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TODAY   |  October 03, 2013

Sinead O’Connor to Miley: Don’t turn into a prostitute

Musician Sinead O’Connor, 46, has penned an open letter to Miley Cyrus voicing her concerns that that the music industry is forcing the young singer to act promiscuous in her music videos.

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>> meanwhily the movement. she has been offered some fresh advice from sinead o'connor. yes, she wrote an open letter to pily cyrus. she says se wrote the letter because she was dodging phone calls, that her wrecking ball video was designed to be similar to sinead 's nothing compares video. sinead o'connor writes i am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led to you believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in anyway cool to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your video. you have enough talent that you don't need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. you shouldn't let them make a fool of you either, don't think for a moment. an open unsolicited letter.

>> isn't sinead the won that got in trouble for tearing up the picture of the pope.

>> she's very spiritual. she has problems openly with the catholic church . again, here we go again, i guest get it. i heard, i wonder if she's upset because she was doing a tribute to sinead o'connor and have it be so.

>> misinterpreted.

>> when did people start feeling the need to share their letters? whether it's a celebrity or these politicians who released their letters they've sent to other politicians, just, if you want, just do it.

>> an open letter .

>> keep it in the envelope.

>> isn't that the nature of social media ? reality shows are popular. this node to divulge and be seerngs pick me, oh, look at me. it's the same thing on a massive scale. i get it. i'm a handwritten letter person . but.

>> but let miley be miley. look, there are tons of poem following her. poem think she speaks her mind.

>> i get it. she said. she is who she is. she will make her mistakes.

>> she wishes if she could have gotten completely nude on the vmas she would have. i don't know where she can go from there.

>> now you have gone there, human sacrifice .

>> with a foam finger.

>> there will be a day, you go to these shows and you are wearing nothing. it's right around the corner, it's happening already.

>> our crew is working around the corner.

>> again, you know, i think again it boils down to talent and her talent will either or will not get past all of this.

>> the wrecking ball is a trick song.

>> i love that song.

>> i think she's very talented.

>> she can sing. no question about it.

>> done you think --

>> some people like it. somg won't.

>> she said we all have these phases, especially in the press, we fixate, attack, she'll come out the way so many artists have attention grabs, this is her growing up moment. she can grab the attention and go on from here.

>> she said in a documentary yesterday or last night, you grow up being hannah montana for six years, you are stuck in this character. people expect you to be this person. she's like, i never was that person. i am who i am. this is who i am. you see who i really am.

>> that hannah montana character was a character.

>> she doesn't necessarily want those fans anymore. my 10-year-old i got flack for saying, watching that was difficult for us, yet, it's because i'm a mom now. again, i've come through things and out of things and been criticized openly and you just hopefully keep weathering it.

>> she said in that doc last night, she said it's better to be talked about for two weeks than two minutes or second. she knows what she is doing.

>> that's why you and i kissed.

>> talk about the weeks on end.

>> and follow up another on a canoe.

>> we are are pushing the envelope, baby.

>> what are you going to do next?