This has been an interesting week in the music world, especially for Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Sinead O’Connor…
First thing’s first. I am not really a fan of Miley Cyrus’, Justin Bieber’s, or Sinead O’Connor’s. I listened to Sinead back in the late 1980s because she had a hit song that was always on the radio and I listened to the radio a lot in those days. But I can’t honestly say that I purposely follow their careers much nowadays. Of course, because I am on the Internet all the time, I constantly see gossip pieces about them.
The first one I saw this week concerned Justin Bieber, who apparently felt his bodyguards should carry him up the Great Wall of China. This incident follows a number of other weird incidents in which Bieber is caught acting out in public. In April, he was criticized for writing an egotistical remark at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. In June, he was seated next to a pretty young lady at a Miami Heat game and apparently treated her very rudely. A few months ago, he was in the news again for peeing in a mop bucket in a restaurant’s kitchen and for abandoning a monkey in Germany.
Personally, I don’t really get the massive appeal of Justin Bieber. I mean, he was kind of cute when he was younger, but now he looks a little like Vanilla Ice back in the day. And he certainly doesn’t indicate that he’s a very charming person. In August, he rubbed a fan’s cell phone on his balls while performing at a concert. Granted, he was sick of people throwing stuff at him while he was performing, but still… Yuck! It looks to me like Justin Bieber holds most people in contempt. Money doesn’t seem to have made him very happy. But yeah, the trip up the Great Wall of China on the backs of his bodyguards really takes the cake.
What happened to this kid?
Moving on, a friend of mine in Ireland alerted me to an open letter Sinead O’Connor addressed to Miley Cyrus, advising her not to let the music industry exploit her. I read Sinead’s letter and I really didn’t think it was offensive. Maybe if I were Miley Cyrus, I would think it was out of line, but as a regular person, it appears that Sinead O’Connor was trying to do Miley a solid.
Miley apparently didn’t think so, though. She took to Twitter, bringing up Sinead’s painful past. Sinead responded, asking Miley who was advising her and chastising Miley for mocking Sinead for her issues with mental illness. There’s nothing like a cat fight between pop stars.
I think Miley Cyrus was rude in how she responded to Sinead O’Connor, but I also think her response is typical for someone her age. She no doubt thinks she has things handled, just like a lot of young people do. It takes awhile before age and experience starts to humble you and you learn that you don’t know nearly as much as you think you do. In any case, I guess Sinead O’Connor has learned that no good deed goes unpunished.
Have a great weekend everybody!