Sinead O’Connor has admitted her headline hitting feud with Miley Cyrus last month has actually helped people discuss the music industry and it’s attitude to sex.
The 46-year-old Irish singer-songwriter was locked in a feud with Miley a month ago when she published a letter in which she admitted to being “concerned” for the young star and accused Miley of “allowing herself to be pimped” by the music industry.
Thankfully the feud is over and she admits the public nature of the debate can only have helped get her concerns out in the open.
And now, speaking to Time Magazine, Sinead says that the problem doesn’t just extend to female artists, but also male artist like Justin Bieber:
The music business is corrupt. It’s full of nothing but vampires and pimps. What was more important that came out of the Miley thing was being able to conversate about mental health and human rights. The two of us, without meaning to, did quite a good job.
In a way, music’s all been silenced.
That’s why I feel strongly about the oversexualizing of young women. As long as you’re visually distracted, you’re not really listening … Male artists too. Justin Bieber, he’s being sold on his sexuality, but he’s too young to even understand what’s going on.