Miley Cyrus posed for Uncle Terry again, continues flame war with Sinead O’Connor

Miley Cyrus

Well this is getting ugly for more than one reason. Miley Cyrus is currently in NYC to rehearse for this weekend’s “SNL” episode. Every skit will probably feature Miley making fun of either her VMA act or people who criticize her for “acting black.” Of course Miley made the most of her big apple time by popping by Terry Richardson’s studio. (The photos are here and they are NSFW/NSFL) Miley and Terry are tight, you know. She thinks he makes “women look so strong in his creepy photos. He directed her naked “Wrecking Ball” video. He shot her in couture for Harper’s Bazaar. She spectacularly grabbed her crotch in his studio. Now she’s back at the scene of the last crime. What is it with her recent fetish for giving herself front wedgies?

To be utterly fair, Miley does balance things out with a back wedgie too.

Miley Cyrus

Yesterday afternoon, Kaiser, CB, and I were laughing our asses off at this shoot. We were not slut shaming. We were not admiring Miley’s sexual aura. We were laughing. Because as sad as it is that Miley begs for attention by shoving her boobs and butt in our faces, this is some funny sh-t.

Now for more ugly. We’s discussed Sinead O’Connor’s heartfelt open letter, which expressed concern for how Miley is being manipulated by the industry under the guise of “girl power.” Let us not forget that Sinead is not sticking her nose into something that is not her business. Miley is the one who invoked Sinead’s likeness in the “Wrecking Ball” video, and Miley namedropped Sinead during her epic Rolling Stone interview. In return for Sinead’s respectful letter, Miley displayed the maturity of a 12-year-old on Twitter:

That’s right. Miley decided to make fun of mental illness. What I find cool is how the replies to Miley’s tweet did not pile onto her cause. People actually told Miley she was in the wrong. Not that Miley cares what anyone else says.

Well Sinead didn’t leave it alone and decided to feed the internet troll. Again I will publish Sinead’s entire letter because this scandal is crashing her site’s server:

Miley… Really? Who the f— is advising you? Because taking me on is even more f—in’ 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.

[From SineadOConnor.com]

Then Miley acted like an idiot again and emphasized how busy and famous she is in comparison to Sinead.

This goes beyond the usual 20-year-old, young-adult rebellion. Miley is freaking rude. All of this is particularly interesting in light of Britney Spears’ claim that she’s not into the sexy image engineered by her handlers. Of course Britney and Miley are both managed by diabolical genius Larry Rudolph.

Update: Sinead wrote a third letter to Miley. It’s posted on Facebook and asks Miley to apologize for the mental illness comments.

Here’s more of Miley’s rack and tongue courtesy of Uncle Terry.

Miley Cyrus

Even this ice cream cone looks gross because it came from Uncle Terry’s place. God only knows what he puts in that stuff.

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of Terry’s Revolting Diary

 

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  1. LadyMTL says:

    I just cannot DEAL with Terry Richardson any more. This photo shoot is (IMHO) more pornographic than anything else, and I’m not even remotely a prude. How can anyone consider this nice?

    I remember the furor when Miley posed a few years ago for Annie Leibowitz just covered in a bedsheet and people freaked out over it. I wish she’d go back to AL because these photos are ugh.

    • Rin says:

      I’ve never understood how taking photos of women with guns in their mouths or looking like they just got kiddie f–ked is empowering to women, especially when taken by a creepy male photographer.

    • HH says:

      And do you remember they tried to through Annie under the bus? Claiming she took advantage of young, innocent, naive Miley. Oh the horror… Fast forward a few years and BOOM. She needs no help at all in this dept.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Just made the mistake of clicking over to see the photos. This girl is truly a MORON. These are not “art.” These are not “empowering.” Frankly, these are dirty – and completely unoriginal as well. Oh boy, let’s get Miley to play with herself and lick an ice cream cone. How brilliant.

      • Amory says:

        They are dirty in a very specific way — he has purposefully played up her youth and made her look like a sexed up minor. To me, these pics are coming across as pedophilia.

      • NerdMomma says:

        The worst part of these photos, to me, is her eyes. She looks like she’s just been crying. She looks lost and sad and miserable. I have to assume it’s on purpose. I remember Lohan’s TR photos having the same quality- sad, desperate, lonely eyes. What’s empowering about that?

      • emmie_a says:

        NerdMomma: I don’t think her eyes are like that from crying — those are drug eyes.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        @Belle Epoch
        My thoughts exactly. *Yawn* Madonna already did it and she did it better.

      • gg says:

        Those ARE stoned eyes. She’s smoking a big fat blunt in the photos on TR’s site.

        These photos and her behavior are revolting and I hope the backlash starts NOW.

      • Hakura says:

        I agree with everyone who’s commented on this above me. Just when you thought Terry couldn’t get more creepy, & he’s not doing it on his own.

        My very very first thought… The big, sad, lonely eyed-look you described, NerdMomma, looked like child pornography someone shot in their basement with a Polaroid camera. I can’t tell you how close these look to some pedophile’s pics I’ve had the extreme misfortune of seeing. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to hear there were some w/Miley clutching a teddy, sucking her thumb, looking confused/a little ‘afraid’ as she looks up through her long dark lashes w/ her big blue eyes. Or pouting, w/a pacifier or kiddie PJs… Next we know, she’ll use something from Dora The Explorer as a prop for this filth. It’s gross, & has nothing to do w/her sexuality, just the awful messages it’s sending.

    • Deb says:

      IKR?

      These Terry Richardson photos remind me of the time when I was 8-years-old and my friend and found her older brother’s stash of High Society mags. I swear, there were pics of girls with front wedgies and genitals showing through sheer stocking just like we are seeing here. Back then, that was pornography, and the Meese Commission was all over it.

      I am not advocating censorship, but these pics are pretty much out there where kids could see them. They look like they belong behind the counter if you know what I mean.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Someone commented this comment that I’m quoting on facebook about twenty minutes ago and it’s gained 200 likes. So I’m sharing.

      “she should just make the move to porn and get it over with.. spoiled brat wants all the guys attention because she never got any from daddy.. well do what all the other broken little girls do.. show it to the world.”

      Checkmate.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Drugged for sure. Molly makes people overtly sexual and uncle terry “allegedly” plies his models with drugs to make them more compliant. Miley already admitted to loving Molly, so I’m sure Uncle Terry made it available to her before the shoot so she’s be more willing to do compromising things.

        Uncle terry is the still photography version of Roman Polanski, except less talented.

  2. bammer says:

    She’s addicted to attention and achieving it in the worst possible way. Arrogant, entitled, immature, hateful but thinks she’s the shit because people “talk” about her. The little child is going to have a very long and hard fall. It won’t be pretty.

    • emmie_a says:

      Among many things I find repulsive about Miley, the most repulsive is she thinks any attention is gold. She is so incredibly desperate. And it seems that her fans are in the same boat, thinking she is *it* just because her name is everywhere. Why doesn’t Miley and her minions realize that she is a complete joke. That is not a good thing.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Totally! And LadyMTL, I agree with you about the photos being more pornographic than artistic. There’s nothing empowering about those photos and they do not, imo, make women look strong!

      Sinead O’Connor’s response to Miley is very articulate and intelligent and Miley is just rude, immature and ignorant. She doesn’t get it. Clearly people around her are telling her she’s cool and edgy and that those who don’t like her are just jealous. They’re wrong. She’s ruining her career and I agree with those who think Miley is on the road to a major crash, both personally and professionally.

      Miley thinks she knows best and her parents clearly do nothing to advise her, at least not that we’ve seen. If anything they seem to be supportive of her antics. Personally I would be ashamed if she was my daughter. I’m not a prude and I understand the industry being visually sexual and pushing the envelope, but Miley is going too far imo and it comes off as cheap and sleazy rather than the edgy she thinks it is.

      • Ramona Quimby says:

        Aura, thanks for the link. I mostly agreed with Sinead O’Connor’s response, but couldn’t put my finger on why I wasn’t 100 on board with it. Having read what the ever-fabulous Amanda Palmer has to say, I think she’s completely right – Miley probably took the opportunity to see this as condescending in parts, and therefore something which she could ignore in its entirety. And so a thoughtful, well-intentioned message completely missed its mark.

      • jaye says:

        I think all Miley and her minions saw was the word “prostitute” and that’s all she got from the letter. That’s a shame because there was real wisdom and, let’s be honest, a lot of truth there.

    • Liv says:

      Totally agree, Bammer. Plus nobody will feel for her when she crushes, because she behaves like a jerk right now.

    • iheartjacksparrow says:

      I think Miley wakes up every morning wondering what she can do that is more outrageous than the day before so people will keep talking about her. She’s close to being photographed naked having sex because there’s not much more she can do to remain “relevant” since we’ve seen everything else.

    • Kas says:

      Well, if the (ahem) music thing falls through she can always model for American Apparel.

    • Nan says:

      Addicted to attention, maybe, but I think mostly she knew her career had been really tanking since her early teen days so she’s been on this ill-advised campaign to get “hot” again, this time with the +21 crowd. Miley is actually the outcome of a whole lineage of this stuff, starting with Madonna and ending with Rhianna – being a “ho” to get attention. It’s sad that Sinead gave her some serious good advice and a fair warning and all Miley can do is mouth off, disrespect, and be the ratchet white girl she swore she wasn’t a month ago. You know how to resuscitate your career, Miley? FIND SOME TALENT. Because you don’t have much of a body to sell, you’re just selling off your soul in huge chunks and you’re never going to be able to buy your soul back again. There are some things fame & money can’t get for you.

      • Rumorhasit says:

        You are completely right, but Miley won’t realize this till she’s neck deep in the mental health issues Sinead was compassionately pointing out to Miley.
        For all the good it did either of them.
        Miley is horrifically advised. She is becoming so desperate as the world sees past the escapades – to the talentless, uneducated, entitled trash she is.
        Smoke and mirrors can only deflect for so long.
        Madonna, Britney, and Rhianna did all this before. And they did it better. It’s about time Larry Rudolph realized this, and pulls the plug.

  3. bns says:

    Repulsive all around. She is absolutely horrible and I can’t wait until her 15 minutes are officially up.

    Making fun of someone with bipolar disorder is the final straw. She is so awful.

  4. T.C. says:

    What goes around comes around Miley you stupid brat.

  5. Kiddo says:

    Well, I’ll say this, Uncle Terry played Miley like a violin, and made himself relevant to a younger generation. Well done, douche-nozzle. Nice flash, looks like Aunt Harriet took the photos.

    I always liked Miley and thought she was pretty, smart, had potential and talent. But going forward, I am officially hitting the ignore button. Mostly to block out Richardson.

  6. aims says:

    stay classy Miley. Sinead won this one.

  7. Laura says:

    So gross. I’m done with Miley & I wasn’t that into her to begin with. I just wish she was already gone, but she won’t be gone for a while. Le sigh.

  8. AlexandraJane says:

    And yet she fronted so many anti bulling campaigns when she was not being ‘a bad b*tch’. sad times when NO ONE is advising her differently.

  9. Lizzie says:

    Miley Cyrus is a little brat. She has the maturity and intellect of a dust bunny.

  10. Obvious says:

    Miley just went from a joke to being in need of a serious image rehab. Mental Health is not a joke, and then to drag poor Amanda Bynes into it. That girl is seriously suffering and is lucky her parents care about her enough to get her the help she needs.

    Miley, take some time off. Reevaluate your life. Be the adult you keep saying you are.

    Sinead, sue her ass off. Emotional distress, lost wages (seriously if people think you have mental issues-esepcialyl current ones, try getting work, it’s next to impossible), anything you can. If Miley won’t listen to reason, maybe she’ll listen to her pocketbook…

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      +1

      Hit her where it hurts, Sinead! Her trashing Sinead has backfired on Miley Cyrus in the best way possible. Thanks to Miley, Sinead will end up selling more music, and Virus will suffer in comparison to O’conner’s towering talent.

    • Hakura says:

      She really should sue her. It will be a great lesson in ‘respect’ & ‘empathy’ to not only Miley (who will surely ignore it & leave it to her lawyers), but to everyone out there who doesn’t realize what they *say about people* online has consequences in real life.

      Most people probably never even think what they’re saying is going to have reactions in real life, & with the popularity & growth of social media, that’s a lesson that desperately needs to be taught.

    • magz says:

      +1 That was so distasteful and rude beyond any explanation. I hate her. I have so many negative thoughts about her right now I can’t even begin.

      When someone reaches out to you in such a sincere way and takes the time out of their day to step out of their comfort to help.

    • Kath says:

      You know, up until a day or two ago I was still defending Miley. As I said, I had no idea what I liked about her and found her antics childish and pathetic, but I liked the fact that she was outspoken and was getting the ‘family values’ people riled up.

      Now? I’m done. You do not ridicule people with mental illness, full stop. I at least thought Miley might be a decent person, but she has shown herself to be both rude and a complete moron.

      So, yep. In the words of the (wonderful, talented, awesome) Sinead:

      “You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your tits out to read”.

    • Rumorhasit says:

      I’m hoping Amanda’s conservators pile on to this lawsuit as well….poor girl is sick, seeking treatment, and had absolutely no reason to be dragged into this whatsoever.
      Sinead can and will stand up and protect herself, Amanda’s people need to protect her now. And send the message to others, mocking the ill will be a sure fire end to the attention your getting,(I can’t bring myself to call what Miley does, a career).

  11. QQ says:

    This Chick is an asshole , through and through, full stop

  12. Samtha says:

    Those photos are vile in every way. The composition, the sucking the thumb, the crotch stain, and the fact that she looks like she’s high in most of them.

  13. missmerry says:

    too bad her fan base are just as rude and fucky as she is. the only people who are disgusted and see an issue with her responses to older and wiser (albeit controversial) women in her industry are the women old enough to know that you don’t do that shit.

    only assholes and empty-headed, low-class people bully others. That’s exactly what MC is doing, and I bet her fans support her…

  14. dorothy says:

    Now it’s become just gross. What’s next? Photo shoot done on a gynecological table with feet in stirrups?

    What you think of her now dad?

  15. chops 116 says:

    this girl just cannot pull off sexy….I look at image after image after shoot and not once not by any photographer has she managed to look like anything but a desperate little girl in 80′s stripper gear striking a bad pose :/ I’m embarrassed

  16. ThruRoseColouredGlasses says:

    I just can’t with her… to make fun of mental health issues is obnoxious and cold. Amanda isn’t even able to defend herself.

  17. Ainda says:

    Sinead is so right!
    Miley this is just really sad. Really sad…
    I feel so embarassed for her.

  18. terrah. says:

    Spiteful, graceless, sick wee witch. She’ll get hers for sure and hell mend her when she does. Appalling.

  19. pao la says:

    Ok at this point she needs a Billy Ray intervention. He’s been in the business so he knows what it’s like and he needs to keep that Perv away from her daughter. I find these pics incredibly disturbing, like some paedophile taking pics of a young girl playing the part of a grown up woman in the basement of his house. Creepy motherf-er. I know she is old enough but what the hell is she thinking??? I’m no prude but those pics are f-ing disgusting and dirty.

