Sinead O'Connor lashes out at Simon Cowell: He 'murdered music'
Nothing compares 2 feuds.
Earlier this week, Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor made headlines with a series of scathing open letters to Miley Cyrus — which culminated in a threat to take legal action. Shortly after writing that third letter, O’Connor set upon two more targets: Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, Cowell’s fellow judge on the UK version of The X Factor.
“I feel sorry for the murder of music and rock ‘n’ roll, which has happened because of the industry,” O’Connor said Friday on Ireland’s The Late Late Show. “Because of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh — they’ve murdered music. I stand to say it on behalf of every musician in the world and they’ll agree with me.”
“The industry has taken over so much,” O’Connor continued — “the money-making side of it, the sexualizing of extremely young people making records, and all the worship with money and bling and diamonds, all the Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh — it all amounts to the murder of music and that’s what concerns me.”
During her interview, O’Connor also addressed her ongoing feud with Cyrus, taking pains to say that she likes the young star’s actual music: “I’m not dismissing the records, they are great records. Miley’s records are great records. What I feel is that the industry of music does exploit people who are possibly a little too young to know what they are doing. I’m asking whether it’s appropriate for 20-year-old women to lick sledgehammers for videos in songs which have no lyrical reference to any such thing in them. It’s an exploitation of someone too young to understand the dangers.”
Perhaps Miley will have an answer for Sinead when she hosts Saturday Night Live tonight.