in the $$$$ because of all this stuff. Good for her, grab all you can while you can I say, cause eventually you'll end up looking like Sinead does now and nobody is going to buy anything you put out there when you do..

It's smart for her handlers who will get the bulk of her money.  The exact point that Sinead is making is that in 20 years Miley IS going to wind up looking like her, and she's going to have the psychiatric problems and drug rehabs and lawsuits and bankruptcies and everything else that goes along with what she's doing.  How is it "smart" on Miley's part?  Is there any conceivable way she's retired on a beach with millions, a family, and a happy life in 20 years?  We've all seen how this ends.  Her handlers aren't setting up a 401(k) for her.  The money always disappears around the same time as the fame, and then all the problems from years of exploitation remain with nothing else to show for it.  But yeah, someone's getting rich off of her. That was the exact point.  Assuming she survives that long, in 20 years (or less) we're going to be reading about how Miley said that Sinead was right and she wished she had listened.  We all know that.  Beejmi's next pool should actually be "Guess the date that Miley says Sinead was right.  Closest wins 100 DVDs."  I'll go January 16, 2028.       

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I'll be honest, I hadn't seen a picture of Sinead O'Conner for years.  I do remember thinking she was kind of sleek and sexy in a "probably nuts, but....." sort of way when she had a number of videos out around 1990.  Hadn't really given her much thought since then.  Kinda wishing Rossi hadn't brought me up to date.




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