    • Eleonor says:

      The thing is: in the first letter Sinead has said the things Miley’s parents should have said.

    • Thiajoka says:

      Uh, weren’t there some controversial “incestuous” seeming pics of her and Billy Ray when she was still on Hannah Montana? I don’t think parental attention is necessarily available. On the other hand, she’s just a young woman having fun. That’s how I see it. Sinead insulted her and shouldn’t have. She insulted back and now Sinead is fit to be tied. You can wrap insults up in pretty language and try to make it sound logical, but most people aren’t really fooled by that. Well, I didn’t think they were, LOL.

      • Ennie says:

        I did not read the letter as insulting at all.
        It obviously hit a nerve because she answered offending her where she thought it would hurt most. Her mental health. So mature (is she really an adult?
        I uhink MC got offended because she is the brain behind he image. She is very willingly prostituting hersel for her trashy career. She and her mother/family are her pimps, of course she took offense.
        Sinead may be many things, but she is a true artist. Miley is a fake wannabe and a bully who hangs out (literally) with horrible Photog. Richardson. Ew.

      • Hakura says:

        @Thiajoka – Sinead told Miley that running around naked, licking sledgehammers, & having no self-respect is a bad thing. The only ones who could take that as an insult are those who think it’s a good thing or has no significance.

        She’s been appropriating childhood symbols like teddybears & balloons, combining them with pouting lips & big eyes as she puts her hands on her crotch (when not intending for us to see cameltoe).

        Worst of all, & not something Sinead mentioned, she’s telling her fans, which are likely all girls 12-18/19, that drugs are awesome, & molly is a happy drug that makes you feel great, while posting several pics of herself smoking weed every chance she gets.

        She’s a mess.

  20. Jayna says:

    These shots are awful and amateurish. Miley is going to flame out if she doesn’t back off. She got lots of buzz but now she can’t stop needing attention every second (Gaga anyone). And as quick as she was on everybody’s radar and selling lots of her new singles, which both songs are great, and great pre-orders on the new album, she will just as easily jump the shark and bore everyone and people move on. She’s not leaving anyone wanting more or intrigued because she’s everywhere every day. And a little posing is interesting, but now she’s just embarrassing herself. I like her album, so Miley leave Amanda and her sad mental illness out of your digs and no need to post old ramblings of someone with Bipolar Disorder. It’s tacky and rude.

  21. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Miley isn’t reflective, mature, knowledgeable, or articulate enough to meaningfully respond to what Sinead has written. Amanda Palmer’s open letter to Sinead was a worthwhile read to me. It gave me pause to consider how much of Miley’s image and behaviour is her own doing:

    http://www.gigwise.com/news/84774/amanda-palmer-pens-open-letter-to-sinead-oconnor-about-miley-cyrus

    • mia girl says:

      Thanks for posting this.
      It was worth the read.

    • Kiddo says:

      That was thought provoking. I do now think Miley is driving the bus.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Palmer’s essay is excellent and thought-provoking but where it falls short is the pool of women she uses as a context for Miley’s current antics.
      Natasha Kahn, Adele (not sure when she has ever sold sex really), PJ Harvey and yes, even Gaga, are all talented singers who, while maintaining and asserting their right to maneuver their sexuality in a deliberate and intentional manner to sell records, can still back it up with some solid vocals and in most cases, original song-writing.

      I think one of the biggest criticisms of Miley is that she is only a very marginally talented singer and not a song-writer in any real capacity. I think people are just tired of manufactured “artists” with a deficit of talent, who rely SOLELY on their tits & ass (or tongue) or their last name to sell records.
      It’s just so pedestrian and mainstream and conventional and….YAWN.
      I’m sorry but I just don’t see how it is empowering to women in any way really.

      I think if anything, women as a whole are insulted by the glaring artifice of Miley and pop stars like her. There is something so vacuous and one-dimensional about everything she does and women are expected to eat it up like this is an image to aspire to. It would be different if Miley was extraordinarily talented, or intelligent in the slightest. If she showed a hint of modesty or self-awareness, but she doesn’t.

      It’s all just so very boring and as a woman, I find it rather insulting.

      • pao la says:

        At this point i find incredible that she was the one who said you don’t have to show ass and tits to sell records. Big mouthed b!tch!

      • Kiddo says:

        See, I do think Miley has talent. But it is overshadowed by the Uncle Terry Porn Circus Show. I despise Richardson, so that is the deal-breaker for me. I think Sinead needs to be the bigger person and move on. I hope no one else pens an open letter that perpetuates the shit storm. But that’s just me.

      • Kiddo says:

        I wanted to add to my last post, which isn’t here, that nothing Richardson does is art. He’s a lazy photographer with nothing but clinical shots. Richardson is to art, what snuff films are to an academy award winning film. All my opinion only, of course.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Kiddo-I’ve seen contestants (who didn’t get picked) on The Voice that could sing Miley under the table. Hell, my friend Jen (who’s a classically trained vocalist) could sing Miley under the table. In a sea full of wannabe singers, many of whom are of decent singing ability, Miley remains very much average at best. The only thing that sets her apart is her willingness to do almost anything to be a famous pop star, and of course, her last name.

        I usually agree with your comments but Terry Richardson is not to blame for this new version of Miley. In fact, I’m pretty sure she hand-picked him for his “edgy” overtly sexual photos.
        Palmer’s (whom I happen to agree with) essay basically says outright that Miley’s image is one of her own creation and a calculated one at that.

        As far as Sinead penning a letter in response, I don’t think she had much of a choice. She really does represent a faction of people who suffer from mental illness and it was obligatory that she defend an illness that is already so misunderstood by so many. Personally, I’m glad she did so.

      • Kiddo says:

        Okay, one more thought, and I swear I’m done.

        It’s not bad-ass feminist art if you are elevating the career of a man who humiliated, and at the least, coerced young inexperienced models into having sex with him, who he, by those acts, emotionally traumatized them. Why not hire Anand Jon Alexander as a fashion designer while she’s at it?

        Adding to respond: I guess I’m not directly blaming him for the dog and pony show, but I blame him, and Miley’s decision to use him, as I reason I am put off, in the end.

        He knows exactly what he is doing, and Miley just thinks it’s cool because she is young.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “but Miley just thinks it’s cool because she’s young.”

        Maybe you’re right…?

        But your comment brings up another irritation I have with her. When she wants to act irresponsible and immature, she pulls the “I’m only 20, I’m just having fun!” card as a way to condone thoughtless behavior, but when she wants to prove how mature and “grown-up” she is, she uses the “I worked throughout my whole childhood and I’ve lived a lot more than other people my age” card, all the while carefully skirting criticism and avoiding any accountability for her actions.

        So which is it? Either she’s just a sincere, wide-eyed kid who got famous at a young age, being exploited by a brutal industry or she’s an old hand, an industry vet who knows EXACTLY what she’s doing.

        I tend to think it’s the latter.

        Even if she was so naive that she was unable to recognize Uncle Terry’s perviness, she has a TEAM of people and parents that could steer her in the right direction. The truth is that at 20 years old, Miley is technically an adult. She calls the shots, period. Couple that with the fact that her father was famous in his own right, she was well-acquainted with how things work at a very young age, and I just find the “she doesn’t know any better” excuse to be a bit unbelievable.

      • Kiddo says:

        Too late to edit, once again, but I should have had “multiple allegations” as part of my paragraph in re to Richardson.

        The end.

        Yeah, Kitten, she is playing all the cards. She should be a politician. She’d do well with the double-speak.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @kiddo-Imagine the campaign posters? Mankinis and The Tongue? ;)

      • Nono says:

        TOK

        “Either she’s just a sincere, wide-eyed kid who got famous at a young age, being exploited by a brutal industry or she’s an old hand, an industry vet who knows EXACTLY what she’s doing.”

        It’s possible it’s some of both. I think she knows how to manipulate the public but she isn’t used to dealing with the way the industry manipulates its stars. Remember, her father had been looking out for her until recently. Now she’s out on her own, and maybe she’s a little foolhardy.

      • bijlee says:

        @TOK
        “So which is it? Either she’s just a sincere, wide-eyed kid who got famous at a young age, being exploited by a brutal industry or she’s an old hand, an industry vet who knows EXACTLY what she’s doing.”

        Yes! So well said. Lots of doublespeak.

      • Thiajoka says:

        We are on different sides in this particular conflict, but hell yeah to your shout-out to Polly Jean! I love that woman so much.

    • Samtha says:

      If it hadn’t already lost me just by virtue of being written by Amanda Palmer, who’s a terrible human being about 85% of the time, her passive-aggressive shade at Madonna would have done it.

      • carol says:

        why is amanda palmer terrible?

      • Samtha says:

        @carol, she has in recent years:

        -earned a great deal of money (over a million) through a Kickstarter campaign and then gave very sketchy accounting of how she spent the money…
        -soon after which, she tried to get musicians to play for her for free on her tour (she did reverse this but only after she got called out on it by a number of industry people and fans)

        -created an act that was…problematic in regard to those with disabilities…
        -and then insulted people with disabilities for getting upset

        -did a skit with Margaret Cho where they pretended to sexually assault a Katy Perry lookalike while she lip-synched to “I Kissed a Girl.” (If you Google Katy Perry Amanda Palmer skit, you’ll find a lot of dialogue about the whole thing, plus I’m pretty sure it’s on Youtube.)
        -used her own sexual assault as a reason why that couldn’t possibly be offensive.

        -faked her own suicide and recorded her ex-boyfriend’s reaction to get back at him…
        -then used his reaction on an album
        -and continued joking about it
        -even after he killed himself.

        Those are just off the top of my head. There have been other things. I’d been a fan of Palmer since I discovered Dresden Dolls in high school, but she continually does stuff that I just can’t support.

        And it makes me give a big eye roll to her open letter. Of course she’s inserting herself into the situation, even though it has nothing to do with her. She will do anything for attention.

      • Nono says:

        “-faked her own suicide and recorded her ex-boyfriend’s reaction to get back at him…
        -then used his reaction on an album
        -and continued joking about it
        -even after he killed himself.”

        WTF. She sounds sociopathic.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I am SO glad to see I’m not the only person who finds Amanda Palmer abhorrent.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        Her open letter is dreadful. Makes me weep for women.

        Openmindedness has its limits. It shouldn’t reach the point where your brains have fallen out.

      • Hakura says:

        @Samtha – ““-faked her own suicide and recorded her ex-boyfriend’s reaction to get back at him…
        -then used his reaction on an album
        -and continued joking about it
        -even after he killed himself.

        Oh my God. There are… just no words for how absolutely evil that is. Sounds like a psycho bitch! That just ruins her entire contribution for me.

        And if she was sexually assaulted, she should know you NEVER EVER poke fun, in any way, at sexual assault. That’s just disgusting.

      • littlestar says:

        Thanks Samtha for telling us all of that. When I read on DListed last night that someone named Amanda Palmer penned an open letter as well, I rolled my eyes and thought she was just trying to get in on the attention. After I read about half of her letter (did not bother to finish it), I realized that she indeed was just looking for attention with her “Miley and Sinead are both wrong, but I am right in what I say”. She sounds disgusting.

      • Nan says:

        Thank you, Samtha! Amanda Palmer “ho’s” herself out totally, of course she’s going to take up for Miley. It’s the old saw of “I’m selling my own a** so it’s not prostitution”. Wtf? Just because you don’t have a pimp doesn’t mean it isn’t prostitution, dearie. LOL!!!!!! So glad to see that not everyone is taken in by Amanda F*cking Palmer (not my tag, she is self-titled).

  22. Marty says:

    You know when Playboy has classier tit shots than pervy Uncle Terry, something’s wrong.

  23. Christin says:

    Any benefit of the doubt has gone out the window with her behavior and attitude. She has shown us a lot of herself, and none of it is pretty.

    Oh, and good luck with that hosting gig on that now boring show. She should fit in well.

  24. Feebee says:

    The photos are disturbing. They look like child pr0n. Doesn’t matter that she’s 20. Her tweets are pathetic.

    I’m not faulting Sinead for not letting this go. Too many people let it go. It’s always detrimental to the troll in question, which leads to them ‘deserving it’ but wouldn’t it be better if more didn’t let it go and helped avoid a trainwreck?

    But most troubling to me is a video piece I saw of her mother saying essentially ‘People saying who’s advising her, where’s her mother etc, well I’m here, right next to her. Through good and bad, it’s all good, i’m right here supporting her” Good lord. As a parent words fail me.

    • Christin says:

      More than ever, I think she is a huge influence in all this (more so than the dad). The apple falls close to the tree.

    • littlestar says:

      I know, when you listen to Trish Cyrus, you realize the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to Miley. Yes, let your child act like an ignorant *sshole, stand beside her and support her through the whole thing! Thank gahd I have a mother who tells me even to this day (pushing 30) when I am being stupid.

      And as for the people wondering where Billy Ray is. From what I remember, every time they’ve had a falling out, I took it to mean he did say something to Miley and she didn’t like it. Then she’d cut him out of her life and the gravy train that came along with it. And of course he’d grovel on back to her, because he likes the $$$ just as much as his stupid wife does.

      • Christin says:

        Each time they have separated, I have wondered if he said something to his wife and daughter. I don’t excuse him at all, but my personal opinion (based on their own colorful histories long ago and her ongoing comments / support) is that “mamma” loves being a part of this. Whatever it takes, just keep that fame machine greased. Interesting that “mamma” has never been a target of daughter’s wrath like BRC has.

  25. MsCatra says:

    Once upon a time, I liked Miley. She was spunky and seemed harmless. Then the overt famewhoring started, and my like morphed into discomfort. Now, her spunkiness has been replaced by a shocking amount of rudeness and ignorance and I really just hate her and want her to go away.

  26. Happy21 says:

    Vile, disgusting little sh-t. That is exactly what she is. A rude, entitled brat. Someone needs to tune her clock!

  27. Shelby says:

    She doesn’t have time to write a letter or she doesn’t know how to write at all?

  28. Bree bree says:

    What a little brat. She’s so…embarrassing.

  29. Londerland says:

    Ugh. Up til now I kind of felt a degree of sympathy for Miley (she’s young, she’s been sheltered, she’s acting out being “sexy” and “rebellious” like a lot of teens do) but she’s just about killed that off.

    She could have just said “thanks for your concern, but I’m fine” and that would have been a decent response, but no. Mocking someone who showed genuine concern and compassion, after they were dragged into the conversation because you referenced them (and admitted their influence on you) is bad enough. Mocking the mentally ill is just despicable beyond belief.

    So congrats, Miley. You want people to notice you, you got it. You want to be controversial, you did that too. You want to be considered a “bad bitch”, well, I’m sure they do now, just not quite the way you wanted. And if you wanted concerned and compassionate people to leave you alone and let you do your thing, I’m sure plenty of people just said goodbye to the last f*ck they might have given for your wellbeing. Go do your rebel thing and drive your life over a cliff and when you end up in Amanda Bynes’ shoes in a couple years time, see who cares.

