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Miley Cyrus Extends Condolences and Reflects on Past Clash with Sinead O’Connor

Miley Cyrus Addresses Sinéad O'Connor 'Wrecking Ball' Feud

In a heartfelt moment, Miley Cyrus has broken her silence regarding the late Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor, who tragically passed away at the age of 56. Their names were once intertwined in a public feud back in 2013, stemming from Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” music video. Now, with the weight of time and reflection, Cyrus shares her sentiments and pays tribute to O’Connor.

Miley Cyrus’ Reflections on Sinead O’Connor’s Open Letter

The incident involved Sinead O’Connor penning an open letter critiquing Miley Cyrus for her nudity in the “Wrecking Ball” music video, suggesting it was a result of exploitation. Cyrus, during her ABC concert special, “Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions),” expressed her surprise at facing criticism from other women who had been in her shoes.

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She also acknowledged her limited understanding of mental health at the age of 20 when she received O’Connor’s open letter, unaware of O’Connor’s fragile mental state. To her, it was simply another woman disagreeing with her creative choices.

Miley Cyrus Acknowledges Her Past and Honors Sinead O’Connor

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Cyrus emphasized that the concept behind the video was entirely her own decision. She revealed that enduring judgment for her choices had left her exhausted. As she finally gained the autonomy to make her own decisions, having that taken away was deeply upsetting.

Cyrus sincerely appreciated Sinead O’Connor and followed her words with a heartfelt tribute during a performance of “Wonder Woman,” a track from her latest album, “Endless Summer Vacation.” The performance concluded with a moment of silence in O’Connor’s honor.