Sinead O’Connor has once again taken Miley Cyrus to task after statements she made during her interview with Matt Lauer.
Sinead is upset that Miley has made light of mental illness and has pointed out to the popstar that the demographic of her fanbase is the biggest group at risk. “I’m not sure if you are aware that in your own country 7 out of every 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 19 commit suicide every year,” she said in a letter today posted on Facebook. “The third highest cause of death for those in that age range (this is the age range you stated on Matt’s show “most of” your fans are) or that on average one person in your country dies by suicide every 16.2 minutes”.
Sinead first wrote an open letter to Miley last week, only to have it dissed by the popstar. On the weekend she appeared in Irish television and explained her issues.
Today Sinead says that Miley’s reaction to the criticism is now her biggest problem. “You’ve said on Matt Lauer’s show ( where you again refer to me as “crazy”) that you don’t understand why I have been upset with you. I find that hard to understand frankly, since you’re clearly very far from being a stupid woman.
“My problem with you stems from your response to my first letter. Until you exposed me ( And Amanda Bynes) to abuse on the grounds of my having sought help (extremely coherently) to save my life, when experiencing suicidal compulsion as a side effect of a medication called Tegretol, I had no problem with you whatsoever.
“I hope that clarifies the confusion you expressed on Matt’s show, where you conveniently forgot how it got from someone sending you what was intended as a caring message to that same someone being extremely upset with you.. And then went on to repeat the very action which caused that upset”.