Sinead O'Connor asks for apology from Miley Cyrus

Oct. 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Sinead O'Connor demanded an apology from Miley Cyrus after the U.S. pop star mocked the Irish singer's mental health problems.

The feud began after an interview in Rolling Stone magazine in which Cyrus said she was inspired for her "Wrecking Ball" music video by an image of a single tear in O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video.

O'Connor responded to Cyrus' comment with an open letter expressing her concern for the younger pop star's recent behavior.

"I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos," O'Connor wrote in reference to "Wrecking Ball."

Cyrus responded by posting a screenshot of tweets by O'Connor from last year, in which the Irish singer asked for recommendations for a psychiatrist for her bipolar disorder.

Cyrus compared O'Connor to actress Amanda Bynes, who is currently under psychiatric treatment, Sky News reported.

"It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you," O'Connor wrote in an open letter to Cyrus. "I hope that you will apologize to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dead at 43
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle under investigation
Russell Wilson, girlfriend Ciara practicing abstinence
Ben Affleck breaks Twitter silence
Paul McCartney likens post-John Lennon era to 'revisionism,' talks songwriting controversy