  30. Skins says:

    Can’t believe SNL is stooping so low

  31. marmaduke45 says:

    To paraphrase: “”It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt…..”

    I know 5th grade boys with more maturity.

  32. SADDY says:

    The guy who took the pics, is a perv& a screw lose in his head.Didnt think Miley would ever fall for the industry like this.Its sad behavior

  33. BeckyR says:

    Hey, Billy Ray and Tish: DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR KID. SHE NEEDS HELP.

  34. Lucy says:

    Wow, what a bitch she turned out to be. And Sinead’s right, she’s so going down.

  35. Asdfg says:

    She needs to apologize. It would take 3 seconds to type out an apology tweet to Sinead, Amanda Bynes, Britney Spears and all the people who suffer from mental illness. The fact that she hasn’t shows her maturity. She says shes too busy to write to Sinead? What, are you practicing your SNL skit 24 hours a day? 60 minutes and hour? Didn’t think so.

    I’ve noticed on nearly every gossip site the majority of people are sick of Miley. No ones defending her. Not even her “Smilers”. When everyones against you and not for you it’s time to take a seat.

    Terry Richardson is a creep. He managed to get Miley to suck her thumb and fondle herself. Anyone see the picture in the photoshoot? Ickkk. What is it with Terry Richardson and women sucking their thumbs? Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace, and now Miley?

    • Maya Memsaab says:

      I think Virus meant to imply that she has “better”, bigger things to do like the SNL than respond to Sinead. She’s clearly drunk on the so called power she’s got from waving around her sexual currency.

      You know what else is attractive apart from a woman’s tits and arse , Miley? Humility, sensitivity, intelligence and compassion. Once your physical assets have gone south, good luck with obscurity. You clearly can’t hold a note and guess what?…”badass”, nearly naked young women like you are easily, easily replaceable because there’s nothing else there except your bodies. It’s not Slut shaming. The constant assault of your narrow view of sexuality is just…boring. No sensuality or anything remotely stimulating about it.

      Oh, and your “friend” Terry won’t know you in 5 years. He’ll still have a career.shooting your successors. He’s a man in this industry, you see. “Empowered” women like you keep him in business.

  36. Kiddo says:

    I think Sinead would be served well to ignore it and move on.

  37. mommak918 says:

    Those pictures made me so uncomfortable and sick. Who is with her when she poses for that perv? Her mom??? I could barely look at them….i mean, does he drug up every girl? Why do they pose like this for him??? I am baffled and disgusted and lost my appetite.

    I truly am sad for little girls who look up to this mess. Im all about a strong woman…but this isnt strong. It is borderline porn.

    She is just showing off all her orfices…thats all I see.

  38. Patricia says:

    I honestly don’t have a problem with the pics. It is their (Terry and Miley) artwork and it centers around sex, private body parts, and just plain silliness but hey, it’s their thing and I don’t have a problem with it.
    I DO have a problem with retweeting the cries for help of a woman who is entrenched in a mental illness. Those tweets from Sinead are sad and thank goodness she did get help, those very well could have been the last words she ever tweeted if things had gone a different way. For Miley to exploit that is disgusting. I have to pity Miley for being such a shallow, bigoted, unkind, self obsessed person. Sinead should just walk away now, Miley made her own bed with the way she handled this.

  39. Eleonor says:

    Miley’s answers shows who she really is: an uneducated, entitled brat who thinks acting like a very low budget hooker makes her strong and cool.

  40. goldie says:

    this piece of s.h.I.t is clearly sending out the message to her young, highly impressionable fans that it is cool to turn yourself into a pedophile’s disgusting wet dream. Re-invent yourself = Yes. Just not like this. Where’s your sense of dignity?

  41. bettyrose says:

    Let’a all send Sinead tons of love for being so awesome. As for Miley selling herself as an object… yes her behavior is abhorrent but she isn’t really coming across as sexy, right? Uncle Terry is making fun of her. I don’t know which is worse.

  42. Wif says:

    Those pictures. Wow. Not a good wow.

    But I must admit I LOVE the one where his shoe is in the reflection of the mirror making it look like she’s got a foot hanging out of her labia. So funny.

    • Hakura says:

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed that… Although, in keeping the theme the other pics created, the thought that came to mind was more ‘degrading’, like almost looking like she was ‘at his feet’, in some weird way. I’d usually think it was just an accident, but with Uncle Terry, you never know.

  43. lenje says:

    Oh my God. I tried to tolerate Miley in the beginning, to just ignore any piece about her, but this just seals my disgust.

    She gave advice to Bieber, right? Well, as horrible as Bieber has been, I don’t recall him ever making fun of mental illness. (I could be wrong, though, because I don’t follow Bieber).

  44. tarheel tina says:

    You know, what makes me feel good is that the girls in high school right now that I coach who grew up with hannah montana are rejecting miley’s “ratchet twerking ways” as disgusting and pathetic. none of them plan on buying her CD. There IS hope for the next generation!

  45. Ciru says:

    I have struggled with depression for more than a decade..so I was LIVID when I saw Miley’s tweets. What a c*nt move.

    • Hakura says:

      @Ciru – Right there with you, Ciru. It’s been almost 10 years for me, too. & as anyone who’s ever experienced these feelings knows, it’s nothing to ever make light of, ever.

      I know that in this day & age, it’s insane, but some people don’t even grasp what depression entails… having chemical imbalances, anxiety attacks for no reason at all, feelings of deep sadness or melancholy that can encompass your entire soul. For the worst, a struggle to experience happiness at even the greatest things in life.

      After all her praise of Britney, someone who has had such public displays & struggles of suffering from mental illness, I can’t believe she sunk to that level. She probably didn’t even think before sending those Tweets, at least, if Britney was her friend, I’d hope not.

  46. BBB says:

    BEGIN: I can’t stand Miley… HOWEVER: Sinead O’Conner should not have sent out a public letter calling Miley a prostitute and bashing her. Anyone that ‘received’ letter like that would get defensive and strike back. Miley may have struck back in an extra harsh way, but O’Conner was an idiot for posting that long repetitive letter in the first place to a child. Give me a break…

    • Londerland says:

      She’s not a child, though. She’s not even a teen. As she keeps on insisting, and as the “OMG so sexy, so edgy” image is intended to convey, she’s all grown up now. She needs to decide if she’s going to own her behaviour like an adult or keep pulling out the “all kids make dumb mistakes” excuse whenever it suits her – can’t have it both ways.

      The press were bugging Sinead for a response, and she chose to address the issue via an open letter – maybe hoping that her words would reach, and have an impact on, young women besides Miley herself? I have to admit, though the letter was heartfelt and compassionate, I did think “man, is this ever going to fall on deaf ears,” but I never would have expected such a nasty, childish response from Miley Cyrus.

      It amazes me that she’s been more civil to the pearl-clutchers who freaked out over the VMAs than she has been to someone who expressed genuine concern for her. Maybe Sinead’s letter touched a nerve after all.

    • babyroxy says:

      I don’t want this to come across wrong AT ALL – but did “YOU” read the letter in its entirety or are you going off of the cliff note’s that posters and blogs are giving?

      Because I really thought that Sinead handled it with such grace and the approach she took, to me, was a TRULY loving & concerned and not one of attacking AT ALL. And she did NOT call Miley a prostitue, she called out the industry and her handlers and cautioned against letting them prostitue her image rather than focus on her talent. And I think the ONLY reason she took the public approach, rather than sending her a private letter, is to give ONE reply instead of 500 different replies media outlets that then piece it together how they may, and again she ONLY replied because EVERYONE was contacting her for a response to Miley’s comments.

  47. Shelly says:

    Miley looks like a 13 year old to me, I find these pictures disturbing. Especially knowing who took them. Just gross.

    Her calling out Sinead and Amanda for having mental illness is just wrong. She is basically insinuating that if you seek help (by re-tweeting a pic of Sinead’s tweets asking for help) that you are a loser. She is the loser.

  48. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I just can’t with Miley. I was talking to my mom a few days ago–we were talking about sex, basically. My mom is 49 years old. She was telling me that when she was a teenager, to get birth control your parents had to go with you, to the drugstore to buy it. If you wanted an abortion, you had to go to your parents to get one.

    To relate what I’m saying to Miley, my mom was saying she didn’t understand why Miley is pretty much prostituting herself out to the music business–to men basically, when it has been a really long time since women’s futures have been hinged on what guy they married, or their father. A long time.

    I mean, Miley is acting like she’s a star f-cker, a video girl–when in reality she should be the STAR. She has name recognition–if she’d buckled down and did the work–if she wants to be a rapper, fine. But don’t disrespect your fans by putting out a piece of sh-t, and wasting their hard earned money. I mean, I grew up watching Miley on Hannah Montana–I used to LOVE that show (wouldn’t ever admit it now).

    And now she’s just throwing it all away. If she wants to be sexy, be sexy–but do it right. Do it on your own terms.

  49. teehee says:

    She doesnt know that sexy is not about exploitation and exposure or even shock. Sexy is something within and usually brought out by intelligence, confidence, self-awareness, and a good heart. Our stupid culture acts like sexy is shocking but it doesnt work the other way, Miley. What she is doing is just sad and it gives me the creeps and a bad feeling in my stomach when I see her pics and realize she did this in some mans’ studio. She is just looking for herself and going through all kinds of terrible ‘phases’ but without any decency instilled in her – and people are supposed to buy this as ‘talent’? She’s having a fit in front of cameras, thats all. Poor mess.

  50. Walt Jr says:

    Liam lost out. She would have made a wonderful wife and Mother. Yup, I’m a sarcastic, judgy old queen!

  51. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I have to comment on this, tho I know I shouldn’t. I think what the real issue here is Miley making light of mental issues. IDGAF if she wants to show her cooch to the entire world, her perogative. Do not make fun or attempt to disparage something that have caused many people all over the world so much pain. That’s taking out of the OMG I’m so edgy category straight to OMG I’m an a$$hole.

  52. emmie_a says:

    I read a review of her MTV documentary and people were asking: where is her mom while all this grand f*ckery is taking place?… And her mom said that she is right there, right by Miley’s side, no matter what… So her mom is on-board with Uncle Terry taking these pics? I know Miley isn’t a child and doesn’t need her mom’s approval but you’d like to think that your mom wouldn’t be ok with this, no matter how much attention her daughter wants. You’d like to think that when you’re spiraling out-of-control you could count on your mom to reel you back in. Not that I’m blaming Miley’s behavior on her parents or her upbringing or that. I’m just amazed that she doesn’t have one influential person in her life that loves her enough to help her.

    And it seems that all the news outlets/journalists believe Miley’s crap — or at least nobody is calling her out on her lies/antics. I’m reading so many stories about how Miley is *winning*. She’s on top. Her PR moves are the bomb. She’s taking over the world (according to her). I don’t believe for a second that Miley’s antics are all calculated PR moves, like she’s saying. I think she’s just saying that now, after the fact. After everyone is laughing at her she’s telling us that we’re not in on the joke… But why does the media let her get away with saying that it is all calculated when it’s clearly not?

  53. nicegirl says:

    OH MILEY, I am so disappointed in you.

    I thank you, Sinead.

  54. Frida_K says:

    “So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)

    This tweet made my stomach clench. It’s so rude and contemptuous. “Lemme know”? WTF?

    I’m not necessarily a Sinead fan but frankly, Tonguey is so far beneath Sinead’s level that she should feel honored that Sinead took the time to notice her.

    What a slime.

  55. Claudia says:

    As someone who has suffered from depression and intense anxiety all my life, I found Miley’s tweets to be really malicious and low. Mental illness isn’t a choice. It’s not something to make fun of or use so ignorantly in a game of spite, just so you can claim false one-upmanship.

    The people “advising” Miley are sycophants, including that horrible best friend of hers ($$$).

    • Thiajoka says:

      On the other hand, dishing it out when you want and then hiding behind your mental illness when someone retaliates if questionable. Sorry, but it’s a sticking point with me. I have a family member who is allowed to do and say whatever because he’s ill but if someone calls him down or tries to set boundaries, he’s all “YOU CAN’T DO THAT TO ME, I’M ILL!” It gets old.

      • Claudia says:

        That’s not what Sinead did. Miley re-posted old tweets that Sinead wrote two years ago when she was having a mental breakdown, and made her and Amanda Bynes (who has been diagnosed as having schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) objects of ridicule. Sinead didn’t excuse her open letter as a by-product of her mental illness, she took offense that Miley was hashing up her past mental breakdown in order to ridicule her.

        Not the same thing.

      • Faith says:

        Yes but the difference is that O’conner didn’t attack Miley then hide behind her mental illness. Miley found tweets of when she was sick and made fun of them. As someone who suffers from mental illness I can’t stand when people hide behind there mental health conditions. Yes at times you can not control you behaviour and when that happens you can usually tell not always but usually. Being sick can make you act like a dick when your not but many people who suffer from an illness can still be a dick regardless. Its pretty low to mock someone for being sick. On a side note is anyone else getting histronic and narrcasitic tendencies from Miss Cyrus?

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Sinead wrote a well intentioned letter to Miley. Maybe an open letter wasn’t a great idea, but it was done in the spirit of motherliness and approached with sisterhood and kindness. Miley dredged up old tweets to taunt Sinead and then started in on Amanda Bynes. She is a vicious little c—-.

  56. Elizabeth says:

    The VMA performance, the twerking, the photos, whatever. But the shaming of mental illness, the making fun of someone crying out for help is mean, immature and awful. She should be ashamed of herself. She disgusts me.

  57. Jessiebes says:

    Female Borat Bathing costume.

    That’s all I got.

  58. Nicolette says:

    SNL should drop her chipmunk ass immediately. But they wont. She’s controversial and they probably figure it will bring the ratings. Personally I’d rather watch paint dry than anything this classless twit has to offer.

  59. ashley says:

    Miley loves the attention,the more people talk,the more outrageous she’ll get. I’m just sitting here laughing my ass off. This is funny. I love this blog,found it last year,searching for fassy news.

  60. eliza says:

    I am no Consevativa McPrudence but these pictures are disgusting. The thought of what was left behind on that bodysuit crotch once Miley peeled it off herself makes me positively ill.

    Terry Richardson is filth. I wonder if he wanted to make some Tampon Tea for Miley. Pig.

  61. lulu1 says:

    All of this is so interesting. I didn’t expect Sinead to be so eloquent and together and frankly, so absolutely, clearly sane.

    I’m fed up with those who put forward the ‘this is freedom!’ argument: We are so far beyond any idea of feminism. We had it – we nearly had it – and we lost it. Miley is like a slave who thinks she is free because the chains are made of gold (and in her case, they’re probably the whole outfit!).
    Unfortunately, I think there is a lot of choice in this situation…I do think Miley, Rihanna etc. are choosing this route. They want attention, they want to be desired. They are equating desire with a purely physical appeal. And they are desired: on a biological level, of course they are turning people on. But so what? Why do you have to turn people on in public by running around in porn outfits? I would respect Miley more if she stood naked in a spotlight and sang than in these clothes which create associations in the mind with child pornography, vicitmisation, abuse.

