I can’t tell you how distressing it is to me that I keep encountering photos of one Miley Cyrus even when I really don’t want to. In any event, Sinead O’Connor is apparently one of Miley’s role models, so she wrote her a letter. It’s a good one. There’s some f-bombs but to be frank, when a kid is as off the rails as Miley is, I don’t think an f-bomb is terribly out of place. She talks about the fact that Miley doesn’t value herself, is being used by people who don’t care about her, and is a bad role model for other young women. I’ll say. A rare snippet below that doesn’t include a swear word (those sensitive to that kind of language probably shouldn’t click over).
Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and it’s associated media.
It is deeply encouraging to me to see someone like Sinead come forward with what are essentially very conservative talking points. Join the prude revolution… there are a lot of us with different beliefs, faiths or no faith at all who are weary, weary, weary of our hyper-sexual world. (There are some things she says I disagree with, to be clear, namely this: “Your body is for you and your boyfriend.” But I’m not going to quibble with what is otherwise a fine message.)by