    And these women are what today’s little girls are gravitating towards. How sad to see little girls, whose natural desire to move in time to music is confused with sexual posturing. They are bombarded with images like this. And they are too young to understand how dangerous it is.

    On a tangent, think about designers of women’s clothing (female designers are just as bad as male). Now imagine the best car designers in the world designing cars that most people can’t fit into…. that’s a design FAULT surely?

    Finally this whole converstation is about double standards:
    A thing I like to do is take a few parallel situations: let’s take Beyonce in that white corset number, soooo empowered. Now let’s imagine Jay-Z in the same thing. How come that’s hilarious but we’re supposed to take Bey seriously?
    Same for Rihanna and…Chris Brown why not? Can you imagine him prancing around in a g-string on stage? Not cool…and yet she defines herself as cool.
    And finally, let’s imagine Miley…oh, Miley: girl power, free, in control, rich, privileged, ‘clever’ (?)…and posturing in what is, without, a pornographic manner for her three year old fans.

    Now imagine her own father in the same outfit, masturbating for uncle Terry, images which are for the public not the private sphere. Yeah, gross isn’t it?
    If it’s not ok for guys, how the hell is it ok for women? Why is it self-respect to go to a meeting in your underwear and expect the other people there (men and women) to look at your face and take you seriously.

    I really hope we are at the beginnig of some kind of reversal here. It is time for women to stop being ridiculous and accept some responsiblity.

    • d says:

      Excellent post.

      This situation is so unfortunate now. Sinead needs to let it go now. She said her piece, which I read simply as, “be careful in this industry as there are people who will take advantage of you, even those close to you, and you are worth more than that”. Any decent concerned parent would say the same thing. None of that was concern-trolling or slut-shaming. It’s a valid concern and is worth considering, even if in the end, it might not totally apply to oneself. It really needed to be said.

      But Miley has always been about wanting to be famous and having all the attention and imo, she took the shortest and easiest route there. I do think she believes she is total control of her career and image and because she has all this attention, she does not care about anything that Sinead is saying. Because to her, hey, I’ve got all this attention and I’m famous, thus Sinead is wrong. To Miley, it doesn’t matter how she got famous or who she associates with (e.g., the reprehensibly gross Terry Richardson). All that matters is that she’s famous and that people are buying her album. I think to Miley, it’s a great business strategy. And it may be.

      But I think Sinead’s point is that it may not be a great personal strategy. I don’t think Sinead is really against Miley becoming famous, she’s just saying think about how you get there and what is means for you as a person and as a woman.

      It needs to be stated again: Sinead made the letter public b/c she was being asked multiple times by reporters asking about Miley’s comment about her video and because she felt that her message applied to a lot of young women in the industry and the prevailing climate of “sex sells”. Sinead had something to say about that and was speaking from the benefit of experience. It didn’t mean that it has to be fully true as it applies to Miley’s life, if indeed all is well there (which I don’t think is, but oh well).

      But clearly, Sinead’s message has fallen on deaf ears and is getting lost in her manner of delivery (and threatening to sic lawyers on Miley isn’t really helping). Sinead has acknowledged her flaws.

      Miley, if she was indeed as mature and wise as she pretends to be, could have said, “got this, thanks” instead of being defensive, but we know how that turned out. Which I think proved Sinead’s point.

      I don’t understand the celebration of crass and vulgar, which to me is what those pictures represent. They are nowhere near sexy. I don’t think some people really understand what sexy means. I’m not even sure if they even care. The irony that the concept of attention whore just flew over Miley’s head is sad and funny.

    • Londerland says:

      This is what fascinates me about the current debate over slut-shaming, and in this case specifically whether Sinead’s letter constitutes slut-shaming. Self-proclaimed feminists (I am one) are falling over themselves to defend Miley’s right to dress how she wants without being judged “slutty”, and I have to say I agree with that – but it really seems like we missed a step.

      I mean, when the original expectation was that women ought to dress to please a man, and women said “no, we’re not here for your benefit, we have the right to dress how we want” – how did we end up in a situation where it’s being seen as empowering for women to do exactly what the “oppressive old men” wanted in the first place, only in the name of female liberation now? People like Uncle Terry up there don’t give a shit why Miley is taking her pants off, whether it’s for attention, for money, for her pleasure or for his – so long as he gets to look.

      And if you say, “well, does she have to pull her thong up her crack and fake anilingus onstage and fellate a hammer? Can’t she just sing?” people will jump all over you to say don’t oppress her, women have the right to use their bodies to express themselves, she is empowered, she has the right to do what she wants.

      And I agree, she does. And I won’t judge her for it. I disagree with her that it’s edgy or anything – meh, it’s all been done. Riding a wrecking ball? Go re-enact The Story Of The Eye in the next vid and we’ll talk – but she has the right to use her body how she pleases.

      It just seems like someone should be saying, you know, you do have other options. There are other ways to express yourself artistically than getting your tits out. It’s not an either-or choice between Disney prudence and strip-club-worthiness. You can be an adult and keep your pants on in public. You don’t HAVE to turn yourself into a sexual plaything. It would be infinitely more rebellious and edgy to wear a well-cut suit and flash a library card, and to refuse to have your sexuality commodified by anyone…

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      First rate post. Thank you for saying it for me.

  62. Ginger says:

    She is disgusting. I certainly won’t buy anything of hers at any time in the future because of this (not that I ever have but I know I won’t give her any more time or energy). I suffer from mental illness as have a number of my relatives. Unfortunately it is a family thing. I take my medication routinely and pay a lot of attention to my wellness. I’m lucky to have supportive family and friends. I make sure that I am well enough to work and be a good mom. To make fun of someone like Sinead (or even Amanda who obviously needs help) who struggles to do the same is reprehensible! That little so and so needs a good talking to because she WILL lose fans over this. She is an entitled little brat!

  63. rkintn says:

    I have daughters in the same demographic as Miley and a 12yo. Quite frankly, I will kick any of their asses should they ever act as Miley has. Seriously, her parents let her down and the rest of us continue to do so by acknowledging this behavior. Just goes to show you that money cannot buy class and that too much money and fame at a young age utterly destroys. I don’t buy all the nastiness as “art”. I hate Terry Richardson and his photography. I can’t look at it without thinking the guy is a sexual predator. GAH! Count me as another old biddie who thinks Miley is a horrible example and headed for trouble.

  64. tifzlan says:

    Anyone who makes fun of someone who has mental issues is scum in my book. I hope her career goes down in flames soon and she disappears into obscurity for the rest of her life. I sincerely hope, wish and pray for that.

  65. Fue McCormick says:

    I vaguely remember Madonna talking about her book, Sex (I think.) She said it was the lowest point in her life and she regretted doing it.
    I think Miley needs an ass-whoopin’ from Madonna …

  66. Sam H x says:

    Of course Miley is aware of what she is doing and going about it in the wrong way. She is the biggest attention whore since the Kardashians. She lives in this bubble where she is surrounded by YES people who think she is great and what she is doing is edgy.

    Mocking people w/ mental health problems is very low, what a shitty move infact. Would she mock her friend Britney for her mental health problems? There is no excuses for her behaviour, period. She is gonna crash and burn, it ain’t gonna be pretty.

    Terry Richardson makes me sick, he is a vile man. After reading what he does to young models, made me sick to my stomach. Disgusting excuse of a man.

    Sinead your a classy and wiser woman who’s been through a fair share. You said what you needed to say and leave it at that. It was nothing but friendly advice from someone who’s been there done that and got the tshirt.

  67. Luce says:

    My husband is so revolted by this kind of overt sexual objectification we see from Miley, Rihanna…. We love sex and the beauty of the naked body, but Miley and Terry just make all of it seem base and degrading. Obviously their intention, but I don’t really know what it says about what except that she’s G-R-O-S-S.

  68. paranormalgirl says:

    the child is a fracking moron and I am SO beyond sick of her twatty self.

  69. hotdoris says:

    When I look at Miley Cyrus I see the perfect embodiment of her generation, it seems ridiculous to me that women of our generation expect to see some feminist principles in these young girls in the music industry when that ship clearly sailed years ago. These kids have grown up seeing hard core porn on their computer, the stuff we object to is tame by comparison. The pics above just look like a girl who hasn’t found her sexuality yet, and is trying too hard. They are jerkoff and silly but I just don’t get the HATE expressed toward this girl. Sinead O’Connor is getting good publicity from this, she’s going on tour soon. Anyone seen Rhiannas new video with the pole dancer, it’s horrifying! Britneys , oh god help me. You can’t really single Miley out.

  70. Quinn says:

    She is just the nastiest…inside and out. Miley Cyrus makes me nauseous.

    Sinead, while I admire and love her, is wasting her breath on this hooker. I’m ready for somebody to bitch slap this chick into tomorrow.

  71. ScotiaGirl says:

    Its pretty sad when you have an app “The Cyrus blocker” out there created by software programmers to meet a public demand. These pics come off as a dirty old man talking porno pictures of a minor. GROSS. I too will be glad when her 15 minutes of fame are up!! Off to download the Cryrus Blocker. I am glad she is not my daughter!

  72. Fishlips says:

    Bedhead listed the photo source as “Terry’s Revolting Diary”?! Haha!!!

  73. IceQueen says:

    First music executives make money then rehab facilities. The girl after this will be stripped of everything. First her dignity then her sanity. The new generation doesn’t think anything through. They just do stuff to make people talk without thinking ahead.

  74. EscapedConvent says:

    I should say first that I love & respect Sinead o’Connor, as an artist & a person. As for her body of work, I would like to see some people without biploar illness, who have ridiculed her & continue to do so, accomplish half of what she has in her life. She’s been through hellish torment, yet here she is today sounding so eloquent, her letter almost brings me to tears.

    She has always been & is still an impeccable musician & artist whose voice is exquisite & who touches people in a deep, enduring way.

    Will Miley’s “legacy” be doing that?!

    To me, Miley Cyrus is a moron who lacks the self-awareness to see what she’s doing. It only matters that people pay attention to her. These pics are revolting, but I don’t really need to say any more about that.

    I applaud Sinead for taking mini-moron Miley to task. Nothing will change, but Sinead has had her say. It is measured, intelligent & will fly right over Miley’s empty head.

    Think I ought to stop now. Sinead, bravissima.

  75. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    I’m pretty pissed that SNL would invite this (I don’t even know what to call her) to host and/or perform. Especially after such rudeness. So she trying so hard to be “sexy”…but why is she so mean? Miley is the worst!

  76. Claudia says:

    Miley Cyrus is making Kartrashian look classy.

  77. Jenna says:

    Look at the SIZE of those PUPILS!! Jesus!

  78. EscapedConvent says:

    It strikes me as both comical & sad that these two people are both classified as singers. Miley, being unable to do anything truly musical, relies on pathetic attempts at sexy gimmicks & anything that will shock. The VMA show is evidence enough.

    Sinead has simply to stand & sing, & move people to tears. Be proud, Sinead. You’re the real thing. Miley is a whiny little poser, & cannot affect what you have done in music. It would be nice if she would fade out now, but that’s unlikely, as the record-buying masses have very little taste or discernment.

    This “feud” looks like an annoying little gnat pestering a marble statue. All right, I’m off to listen to some Sinead & cleanse the palate.

  79. Thiajoka says:

    Sinead just wanted a fight and got one. As usual, when someone fights back, dares to challenge her, she goes overboard. I like what Amanda Palmer said in HER open letter to Sinead (Oh, boy!) prior to Miley’s tweets about Sinead and then Sinead’s second open letter to Miley wherein litigation is mentioned. If only Courtney Love could somehow get involved, I’d be in hog heaven.

    http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20131003/

  80. WendyNerd says:

    Miley’s just a twerking monkey.

  81. Leila in Wunderland says:

    Ugh. I’ve read the post and the first few comments here. I can’t stand how Sinead O’Connor is being portrayed as the innocent party who was just giving ‘heartfelt’, ‘respectful’ advice. The truth of the matter is that Her letters ARE examples of slut-shaming, and the first letter even contained some rape apologism. The fact that most people are ok with that and applauding that shows just how accustomed we all are to this slut-shaming society that always seeks to blame women for rape. Sinead’s message is FAR more damaging to young women than any skin Miley has ever shown or any outfit that she has ever worn.

    Men ARE NOT some dumb, untamed animals who can’t help but rape women when they see skin. Women’s clothing choices HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RAPE. Rape is a problem that has existed for thousands of years, all over the world, in eras and societies where women dressed modestly, and in times and places where they didn’t. There are women in hijabs being raped. There are women in burkas being raped. There are women in long, conservative, Little House on the Prairie-style clothes being raped. There are women in t-shirts, jeans, and sweats being raped. And there are women in sexy clothes being raped. Modesty has nothing to do with it.

    Furthermore, our bodies ARE NOT LIABILITIES. I’m sick and tired of this idea that by posing naked or wearing revealing clothes, women are destroying society and corrupting innocent little children. I’m sick and tired of the widespread policing and scarlet-lettering of women’s clothing choices on this planet- whether they’re in the entertainment industry, just regular American people like me, or women in other countries. And I’m sick of people blaming nudity or clothing choices of women for rape.

    When was the last time you ever heard of male celebrities being labeled ‘exploited prostitutes’ and ‘bad role models’ because they posed topless, in their underwear, or nude? When was the last time someone wrote a public letter like this to a male celebrity for that? The answer to both questions is never. Because when men show the skin, it’s ok. But if a woman does it, she is always either an exploited little victim of men, or she’s a ‘whore’ endangering other females. And it’s not just Miley. These things have been said about Rihanna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Pink, and just about every female who has worn ‘revealing’ clothes or posed nude. That is why what Sinead O’Connor said can accurately be called slut-shaming.

    Here’s a thought: Maybe not every woman sees nudity/semi-nudity as exploitation or victimization. Maybe some of us really do like nudity, dislike the way that it’s seen as taboo, and want to be able to wear whatever we choose depending on what mood we’re in, whether it’s conservative, risqué, or anything in between. In some situations nudity or sexy photos can be exploitation- if the subject is really young, or if they don’t really want to do it and are just doing it because they’re getting paid, or because someone coerced them to do it. And there’s definitely an unequalness to it in the media: women are shown naked, semi-nude, and in their underwear more often than men, and that I have a problem with. But that doesn’t mean that EVERY woman who poses naked, semi-nude, or in her underwear is either an exploited little victim who doesn’t know what she wants, or a whore and a ‘bad role model.’

    To some women, posing in a revealing way would feel like exploitation. To other women, it would feel empowering because they like nudity, they want to be able to wear whatever they want, and they feel that society’s slut-shaming, pearl-clutching ways are BS. Both stances are valid and should be respected within feminism, not dismissed.

    It’s true that our sex appeal is not our worth. The unequal nudity in Hollywood, combined with the body standards and the cruel ways that people enforce them, defintitely can send the message that our sexiness or attractiveness has some bearing on our worth. However, sometimes in our desires to fight that patriarchal message, we unintentionally end up sending another patriarchal message: that women’s bodies are liabilities, that women are incapable of making their own decisions, and that women who take naked photos or who dress a certain way are whores.

    And Miley doesn’t get a pass for what she tweeted either. Now, if Sinead O’Connor had publicly slut-shamed me, I definitely would have responded, and there would have definitely been a little snark in my reply. But Miley’s response was immature, insensitive, and problematic. It’s not ok to make fun of mental illness- we already have enough stigmatization of the mentally ill in our society. Miley’s reply was completely inappropriate, off-topic, and it was bullying. Because of that, I’m not so sure that I even like this girl anymore. Initially I liked her because she was nice, she was/is interesting, she does what she wants, and I felt/feel bad for her. But that was just downright bitchy. She owes Sinead an apology, and she owes the public an apology for bullying the mentally ill. In case Miley doesn’t remember, her friend, Demi Lovato, has struggled with mental illness.

    Both of these women said problematic things. Both of them are in the wrong. And it’s sad that most people don’t see that.

    End rant.

    • Ennie says:

      I had to LoL and stop reading when I got to “women’s clothing choices”. When I am seeing a Terry Richardson shoot… No words, to me the message is clear, other shoots have been tamer, but he is a sick person who gets too mainstrean and too much promotion.
      I wonder about what Sinead said. How much in this pics is she being “herself” and how much is she being used and pimped?
      I bet Miley has no idea, but she IS being used. This is practically degrading, done for attention.

    • Merritt says:

      Both of them are wrong. Miley is jackass and it is clear she doesn’t care how offensive her behavior is.

      Slut shaming is always wrong and Sinead never should have gone there. What you wear or don’t wear has nothing to do with rape. Rape is a crime of power, control, and humiliation.

      I think it is fair to point out that what Miley is doing is not about sexual empowerment. She is claiming that, but it is clear it is about shedding the Disney image and getting attention. Miley is not projecting ownership of her sexuality. Everything she is doing is textbook and for the male gaze.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      @Leila-Look, I get where you’re coming from, I really do and I appreciate your comment. I especially appreciate you pointing out where Sinead used rape to shame Miley-I hadn’t picked up on that.

      …but like a lot of other who are harping on the (supposed) slut-shaming aspect, I think mostly, you’re just giving Miley way too much credit.

      Miley’s performance at the VMAs and the image she continues to perpetuate is not shocking nor is it exploring any taboo. Nothing she is doing is gripping or inspirational and she’s not advancing any new feminist message. It’s all regurgitated, boring, one-dimensional nonsense that has been done a million times before, by women who were more sexually-assertive and more convincing in their sensuality.

      Let me ask you this: How many pop artists do things similar to what Miley does and how often do they face the backlash that Miley has?
      I stand by my comment above that this is more about Miley herself, and not an indictment of female pop stars’ right to dress provocatively.

      I support Miley’s right to dress half-naked if she so choses, but bring SOMETHING else, something NEW to the table. Bring some talent, some intelligence, some passion, anything…
      In order to effectively sell a sexy image, you need to have a foundation upon which to build that image-a certain fortitude and confidence, a fierce inner strength, some damn MYSTIQUE.
      The one-dimensionality of the image Miley projects reads as completely manufactured and most smart women see through that. She is devoid of any genuine depth or emotion and I think her responses to Sinead illustrate that.

      Miley wants to be famous, period-she is simply NOT some feminist trailblazer.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Sometimes a slut is a slut and she acts like one.

      As for shaming, the problem is that Miley has no natural sense of shame. Shaming by the community is a powerful tool. It’s about time someone called her out and with such strength. Sinead’s words are the real power here. The world needs more voices like hers.

      Sure, Miley has the freedom to act like a slut, but don’t try to pretend it’s anything but.

      • Leila in Wunderland says:

        @Maventhefirst: Clearly all of the reasons why calling someone a slut is WRONG have completely eluded you, either because you’ve been influenced by some conservative, Rush Limbaugh/ Westboro Baptist church ideas about sex and the body, or because you haven’t done enough reading about slut-shaming and don’t see it’s destructive impact on society. I challenge you to read 2 books: What You Really Really Really Want, by Jaclyn Freidman, and The Caged Virgin, by Ayan Hirsi Ali. Maybe then you will understand why it’s not ok to call someone a slut, no matter how much skin they’ve shown or how much sex they have had. Be sure to do the exercises in the first book. I’m sure you’ll benefit greatly.

      • Leila in Wunderland says:

        It’s clear that you don’t understand why it’s not ok to call people sluts, no matter how much skin they’ve shown or how much sex they’ve had. Either because you’ve been influenced by the right’s ideas about sex and the body, or because you just don’t know why slut-shaming is bad. I challenge you to read three books: What You Really Really Want, by Jaclyn Freidman, and The Caged virgin, by Ayan Hirsi Ali, and virgin: the untouched history, by Hanne Blank. I think you’ll benefit greatly.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        @Leila,

        Actually, I despise the word but it seems to be common coinage in comments so I used it. As for the rest of your response, I didn’t get past the ad hominems and the preachiness. Not terribly persuasive, in effect.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Leila, as a feminist, you should not be so condescending to other women. And, out of curiousity, what do you call the kind of shaming Miley is doing to Sinead and Amanda Bynes about their struggles with mental illness and their pasts? I don’t care if a woman is a stripper or a doctor- my supervisor at work used stripping to get through school and worked her a– off to get where she is- but not liking Miley’s attitude or presentation or hypocrisy (she has always claimed she doesn’t need to use her body to sell music, like other, lesser female counterparts) does not equal slut shaming or female misogyny.

    • malina says:

      “When was the last time you ever heard of male celebrities being labeled ‘exploited prostitutes’ and ‘bad role models’ because they posed topless, in their underwear, or nude? When was the last time someone wrote a public letter like this to a male celebrity for that? The answer to both questions is never.”

      The answer to your question above is, sadly, men in showbusiness rarely ever pose in similar fashion. I, for one, have never seen any male celebrity doing anything like this. They don’t even constitute a fraction of how many women do it. That is simply why. I think you know it, you yourself mention ‘the unequal nudity in Hollywood’. If men want to express their sexuality they will have women similar to Miley posing around them, unfortunately…

      • lulu1 says:

        EXACTLY MY POINT!
        I have no problem with nudity or beauty or art: the human body is an amazing thing. But fashion is usually a way of distorting the natural form of the body, whether by accentuating something or diminishing it…and more often or not women have borne the brunt of these modifications.
        So Kanye can wear silly baggy pants (yes, I know it’s an opinion) and a skirty dress thing…but Kim has to have her face changed, her boobs, butt and lips enlarged etc, and wear skintight clothes currently with cutouts in order to expose these things. Kanye’s clothes cover him up – hers expose her. Can you imagine Kanye with a cutout space for an enlarged d***? Either Kanye does it too, or IT’S NOT ABOUT CHOICE – it’s about an inherent inability to accept the female form.
        This why I would respect Miley standing naked under a simple light on stage if she wants to promote a certain aesthetic, or fight for the beauty of the body…but she is making this about sex not nudity, and (if we have gay women on here I would correct me if I am wrong) she is appealing to a very male vision of female sexuality.

    • Kiddo says:

      @Leila in Wunderland
      You have some fine points in there that may have swayed some opinions that I had yesterday regarding portions of Sinead’s letter.

      Although, truthfully, I detest the term “slut-shaming”. No one really said a word about Miley’s actual sexual activity. Further “slut” is a pejorative, so it seems silly to call someone a name and then characterize the second person for their opinion as a shamer of the first person, who was tagged with a derogatory word to begin with, (and yes I understand the “reclaiming aspect”, but if we are brutally honest, when slut is not used in jest, it’s intended to be hurtful). I wish that term would die a rapid death.

      I actually had no problem with the VMA performance, although not very good, at least it symbolized flipping the bird at Disney. Got it.

      I agree with your assessment that feeling exploited is a personal experience, but within the context of these images being produced by Terry Richardson, it is cringe-worthy. No charges were filed against him, mostly it seems, as people have explained, out of fear of job security and a host of other issues, including shame. Search Jezebel, the site that auto-generates “slut shaming” on a minute by minute basis, and you will find women who allege that they were, indeed, exploited by Richardson. To say that using his images empowers Miley, or other women, is patently absurd. It’s relative to a young male child star saying that spending time with Sandusky is empowering for himself by being gawked at by Sandusky, so by extension, it’s empowering for all little boys. Yes, some people were probably into sleeping with Richardson and some might think he is a genius, but it doesn’t cancel out others who felt harmed. BTW, Richardson insists that all of the stories were made up. Maybe people lied. But all the people only had an ax to grind?

      None the less, to each his own, but let’s not pretend that Richardson, especially in those shots, intends art. Unless the art is elevating the objectification of women and those who allege they were treated as if being undressed was a bonafide reason for Richardson to insist they engage in sex acts, for their careers. Again, allegations only, but there was no money gained by coming forward to offer those claims.

      And even if he is only a “symbol” of predatory behavior, how does that empower anyone?

    • Londerland says:

      I agree there are troubling elements in Sinead’s original letter, in terms of casting Miley and young women generally as the easily-led sexual playthings of the men of the music biz, without agency in terms of how they present themselves; and in terms of the “your body is precious” womanhood-on-a-pedestal attitude that IS, as you say, as damaging and limiting to women as any amount of allegedly “slutty” behaviour.

      Sinead (much as I admire her) has long been a troubled person with a lot of issues, and I think she projects an awful lot, so that it is hard for her to see past her own painful experience and imagine that Miley might be gleefully choreographing her own “exploitation”. I’ve long thought that, whatever the artistic value [stifles giggle] of Miley’s current “act”, at least she seems to know what she’s doing, which is “getting the maximum amount of attention for the least amount of actual effort”. For her, controversy has worked, at least up until she started mocking the mentally ill, which is indefensible.

      For me, though, the overall point of Sinead’s original letter outweighs the slut-shaming aspects of it – the point being that the music industry does not care about the well-being of young women like Miley Cyrus, and is happy to use them, make money off them and their sexuality, and won’t give a single shit about her when the novelty wears off and the money dries up, so maybe she ought to protect herself, surround herself with people who care about her (as opposed to what she can contribute to their bank account) and concentrate on career longevity based on her talent. As I said upthread somewhere, I don’t have a problem with her using her sexuality, I just wish people didn’t act like hypersexual presentation was the ONLY option available.

      It’s incredibly difficult to parse the situation when trying to determine how much in control Cyrus (or any woman) is in charge of her own sexuality – yes, a woman absolutely has (or should have) the freedom to act and dress in a sexual way without being judged slutty or regarded as inviting sexual assault. A woman’s body is her own, not public property.

      But when we have a culture that judges women so overwhelmingly on their bodies and their sexual desirability, and (rather than celebrating variety) commodifies their insecurity in order to sell clothes/makeup/magazines, it’s hard to say exactly how much of a young woman’s desire to present herself in a highly sexualised fashion is truly her own choice, and how much is the result of subconsciously responding to social pressure – wanting to please, wanting to be found desirable, wanting to be edgy and adult, wanting to outdo everyone else…how do we even begin to disentangle the real reasons for the choices we make? We can’t. So I guess the best thing we can do is support each other in the right to make those choices.

    • Gretchen says:

      @ Leila
      While I totally agree with your point about some of the problematic aspects of O’Connor’s response (the rape apologism was particularly disturbing), I’m still leaning generally more to her ‘side’ on this issue. Mostly because rather than Cyrus taking the opportunity to highlight the problematic points of O’Connor’s letter, or reply with any nuance, she instead decides to mock mental illness.

      It reminds me of the way Cyrus, after being asked about the issue of using black women as props/the racism in her VMA performance, stated something along the lines of ‘it wasn’t racist, the girls were just grateful to be up on stage with me and not dancing in the club’, with absolutely no awareness as to what this alleged ‘gratitude’ says about opportunities for women of colour in the entertainment industry, and choice versus coercion when faced with significant professional and financial opportunities etc. She just makes it about her, with so little insight into the social forces at work in the world.

      Then there was how she responded to the general backlash of the overt sexuality displayed in the performance (which I do not find problematic in and of itself) that people were “over thinking it”. Which is pretty belittling; just because she chooses not to think about the social messages her performance invoked/perpetuated, doesn’t mean it is incorrect for others to do so…they’re just picking up her slack.

      Ultimately, while i know that the responses of many of Miley’s detractors are not problem free (re sexism, slut-shaming, rape apologism), at least they are trying to have that conversation, you know? At least people like O’Connor are trying to speak about social issues bigger than themselves, albeit imperfectly, and all Miley can do is respond with infantile bullying.

      If there is anything I can’t stand it’s wilful ignorance, and that seems to be pretty much the constant state that Cyrus operates in. Intent isn’t magic, and if she wants to continue in her ignorance about the problematic aspects of her performance style, she better get used to being called out and find a better way of responding.

      Edited to add: oh and it was REALLY stupid of Miley to use a photo of Sinead ripping up a picture of the Pope as some sort of negative example of her behaviour. O’Connor was spot-on to use her fame to highlight the prevalence of sexual abuse in the church and embarrass the Vatican for protecting its pedophile priests.

    • Katia says:

      Leila,
      My own two cents…

      No, of course there is nothing wrong with a woman wanting to look or feel sexy, famous or not. We’d all be lying if we said we didn’t like feeling sexy sometimes, right? Being comfortable with your sexuality is a good thing.

      But where is the line between wanting to look or feel sexy and going “too far” with it? In the Wrecking Ball video, Miley is licking the sledgehammer as though she’s simulating oral sex. What’s next? What if she were to take a picture of herself masterbating and post it online? What if she “leaks” a sex tape? The line regarding what’s “too far” versus what’s simply enjoying being sexual is going to be different for all of us. But ask yourself– if you had a daughter, famous or not, would you want her doing any of those things? If the answer is no, or even if you hesitate, it’s because they bother you on some level.

    • Side-Eye says:

      This whole whining and complaining about the non-existent “slut-shaming” directed towards Miley is really boring and tired.

    • bijlee says:

      …yeah the first few comments on this post are dealing exclusively with what a disgusting pig terry richardson is. sorry love. your idol is not doing anything but objectifying and exploiting herself. I need/want her to stop. Because the day (AND I HOPE THAT DAY COMES SOON) that scumbag lands in jail for his disgusting, atrocious, and vile behavior. The type of behavior YOU are very much against for that matter, then Miley WILL highly regret having had any association with that man. Please Miley for f-ks sake STOP ASSOCIATING YOURSELF WITH TERRY RICHARDSON THE GUY IS A F-KING CREEP!!!!!!!!!

    • moon says:

      Leila, I see your point but you’re going off topic. It’s one thing if Miley is doing all this with the intent of showing it’s okay to be comfortable with your body – but she’s doing this in an overtly sexualised way. Her intentions are clearly not to promote feminism whatsoever, it’s SEX SELLS.

    • Leila in Wunderland says:

      Wow, I’ve never gotten so many replies before! :)

      Some of you don’t see why I said that Sinead’s letters seemed to come off as slut-shaming and promoting rape apologism. Slut-shaming is not just calling a woman a slut for having sex. It applies to clothing and dance moves as well.

      Any time a person or group of people imply that a female’s worth, respectability, self-respect, or overall ‘goodness’ is determined by the skin she shows, the way she moves her body, the number of sex partners she has had, her age when she began experimenting with sex, whether or not she waited until marriage, or whether she has had casual sex, that is slut-shaming. Any time you imply that a woman is somehow ‘bad’ or a danger to the safety of herself and other females because of nudity, revealing clothes, etc., that is slut-shaming and it also smacks of rape apologism. Female safety has nothing to do with skin that is or isn’t being shown. And of course, we all know that it is slut-shaming when a person uses terms like prostitute, whore, slut, tramp, etc. to condemn and police women’s clothing and sexual choices.

      Here are the parts of Sinead’s letters to Miley that read the most like slut-shaming and perpetuating rape culture:

      “Yes, I’m suggesting that you don’t care for yourself… You out to 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…you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you… its sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in the future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself… 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… I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century would behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner as to send the signal to young women that it is ok to act like prostitutes…”

      I definitely don’t think that Miley is a feminist trailblazer. To tell you the truth, she comes off as uneducated and ignorant to me, so I’d be shocked if she even knew what feminism is. But I also don’t think that her most recent antics are really an attempt to be some sexually arousing, seductive siren either- save for a few of her photos. I think it’s about her just trying to be this edgy artist who everyone is talking about, and I also think that her antics are an attempt to figuratively ‘moon’ all of the people who have been calling her a slut and telling her to be a sexually modest and pure Disney girl over the years.

      And yes, this has happened to other female artists besides Miley Cyrus. The one who I most remember this sort of thing happening with is Christina Aguilera. Yes, Christina is FAR more talented than Miley, and smarter too. But with her it was the same thing. It seems like whenever a female pop star CHOOSES to pose nude or wear wild, revealing, or sexy costumes, it’s ‘oh she’s a white trash slut. She’s a bad role model. She’s corrupting the children. she’s being exploited.” Even when these grown women have spoken out articulately and thoughtfully about their views on nudity and sexuality- as some of them have- their opinions are dismissed.

      If you look back at old posts even on this site, you’ll see that Miley isn’t the only female celebrity who this applies to. You can find Christina, Madonna, Rihanna, and Beyoncé getting the exploited victim/corrupting whore treatment too. So no, I don’t think that it’s just a Miley issue. And I don’t think it’s just a celebrity issue either. There’s just this deep-seated need society has to tell women what they can and can’t wear, what kind of photos they can and can’t take, what kind of dance moves they can and can’t do, etc., and if they break the ‘rules’ they are instantly poor little victims or dangerous skanks. We have had many incidents over the past few years of everyday women and girls being slut-shamed. And that’s just in America. Don’t even get me started on what’s been going on in places like Tunisia, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia with this issue.

      Somebody asked me if I had a daughter, would I be ok with her posing nude. Yes, I would be ok with that, depending on her age and her reasons for doing it.

      Oh, and to Skyler and Side-eye: I’m very, very sorry that you don’t like me talking about slut-shaming. >Sob!< :(

      When people say things publicly on the internet that can be read by others- whether it's Miley Cyrus making fun of the mentally ill, Sinead O'Connor slut-shaming and implying that female skin-bearing is dangerous to all women 'because there are animals out there', some commenter calling people sluts, or any other problematic thing that a person can say on the web, there's a good chance that someone will come along to discuss why what was said was problematic.

      • skyler10 says:

        I just don’t understand why you take what people say about a celebrity you don’t know so personally. So what if we think she dresses and behaves trashy. What is the big deal to you? You aren’t going to change anyone’s opinion by writing a loooooong dissertation on a GOSSIP SITE. You must have a lot of time to think about this. Try volunteering at a woman’s shelter or something constructive, hmm?

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Jeez, Skylar10, way to be dismissive of someone who gives a shit. Leila in Wunderland has the the courage of her convictions. What do you have? You have insults.

        “You aren’t going to change anyone’s opinion”, au contraire Skylar. Leila not only changes others’ opinions, she often changes her OWN mind in response to someone else’s thoughtful post. As odd and unfamiliar as it may seem to you, a lot of us here exchange ideas FOR FUN. Not to say you don’t possess fleshed out arguments and opinions, it’s just there’s scant evidence of that with your uncalled for putdown.

        As you aptly observed, this IS a gossip site whose motto just so happens to be ‘Escapism Can Be Smart’. (Hint: It’s right under the title of Celebitchy.)

      • Leila in Wunderland says:

        @Skyler10: Because when it’s something as serious as slut-shaming, homophobia, or racism, to me it doesn’t matter that they’re ‘just celebrities’ or that this is ‘just the internet’. It’s still a part of society, and these attitudes and issues effect real people.

      • Butterfly J says:

        When reading your posts, the main point I noted is that you are projecting your interpretation on others’ opinions. In fairness, it might be good to acknowledge that expressing concern that someone (Miley) is being exploited, whether willingly or unwittingly, is not equivalent to “slut shaming”… which, incidentally is a meaningless, perjurative, term. The overwhelming opinion on this board is that Miley’s behaviour is disturbing. Maybe that could provode food for your consideration, rather than asserting that everyone else is missing the point and slut shaming.

      • Seen says:

        Leila : maybe limit the word count a bit. You do come off as preachy and waaaaay too serious for this venue… Maybe start a blog and just post a link.

  82. Merritt says:

    Does anyone actually find this image that Miley is promoting sexy? Because she looks gross and drugged out to me.

    She doesn’t look badass, she just looks sad.

  83. nemo says:

    Miley’s a narcissist and a spoiled brat. the end.

  84. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She is worse than the Kardashians and Paris Hilton – so rude to Sinead – please ban her.

  85. Aurelia says:

    Even uncle terry’s house looks creepy and porny.

  86. sunny says:

    She is very unstable. It’s sad. What family would let their daughter pose for Terry Richards (20 years old or not loves ones should have some influence on her life decisions)? And how in the world is get considered an important artist? Someone, come and get your child before she does herself (and the adoring youthful fans, which she most certainly has) any more harm.

  87. I Choose Me says:

    Oh God, I was pretty much over Miley and her sh*tty attitude and her in-your-face tryhardness but I thought eh, it’s a pop star phase, it’ll pass. But her response to Sinead is just so tacky and rude and so friggin ignorant that I want to smack some sense into her Molly addled pea brain.

    And those photos. Ugh! WHY OH WHY? do so many celebs endorse the POS that is Terry Richardson.

  88. d says:

    Nudity or semi-nudity in and of itself isn’t wrong, nor is it being questioned by Sinead. Being comfortable with one’s sexuality isn’t wrong, nor was that being questioned either.

    What’s at question is how all of that is being used to further a career.

    What’s at stake is how all of that has an impact on one’s sense of self, identity, and sexuality, and in fact, on long-term career.

    Some people think it’s fine to use one’s sexuality or their sexual images and persona to further their career. Others don’t.

    Who is right seems to be largely subjective.

    I’m wondering if those who object to Sinead’s letter are mostly of a younger generation. As one of the oldies, Miley and her suppporters seem to reflect the attitude of the younger generation that doesn’t get that they are not always a special snowflake, and that just because they really want something, doesn’t make it right.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Spot on! I so agree! Kudos.

    • Ennie says:

      Like someone said upthread, this younger generation has grown up with the internet and cellphones, many of them have seen and shared porn of the worst kind. ( i am a teacher, and I know that many parents do not know this about their angelical children). They are curious, but many times they end up with the worst things in their screens, things that really are too much for them.
      Miley’s need to shock makes her to try to go beyond the common nudity or suggestion of sex of videos.
      We have been bombarded with Richardson’s imagery of her. He only needs to release the pics where he is F…. Ing her. That is just the extra ingredient in the trashy MC mess that is missing.
      Classy nudist she is not.

  89. Bread and Circuses says:

    Terry Richardson is really a one-trick pony, isn’t he? He’s got nothing new up his flannel sleeves.

  90. Hakura says:

    @Carrie – If self respect & a little wisdom from life experiences (at any age) qualifies us as ‘old biddies’, then I’m sure everyone here will happily accept the title.

    Miley has insulted people who are struggling with mental illness. Period. I could care less, anymore, what she decides to do with her body or own well being.

    A little advice from an ‘old biddie’? Try not to sink to her level & insult a group of people you know nothing about, or you’ll simply be regarded as a troll/Miley fanatic. Or else, hopefully, you go back to your usual of not commenting.

  91. Katia says:

    Carrie,
    For me personally, it’s not just the photos that are disturbing. Something is just not right with this girl. She seems out of control in some way. I don’t know if it’s the drugs, the lack of parenting, too much fame and money at a young age, or what. When she gives interviews, she comes across as clueless and idiotic. All of this together leaves you with the impression that she’s a train wreck in the making.

  92. umyeah says:

    Her parents must be so proud. Selling their souls for money and fame. wonder how long until sex tape. So tired of these Disney and Nickelodeon girls trying to prove how grown up they are. Sigh. Such good role models.

  93. Amanda G says:

    I think Miley has some mental health issues too. It’s a cry for attention and for help. In any case, if her behavior really bothers people then don’t buy her damn music!

  94. silvia says:

    I only imagine, if the two youngest Kardashians tried to pull these antics, they would be bashed and slammed to death by myriads of people, yet it’s still tolerable for this trashy wannabe-singer??” The irony is, she doesn’t even have a hot, sensual curvy body she’s trying to present us with in these slutty shoots, any sane person sees a drugged pre- pubescent 12 years old boy with an accidental XX chromosome. Pathetic.

    • Hakura says:

      @silvia – Ugh, I was half asleep when I read your comment, & after an agonizing moment, decided to wake myself up enough to respond. I’m *totally* not trying to be insulting, so I do apologize if it comes across that way. My sleep addled brain will probably make it jumbled.

      Though I absolutely hate any phrase including the word ‘-shaming’, I felt your body description of Miley is ‘body-shaming’, by suggesting that just because she has small breasts & a narrow waist, she looks like a ‘pre-pubescent boy’, & lacks the ‘sensual curvy body’ you claim she’s trying to portray.

      You don’t have to be curvy to be hot/sensual/sexy as a woman. (Do I think she’s going about it the wrong way? Oh yeah.) But women of ALL body types are beautiful, & should be able to be considered sexy, even if they don’t have large breasts or a shapely behind. (Especially seeing as that assumption, pushed hard by society at every turn, has caused the explosion of breast & butt implants in women of all ages & body types).

      I’m not saying you meant for it to come off like that, & I agree that she isn’t creating a ‘sexy’ image in the least, but to me, it’s less because of her body than her attitude/approach. I totally commented previously that I found her butt unattractive, wrapped in latex & shoved in our faces during the VMA performance, as it was, & I totally own that. But I truly meant it in jest, & slight annoyance, purely because she had to expose it so completely & put it where we couldn’t avoid seeing it. =x

      • silvia says:

        Of course, I didn’t mean to criticize her body type or the fact whether she has narrow waist. I totally agree with you, that women of all shapes are beautiful. I only meant to comment on her attitude towards her own body – she’s trying to create this image of a vamp,hot femme fatale woman, however I really can not see it with her. The images are more disturbing than alluring. It strongly reminds me of child pornography simply because of her age,overall styling, the way she’s posing and acting.I certainly didn’t mean to slam her body, merely her body- image which she’s trying so desperately to sell.

    • Hakura says:

      @silvia – I apologize for that. When I went back & read your comment today while fully awake, I realized I wouldn’t have reacted the same way/taken it to mean the same thing.

      Truly, no offense intended. =) I was wrong in this case.

  95. babyroxy says:

    Miley doesn’t have time to write because she’s hosting SNL, but yet she had the time to go through all Sinade’s old tweets to compile that gross mocking reply???

    • Hakura says:

      @babyroxy – YES. & I heard someone above say she’d quoted the Tweets from an account that wasn’t even *actually* Sinead’s real account. (I have no idea *why*).

      Those posts were from years ago. How long would it take to dig through *all* that to find what she eventually tweeted? Someone on payroll do it? (I have a hard time understanding why someone would waste their time even *doing* that, let alone the horrible insult implied with it.)

  96. Mandy says:

    What a disgusting human being! I’m really starting to hate this girl.

  97. Kelly says:

    Miley is absolutely disgusting, inside and out. We should seriously just ignore her. She will go away.

  98. Ennie says:

    Definitions of prostitute, just for fun:
    Merriem -Webster
    1pros·ti·tute transitive verb ˈpräs-tə-ˌtüt, -ˌtyüt
    : to use (something valuable, such as talent) in a way that is not appropriate or respectable and especially to earn money
    pros·ti·tut·edpros·ti·tut·ing

    Full Definition of PROSTITUTE

    1
    : to offer indiscriminately for sexual intercourse especially for money
    2
    : to devote to corrupt or unworthy purposes : debase
    — pros·ti·tu·tor noun
    Examples of PROSTITUTE

    a writer who prostituted his talents by writing commercials

    Oxford:
    verb
    [with object]
    offer (someone, typically a woman) for sexual activity in exchange for payment:
    although she was paid £15 to join a man at his table, she never prostituted herself

    put (oneself or one’s talents) to an unworthy or corrupt use for personal or financial gain:
    his willingness to prostitute himself to the worst instincts of the electorate

    Miley, just like many others, is doing this “act” to shock, for attention, i do not think anyone thinks that she is this “true artist” and these antics come from her insides, as true art would be.
    And even acknowledging that, I still believe more that Rihanna has this craziness in her, as her clothing and her dancing come from herself, she rings more true to me. And as for gaga, I believe that she sometimes thinks that she is really an artist, that she is so self entitled that she sees her clownface and clothes and really thinks is art(sometimes).
    As for miley, she is like the Courtney Stodden of music IMO. She wants to be noticed regardless of what it takes (see what CS does). Not even bieber can compare (but he is kind of close)

  99. serena says:

    Ok enough of her. She became stupid and I won’t defend her anymore.
    I think Miley smoked her brain off.

  100. swack says:

    Miley, you are now one step away from porn. You are not doing yourself any favor by portraying yourself this way. You are sexualizing yourself not empowering yourself as a woman. Terry Richardson is a dirty old man who gets his rocks off by exploiting young women.

  101. TOPgirl says:

    At first I really liked Miley but as the weeks fly by, she’s becoming more and more out of control with exposing herself sexually. These pictures just did it for me, they look disgusting. It’s not like she’s aiming to become a playboy bunny or a porn star. For christsakes, she’s a singer.

  102. Ennie says:

    The avid fakeness and try-hardness of her “career” is too much for me not to comment.

  103. Christne says:

    Wow – I used to feel like sort of a (internal) Miley defender when I read this site. Now I am totally offended by her arrogance and ignorance.

  104. Jennifer12 says:

    I didn’t know intelligent debate was a bunch of old biddies acting shocked at an entitled brat. Very open minded of you. Miley is neither shocking nor original, but it’s quite disgusting how she blatantly panders to a young audience, then refuses to acknowledge that she does, then acts in a blatantly sexual way and uses sex to sell an image to these tweens, then says she doesn’t and also says she isn’t a role model. She says Sinead was what she modeled a look and video on, and then when Sinead wrote a thoughtful letter to her, she was vicious and demeaning. It’s not pearl clutching, it’s disgust at her hypocrisy and nastiness and stupidity.

  105. EmmaV1 says:

    I’ve been dreading this post, because I know the reaction on here will be “Omg Miley is a horrible human being for making fun of mentally ill people. Sinnead has true talent, she’s a legend. Her troubles in life should be forgotten and have no bearing on whether she’s in a position to give advice or not and everything she says is complete truth. She’s right to try to sue that terrible Miley! Omg Miley is so horrible. Hate Miley! Go Team Sinnead!
    In what way did Miley make fun of mentally ill people? She just pointed out, without twisting anything, that Sinnead has/had mental problems in the past and maybe now, and the point is, since Sinnead’s own life isn’t in the best of places, SInnead should worry about her own troubles rather than worry about Miley’s. Considering that Demi Lovato says Miley stayed by her side during Demi’s emotional/mental troubles and Britney says Miley is a friend, it seems very disgusting for people to suggest Miley was attacking mentally ill people.
    Also I get this site is super liberal, but Sinnead ripping up the picture of the pope was disgusting and if you’re old enough to remember back then, the general public didn’t buy Sinnead’s excuse that she was protesting against child rape. After all, Madonna surprisingly eloquently stated that Sinnead should have expressed her views more clearly and in a different manner, because who could tell that ripping up a picture of the pope meant she was against child rape by catholic priests? And then Sinnead has the nerve to say Madonna has no right to judge because Madonna is sexually provocative and Madonna was just “Jealous” of her for getting attention because Madonna is an attention w***e. So basically according to Sinnead Madonna’s views don’t count because she’s sexually provocative but here we are saying Sinnead’s views totally count despite her mental illness? By the way I’m not saying mentally ill people have no reason at all and are insignificant, but by Sinnead’s logic, her own viewpoints mean nothing.
    Also all this just shows how attention seeking Sinnead was and she wasn’t actually concerned about Miley. I mean it’s one thing to be a bad@ss and stand up for your viewpoints but Sinnead tried to gain sympathy after the pope thing by saying “please stop hurting me” and then 10 years later, goes “Hell yeah I wouldn’t change a thing. I would still rip up the pope’s picture.” Wow, she really stands strong behind her convictions. Again, I get this site dislikes religion, but you should imagine how offensive that was to religious people and then for people here to say it’s offensive of Miley toward’s mentally ill people? Same thing.
    Also, whatever you put on twitter becomes public domain/property of Twitter, so Sinnead has no legal right to sue Miley. The fact that she’s suing Miley is laughable.
    Also notice how Miley says she would rather talk to Sinnead in person. IF sinnead had really worried about Miley, she would have gotten into contact through their management rather than putting an open letter during a time when Sinnead KNOWS everybody hates miley and has negative feelings towards her.
    Also Sinnead complains Miley is bullying/mocking her? Well Sinnead basically called Miley a prostitute in her open letter and I don’t see Miley threatening legal action.
    I don’t like Miley nor approve, but I’m sick and tired that whenever someone goes up against a hated person, it doesn’t matter if the hated person was in the right/wrong, it’s just “WOOH TAKE THAT HATED PERSON DOWN A PEG.”
    Sinnead is no talent/legend. She will be forgotten along with Miley in 10 years and technically Sinnead has already been forgotten, so it’s laughable that people are saying “Sinnead has talent, MIley has none.”
    This is like the Justin Bieber attacked in Toronto nightclub for no reason and most people were like “Take that annoying twerp down a peg.” Um unprovoked assault is celebrated because it happened to Justin Bieber? And yet this site rightfully calls out people who say “Rihanna deserved to get beat” or stupid people that say “If you dress a certain way you deserve to get raped”
    Apparently yes, girls deserve to get raped and girls deserved to get beaten if we all hate them enough.
    Rant over, and let the criticism of my post and defense of the wise, talented, legend Sinnead begin.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I just see the whole making a comparison to a person who is mental ill (Amanda) is a low blow and tasteless. Why drag that girl into things when it’s between Miley and Sinead.

    • emmie_a says:

      Oh geesh. I can’t possibly see how bringing up someone’s mental health in a negative light as a defense to (perceived) criticism is an ok thing to do. First of all, keep in mind that mental health issues have a perceived negative stigma from the start. You can twist Miley’s response all you want but bottom line, she didn’t respond out of compassion or love or anything good. She did it to shame and mock two people with very serious issues. Call it what you want but I’ll call it what it is: Sick and wrong.

    • Jenni says:

      If Cyrus had tweeted a simple “Sinead f-off” I’d respect her for it. But she gets mean and the fact she tweets Sinead ripping up the Pope’s pic as a “slam”? is really an OLD school status quo mindset. Women get naked to be rebellious all the time, it’s no biggie. Sinead has actually gotten naked a time or two too, but it doesn’t define her rebellion, her rebellion is defined by something that took extreme courage and now, most respect her for speaking up to the Vatican. She was on the right side of history and ahead of her time.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      I suggest you re-read the letters back and forth a few more times, at least, and re evaluate your deductions.
      In what way is Miley mocking mental illness? Its pretty straight forward…….everyone knows Amanda has incurable Schitzophrenia…..she reposted Sinnaeds old tweets and said “another Amanda Bynes.” Thus nullifying anything Sinnade has to say because, you know, in her mind shes saying her obvious mental illness makes her opinion zero.
      Miley could have been gracious and simply said “Thank you for your concern Sinnade” even if she didnt agree with her. And the drama would have ended there. But no, she had to be small minded, vicious, and malicious. She is completely clueless and it will catch up to her. you dont treat musical legends like that that are older than you. Yes, Sinnade has issues and she has episodes…..she is still a talented icon. Miley is a commercial pipsqueek who needs to show proper respect.

    • Mia says:

      She tore up the Pope’s picture because there was a POPE APPROVED policy for decades that allowed pedophiles to be moved from congregation to congregation RAPING children. So who the hell cares about offending religious Catholic people, when she is talking about the head of Catholic Church EXPLICITLY sanctioning continuous child rape and abuse? What’s more important? Furthermore, how the hell are you so sure she wasn’t addressing Church sanctioned child abuse? She was subjected to it HERSELF in Ireland, by being thrown into a Catholic run Magdalene Laundry at age 14 where SHE was abused. Irish government policy allowed young women to be imprisoned, raped, and physically abused in these laundries until 1996! Your ignorance about this topic is absurd. Being liberal or disliking religion has nothing to do with supporting someone who speaks out about Church sanctioned abuse.

      • lulu1 says:

        Correct Mia.

        ‘Sinnead ripping up the picture of the pope was disgusting and if you’re old enough to remember back then, the general public didn’t buy Sinnead’s excuse that she was protesting against child rape. After all, Madonna surprisingly eloquently stated that Sinnead should have expressed her views more clearly and in a different manner, because who could tell that ripping up a picture of the pope meant she was against child rape by catholic priests?’

        How could anyone fail to understand the symbolism of tearing up the pope’s photo as an anti-paedophile action? And anyone who feels strongly about or has suffered as a result of the treatment of children at the hands of the Catholic church has a right to express their anti-Catholic views and to disrespect the Catholic church.
        I’m Irish. I was there. It has taken a very, very long time for the Catholics of Ireland to move from cruel dismissal of victims and denial of facts to acknowledgement, regret and shame.

        So tear away, anyone who wants to. I also have no problem with people tearing up photos of a pope who condoned Hitler (see the film ‘Amen’ by Costa Gavras).

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Exactly. And anyone who feels that what Sinead did with the Pope’s picture was the most god awful thing only makes me feel that they are dismissive towards the rape and molestation of children. Either that or they are incredibly misinformed. Miley mocking Sinead for it also makes me fully believe she has no care or concern for the children that were sexually tortured by those in religious power. This girl needs to be put in her place by bringing up the actual reason as to why she ripped the picture. Though I’m sure Miley only took it as Sinead trying to be a rebel.

  106. Jane says:

    Nothing like ending the week with some Miley going all Child Porn on us again. Seeing she is totally ignorant and full of it, she has no other means to express herself.

  107. Mylene - Montreal says:

    i read comment and people are the majority here .. We are the 99 % … I hope celebrity or people work for them read your blog miss … because i was never so much concern and disgusted by a “people event or news”

    Remember Britney Spears in 2007. The descent into hell … I was shocked .. but I am even more with this girl who is clearly ignorant and doing all that just to attention and it’s so negative! i’m I’m speechless. When this circus going to stop ? and why all this celebrity give there approbation to that ????? Evrybody have no problem to go nude on a magazine or a clip but when it is time to speak the truth …. there GONE ! suck a nasty world ! i<m happy to be poor and not popular !!!!

  108. Magsmarq says:

    Sinead O”Connor is an awesome advocate for women! Let’s talk about her, and if she has an album coming out, then I will certainly purchase it!

  109. Dommy Dearest says:

    Someone throw this girl into a volcano. Terry can go with her since I’m sure his hands will be attached to her bewbs or lady area. Both of them are disgusting. They should get together. He digs girls with no self-esteem and can give them all the love that comes with being a sexual predator.

  110. June says:

    Wow. Up until this point, I shrugged off most of her antics. But I am disgusted that she would stoop this low. I am officially not a fan, and hope she gets the backlash she deserves for trivializing mental illness.

  111. jellyfish says:

    These pictures are honestly gross. She looks drugged out of her mind.

  112. HK9 says:

    Although a very small part of me feels like Sinead’s letter is throwing pearls before swine,(because if Miley understood there would be no need for this) the rest of me knows exactly why she took the time to do this. After watching the demise of Lyndsay, Amanda, Britney and the lessons from her own experience, she knows that no one will say anything to seriously warn this girl. Let’s face facts, Whitney Huston, who was an incredibly gifted singer, died in a bathtub of an overdose. This is not a joke. So, Sinead has sent the clear & concise warning so unlike her predecessors, she can never, ever say, no one told me.

    Miley’s demise will either be epic & Shakespearian in it’s melodrama, or it will be your usual motel, accidental or not so accidental overdose scenario. Too many pills, too much alcohol, wasted talent, leaving a huge void in the lives of those who actually cared about her.

    She’s playing with drugs & sex like people play with exotic pets. Your pet lion is cute to play with now, but one day, when you least expect it, that really big cat that you thought was your best friend will eat you, leave you for dead and move on.

    If little Miss Miley wants to be a badass, here’s rule number one ~ Always know what time it is.

  113. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I have some inside knowledge on her “Mother” Tish.
    One of my sons first concerts was to Metrostation here in NYC. Mileys brother Trace was one of the members. We watched the concert and back in my day I used to sneak backstage and get autographes. So, to be a big hero in my sons eyes I said “Hey! Its not over yet! Whadda ya say we go find their bus and get some autograhes?” My son was flipping OUT with excitement.
    Let me tell you the singer of the band came out, shook my sons hand, signed everything and took a unch of photos with him. Traces behavior? Disgusting. You would have thought he was Mick Jagger the way he was too good to come out and say hello to his fans. One of the roadies took me aside and told me “you wouldnt believe what Trish Cyrus fills her kids head with. She is the stage mother from hell.” he also said that she makes them believe they are too good for everybody else, are more famous than anybody else and are entitled to be treated like the second coming. His words. He told me the other memebers of the band HATE her. Also, metrostation broke up because of Trace and his attitude problems. I am certain Mileys problems stem from her mother. Her father was correct in stating fame has ruined Miley but that what you get when you hand your gonads over to the shrew from hell.

  114. ImWithTheBand says:

    I will never comment on, or read, a Miley article after today. Her blatant and childish disrespect towards Sinead has crossed a line for me. For someone who is trying so hard to appear adult, she sure has made herself look like the immature brat that she is. The world would be a better place if the media stopped reporting on her and she could just fade away into oblivion. But I guess that’s Sinead’s point – Miley is a publicity whore and the adults around her enable her. Miley is on a downhill slide to mental illness with her heavy and blatant drug abuse and all those that cash in on her current status, will be out the door so freakin’ fast when it happens.

  115. princesslizabeth says:

    Ugh. Miley is every bit as obnoxious as Bieber…and is getting close to surpassing him. She needs to go away now.

  116. eliza says:

    I can’t wait for the first mug shot. Now that will be a photo shoot worth seeing. Predictions for first arrest? 3 months.

  117. aquarius64 says:

    Wouldn’t be great if Sinead made a surprise appearance on SNL, without Team Cyrus knowing she was coming? As Miley does her monologue, Sinead comes out and says, “ok, let’s have that talk”, or something like that. Talk about good television.

  118. The Wizz says:

    Whilst Miley obviously has major issues, and is probably just a bit mentally ill and self medicating herself, what the frig is it any business of Sinead’s? And does she realise these ongoing letters are making her look like she still is mentally ill.

  119. Adrien says:

    I can’t hate Miley. Making fun of Amanda Bynes is really low but she distracts us from other AWs, I’m grateful to her. AT least she’s aware everything is for attention. We could be talking about the latest Riri video but nah, we’re still talking about the VMA twerkgate. She made RiRi looked tryhard and a copycat even though Riri has the goods to properly twerk. Miley made Iggy Azalea seemed unoriginal. Everything is about Miley. She should be awarded a humanitarian award.

  120. Hakura says:

    Another thing about this that bothers me? The Amanda Bynes thing.

    I *know* during her decline, Amanda made a ‘comment’ on her Twitter about Miley being ‘ugly‘. She said that about *many* celebrities, during a time she was obviously struggling mentally. In June this year, she put up a Twitter comment about how Liam was ‘The most gorgeous man on Earth‘. (Apparently he & Amanda had a flirtation back in 2009, before he & Miley started dating – http://www.eonline.com/news/427162/amanda-bynes-and-liam-hemsworth-s-cozy-past-see-the-pic).

    I just can’t believe all that nonsense was enough for Miley to lower herself against someone suffering as much as Amanda obviously is right now. Amanda Bynes was a child star, with a career incredibly similar to Miley’s… Working from a young age (like Miley) into her teens & dealing with the same issues…

    Is there no consideration for one of very few who could truly understand what her childhood was like? Instead, she just attacks, & uses her as an ‘icon’ for ‘insanity’ because of the unfortunate ‘documentation’ the press did, as she became more & more plagued by her (now diagnosed) Schizophrenia/Bipolar Disorder.

    Miley & Amanda – http://breathecast.christianpost.com/data/images/full/14990/image.jpg?w=600

    I just… can’t, with Miley, anymore. She’s a bitch, pure & simple. No class, whatsoever.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I’ll be honest, Miley I dislike more than Chris Brown. Her antics and now this just makes me hate her to the point that I wish she’d disappear. I want everything taken away from her, the backlash against this to hit her hard. But I doubt it will, she’ll continue to walk around with her twelve year old boy body and horse teeth stuck high in the air. Hopefully one of those talons on her finger will attract a lightening bolt and her grills and jewelry will do nothing more than further increase conductivity.

      I generally dislike celebrities as a whole but she’s earned the same hate that the Kardashians have earned from me. She’s trash, the whole family is trash. Her parents are god awful and should never have been allowed to breed.

      • Hakura says:

        @Dommy – I love the accessory-as-a-lightening rod thing xD I’d never given that any thought. Can bet the concept of ‘grillz’ would take a hit.

        I’m with you, & I hate it that I could hate anyone more than Chris Brown (who is just a POS beyond any excuse). It didn’t have to be like this, & I don’t think she has any freaking clue how bad this will hurt her career. While I agree with you that it won’t destroy it completely, I do think the backlash will be felt by all designer-purses/wallets involved.

      • emmie_a says:

        I agree with everything you said!… My most hated *celebrity* is Kate Gosselin but Miley is now tied with her at the top (well, bottom really).

  121. Mia says:

    The most horrific thing about Miley’s asinine response to Sinead was her mocking her tearing up the Pope’s picture on SNL. She was drawing attention to the Catholic Church’s OFFICIAL POLICY of allowing pedophiles disguised as priests to CONTINIOUSLY RAPE INNOCENT CHILDREN. Sinead was subjected to Catholic Church sanctioned child abuse as well when she was forced to endure slave labor at a Magdalene Laundry. This is on top of the fact that she comes from Ireland, a country where the Catholicism’s backward edicts is still has an effect on public policy. Women have to leave the country to get abortions!

  122. Mia says:

    Every single one of Miley’s current spectacles has been formulated to only draw attention to HERSELF, her flat ass, and her stupid album. Sinead’s spectacle 20 years ago was formulated to call attention to a nefarious Vatican approved policy that left untold amounts of Catholic children RAPED and at risk of being RAPED. It was hardly being addressed in the mainstream media and damaged her career in the United States. I didn’t think it was possible to be even more disgusted with Miley then I already was for appropriating ratchet culture, but I have these burgeoning feelings of animosity and hatred for her that I am seriously struggling to control. I will never support this bitch in any capacity ever again.

  123. Evie Rose says:

    I’ve never had a problem with the new ‘wangsta’ version of Miley Cyrus. Or her nudity or ‘twerking’(is it technically ‘twerking’ since she doesn’t have an ass?) However publicly humiliating someone with a mental illness like she did with Sinead just goes to show what a truly shitty person she it. It was a low blow. She will eat her words one day, it’s only a matter of time. . . .

  124. xxzeon says:

    Love the pics….seriously…I don’t get what all the hoop-la is about! Miley is an adult and makes her own choices. I think the pics are tasteful and well done. Perhaps there are two many prudes looking on with “evil” eyes. Insofar as Terry Richardson is concerned….I think he is a master at capturing the raw and sometimes “juvenile” sexuality of his subjects. His work perfectly demonstrates the sexual standing of his subjects age at the time of the shoot. Haters need not look. An especially nice job with Miley!Excellent job!

    • CHANTAL says:

      Finally a man opinion! Me want titties! Listen, singers, especially this age, are not here for your visual pleasure but to actually sing

    • lulu1 says:

      Well, there you are!

      One ‘brave’ Terry Richardson fan!

      And yet there must be many more of you….but where?

      It’s pretty hard to see where his talent lies for me: badly framed, badly lit, unoriginal…uninspiring. There’s a whole generation of kids with smart phones and screen grabs doing exactly the same thing. He’s not worth the attention he is getting, but and the people who are buying his stuff now will be taking it down from its place of honour pretty quickly. There is nothing about his ‘art’ that will stand the test of time.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Actually, I’m surprised he isn’ t working for Hustler.

    • Maddie says:

      I’m certainly no prude and I don’t normally have much against Terry Richardson’s work (aside from finding it highly unoriginal) , but I really don’t like these pictures. It’s obvious by the childlike poses, the confused, lost, deer in the headlights expressions and the “taken in the basement cellar” quality of the pictures that they are intended to look exploitative and perhaps bring to mind child p0rn. Miley is being made to look like prey. Maybe it’s “art” but that doesn’t mean we have to like it.

  125. Mia says:

    Oh please trick. I’m in my 20′s and I’m disgusted by Miley making fun of mental illness and trivializing Sinead bringing attention to the Pope sanctioning child rape. I was also appalled at her racist appropriating of ratchet culture in order to look “edgy” and rebellious. So nice try, pretending that all the people who have a problem with this are old as opposed to just having some basic common sense and decency. Before I just thought she was a trying-too-hard phony. Now I think she’s a callous and mean spirited piece-of-sh*t. Not only did she make fun of Sinead, she made fun of another young woman in her 20′s who is STILL in the hospital trying to get a handle on her mental illness. You and Miley need to drink a big glass of shut the f*ck up, with a garnish of grow the f*ck up. Don’t ever speak for me as a young person again.

  126. CHANTAL says:

    I really did not want to be judgemental. I remember how over the top was Madonna at her prime and to me she was just this cool chick… BUT… mocking mental illness means only one thing, this girl is CRASS

  127. Tails says:

    Miley is just becoming so unbearable. I wonder when this post-Disney life crisis is going to end. Maybe Sinead’s letter was uncalled for, and it slut-shamed, but I think overall her heart was in the right place, and she just wanted to help. Up until this point I didn’t really mind Miley, but she’s really proven to be a rotten person. Can’t wait till Miley has her own breakdown.. Sinead will probably be right on that.

  128. Raflesia says:

    this girl is depressing in everything she does/says …

  129. JustLurking says:

    Again it is really disappointing and sad to see there are no positive role models for today’s young girls and women. I don’t know what is going on with these 18-22 year old young women they need to do things like what Miley is doing to get attention. I guess one’s voice and brains are no longer useful so they resort to “crotch wedgies”?

    • d says:

      Allow me to do my part in educating about positive role models for women in the entertainment industry: http://www.bifnaked.com/

      Also, the fact that it’s generally known as the entertainment INDUSTRY should say something. Miley is part of the industry, and not what I would call the creative artistic side with a message to tell part of making music. She isn’t really a singer only, rather she’s a pop star and to remain a pop star, she’s got to do a number of things to stay in the public eye, all following the “rules” as dictated by the industry.

      I don’t think it serves any purpose to call Miley names, or rather, that doesn’t lend any positives to the debate about her actions, questionable as they may be. Her BEHAVIOUR may be disgusting/reductive/childish/boring, etc., but SHE…she’s just a somewhat talented young woman whose head has gotten fat with fame. She LOVES the fame and attention, that’s what she’s wanted and what she’s been groomed for, and personally, I think it’s sad to see (not that she’s famous, but that displaying so much of her sexuality in so degrading/crass/vulgar a manner is so much a part of it, as it is for many young women like her).

      Miley may end up fine after all of this, I’m not too sure she’ll get any mental illness out of this, and she may grow from it eventually. We can’t really say. But to me, it’s this taste for fame at any cost is what’s troublesome.

      I concur with above comments regarding why Sinead tore the picture of the pope. I can’t believe people still have to explain that. She sacrificed her career and herself (I think the backlash was a major trigger for her problems) for the sake of the ABUSED CHILDREN BY THE CHURCH PRIESTS. And people are still, boohoo, she tore a picture of the pope. IT WAS ABOUT THE CHILDREN and for people who SUFFERED, truly suffered because of church policy. Well, as the pope is a LEADER of an organization, he was responsible for that organization’s actions, and like him or not, he shirked them. Sineard was calling him to account. It’s uncomfortable to think about and people don’t like thinking about it still, so kudos to Sinead for taking a stand, at the risk to her own self.

      Sad that after all this time, it seems like people still have trouble understanding the meaning of sacrifice, of being accountable for one’s behaviour and actions, and of being responsible.

  130. T. Fanty Fan says:

    Hopefully, someday, Miley will grow up and feel regret for her choices at this young age. All we can do is hope for mental maturity to kick in.

  131. Keke says:

    God, I really can’t describe how much hate this trashy bitch Miley. She is a such horrible, unfeeling, dirty bitch

  132. Jane says:

    Am I the only one refusing to watch SNL tonight? I wonder what they were thinking in hiring her for that gig. She has literally no filter and stands a chance at making an a$$ of herself at any given moment.

  133. Kiddo says:

    It’s not cool to make fun of someone with mental illness, but it’s equally uncool to wish that suffering on someone because they said or did something stupid.

  134. Naddie says:

    Well, I think she has passed the point of no return. She can’t even blame the age, since she’s 20 already.

  135. homegrrl says:

    I don’t think Terry’s photos are that odd. It’s just a style, remember those airbrushed early 80′s paintings? who was that? all the chicks were skinny with punk hair and lots of colorful make-up, they touched tongues. All druggy sexy. Whatever. This is just a trend that will become tired then retro. Who cares. I’m not that shocked by any level of sexuality. I grew up with Wendy 0, so nothing, nothings shocks.

    And sinead to make a point to call out miley? Miley’s music sux. All she has to offer is shock value because she is merely superficial style. She has no cool essence, so let it go. Ignore & it will go away. Sheesh sinead, live and let live.

    • Jayna says:

      Actually, both singles are good pop. Wrecking ball is a great song. She performed both on SNL last night and showed the haters she has strong vocals.

    • Aud says:

      Having a white background is a style?
      Okay. Still I don’t buy it. He is there because of those he rubs shoulders with or snorts with.
      There are so many other photographers with more talent than this old perv.
      Yeah, I’m a bit shocked that Sinead called out Miley. Then again, Sinead never did what she did to make headlines. The woman clearly admitted she has a mental health problem, whereas Miley is all for the headline.
      Miley is so messed up, this is only the beginning. After seeing what her brother looks like, I think Miley will head down the same path.

  136. Jane says:

    Annie Lennox has thrown her hat into the ring now. There’s a write-up on DM. Though she doesn’t mentioned Miley specifically, anyone with common sense can tell she is referring to Miley and Rhianna.

    • Christin says:

      I just read Annie’s take on this, and I also agree with most of what other older, wiser female celebrities have said lately. It is sheer stupidity on a 20-year-old’s part not to politely listen to what these women have to say. I hope they all stand firm on the message they are trying to get across.

      Miley is just one of several that have questionable talent yet have influence over impressionable youth.

      • Jane says:

        More older artists who actually are in the business for the MUSIC need to come forward and preach.

        @aud-I was thinking the same thing. In the 80s the music came first. Yes, there was sex, drugs and rock and roll, but the videos and performances were supporting the music, not taking the place of it with raunchy activities.

        Miley is so darn full or $*** right now that she has yet to have someone bring her down a few notches.

        I heard that Dolly Parton is her God Mother (Now I could be totally wrong so please don’t throw me to the lions), but that be the case, why in the h*** doesn’t she set this girl straight?

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      Thanks for the headsup, Jane!

      Their assumption seems to be that misogyny- utilised and displayed through oneself is totally fine, as long as you are the one creating it.”

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151886512349589&set=a.10150674901984589.419727.6216464588&type=1&theater

  137. Aud says:

    I miss the 80s…where most female singers/songwriters actually had talent.
    Now girls can only look forward to the tarty freak shows of Rihanna, Miley and Lady Gaga that comes complete with the take home message that girls can only be perceived as significant if they’re behave like ten dollar hookers [for want of a better term, because I'm sure that even ten dollar hookers have more self respect than the Mileys of this world].
    This guy Richardson is an untalented old pervert who knows the right people. Who knows how, maybe he snorts in the same company as the people who run the sideshow: designers, executives, etc.
    As for Miley. What she said about Sinead being ‘before’ Amanda Bynes was really bad taste. It’s never a good PR move to mock people suffering with mental illnesses.

  138. LaurieH says:

    She’s just garbage and she has no talent. Talent has long stopped being a prerequisite to fame and fortune. Clearly, Miley’s ego didn’t get the memo. Her only fans are those who are equally self-loathing, who are equally desperate for attention and approval and who routinely confuse self-adoration with self-respect. Art imitates life and to the extent that Miley is an “artist”, it’s merely as a depiction of a dead soul encased in living flesh.

  139. lettylynton says:

    I remember reading an article that said when Miley was 16 she had enough money to quit working and retire forever. Sigh. If only.

  140. magpie says:

    I heard she was good on snl. Snl sucks and aparently this one one of the better ones in recent times.

  141. JaNIL says:

    Why does she always stick her tongue out like that? What is the purpose?

  142. Theresa says:

    Everyone gets it, few are advocating, defending or championing Miley’s behaviour or current attention-seeking phase. The only thing is, the outrage and fall-out that is lighting up the internet is just proving those in the “business” that sex sells, controversy sells, exploitation works and the more provocative the imagery, the more polarizing the action, the better.

    This is not the chicken and egg issue. It is very obvious, with the diminishing moral code of what is acceptable and within boundaries, that we are in for way more like Miley, and it isn’t just going to be on the cover of a magazine, it is going to be in your backyard.

    I am a grown woman, with a 15 year old daughter. I am friends with a few teenaged girls on facebook. I see the waterfall affect of girls’ esteem being measured by the rating of their selfies. People have always wanted attention, good is better, but sometimes you will take what you can get. It’s always been this way. However, as much as we used to fantasize or project ourselves on to our movie/music/TV idols, there was little chance to experience their euphoria of celebrity. Innocence tended to prevail.

    Until now.

    Now with the advent of social media, uploading personal stuff to youtube, or whatever digital media you choose, you can now grab a piece of that show biz pie. Except that with so many people competing for attention, the “old-fashioned” ways are not enough. People won’t talk about you for long, or even at all, with just a pretty face. Nowadays, if you aren’t showing more than the next, being more outrageous than the last, then you are late for the bus.

    This isn’t going anywhere but down. There is no end to what will happen. Miley will be on dancing with the hasbeens in a couple of years, replaced by some other commodity who is as willing if not more to push the boundaries that are already so far out there as to be almost indistinguishable.

    So ladies, especially those with young women. Spend less time being outraged with the runaway train that is today’s media stars and make sure you prepare your women for the future. The more you equip your offspring with confidence, esteem, self-possession and perspective, the more likely that the clownish antics of desperate celebrities will be understood and ignored. It’s all about priorities. And we little people should be grateful that our financial and emotional security is not dependent on whether or not people care if our tongues are in or out.

    I know I am.

  143. Sara says:

    Its very obvious she does not care about how her image or how much in little outfits (as the public) we see of her. I do not support her retweeting, Amanda Bynes or Sinead’s problems, obviously that’s a issue no one should make comments on, like Miley has. I have no problem with Terry Richardson photos. I’m not sure why they come at such a shock. He always does photos like these. They are on his website,with many other celebs half naked as well. Its interesting to me that this website blur’s out a lot of the ‘creepy photos’ when she isn’t even actually showing her vagina, or any body part that should be blurred.