Sinéad O’Connor, Morrissey denounces the music industry that didn’t support her in life

A few hours after the announcement of the death of Sinéad O’Connor, the British singer-songwriter Morrissey intervenes denouncing the music industry which according to him would not have supported his colleague when she was alive, while now everyone is waving to express their condolences for the loss of the artist.

“You only praise her now because it’s too late,” Morrissey wrote on his website Morrissey Central. “You didn’t have the guts to support her when she was alone and she was looking for you.” Her message is long and very hard, aimed at hitting all those who in her opinion would be hypocrites.
Since the family of Sinéad O’Connor has spread the news of the death of the musician through a statement entrusted to‘Irish Timeswithout specifying the causes of death, the whole world press is talking about the Irish singer-songwriter found lifeless in her London apartment two days ago, on July 26, 2023.
In 2017 Sinéad changed her name to Magda Davitt and in 2018, after converting to Islam, to Shuhada’ Davitt.
“She had only herself to give, and it was a lot”, this is the incipit with which Morrissey begins his j’accuse. “She was dumped by her label after selling seven million albums. She had become bizarre, yes, but never uninteresting. She hadn’t done anything wrong. She was proudly vulnerable; and the music industry has a certain hostility to singers who ‘don’t fit in’ (and I know this all too well), and who aren’t recognized until they die – when, by now, they can’t reply. Morrissey Central.

Morrissey: ‘You only praise her now because it’s too late’

Morrissey’s accusation continues: “The cruel little circle of ‘famous’ today regurgitates praise for Sinéad – with the usual idiotic appellations of ‘icon’ and ‘legend’. You praise her now ONLY because it’s too late. You didn’t have the guts to support her when she was alone and she was looking for you. The press label artists ‘botherers’ for what they don’t give – and Sinéad have called her sad, fat, inconvenient, crazy… ah, but not today. Record execs who didn’t welcome her to their roster with their most charming smiles today line up to designate her a ‘feminist icon’, and 15-minute celebrities and evil creatures from hell and record labels that cultivate contrived diversity are flock to Twitter to express their empty nonsense – while it was YOU who forced Sinéad to surrender…because she refused to be labeled, and was pushed aside, as always happens to those who change the world”.

Morrissey: “How can anyone be surprised by Sinéad O’Connor’s death?”

The English musician goes on to ask a rhetorical question: “How can there be ANYONE surprised by the death of Sinéad O’Connor? Who cared enough about them to save Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Monroe, Billie Holiday? Where do you go when death looks like the easy way out? Was this madness of music worth Sinéad’s life? No, it wasn’t worth it. She was a challenge, and she couldn’t be boxed in, and she had the courage to speak up when everyone else was silent so they wouldn’t have a problem. She was tormented simply because she was herself. Her eyes are now closed in search of a soul to be able to call ‘his of her’ of her ”. Morrissey’s words are one of deep indignation.

Morrissey: “The stupid and insulting names of ‘icon’ and ‘legend’ are repeated again”

“As usual, those in the right circle are missing the point, and with clenched jaws they repeat the stupid and insulting names of ‘icon’ and ‘legend’, when the day before they would have used more cruel and contemptuous words for her,” he adds Morrissey. “Tomorrow these flattering hypocrites will return to their online toilets and their comfortable cancel culture and their moral superiority and their epitaphs of parrot-like vomiting: Sinéad does not need your sterile drooling”, concludes the English musician.

Farewell to Sinéad O’Connor

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor died at the age of 56 on July 26. The news was reported by Reuters, which quotes the Irish newspaper Irish Times.

Although Morrissey’s very harsh message induces not to use the words “icons” and “legend” on behalf of Sinéad O’Connor (since her English colleague considers them “stupid and insulting names”, above all because they are only used now that the singer-songwriter is no longer there, while when she was there and asked for help no one would have reached out for her hand, according to what Morrissey claims), Sinéad O’Connor certainly is: she is both a legend and an icon.

He made music history with 10 studio albums

The acclaimed Dublin native has left an indelible mark on the music industry by releasing ten studio albums during her career. Of her His famous song Nothing Compares 2 Ua cover by Prince, was recognized as the number one single in the world in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.
Sinéad O’Connor leaves behind three children. A fourth, Shane, died last year at age 17, taking his own life. Shane’s suicide had indelibly marked the life, mind and soul of Sinéad O’Connor, as we will see later.
This year, Sinéad O’Connor was honored with the inaugural award for Classic Irish Album at the RTÉ Choice Music Awards. During the ceremony, the singer received a standing ovation as she dedicated the award to the album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got to “every single member of the Irish refugee community”.

The cause of O’Connor’s death has not yet been specified

To date, the cause of Sinéad O’Connor’s death has not been specified. L’Irish Timeswhich was the first to report the artist’s disappearance, reports that the artist died after long years of depression and heavy existential and health problems.

The Irish newspaper did not specify the details of the Dublin-born musician’s death. A year and a half ago, the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane, deeply affected Sinéad O’Connor. The boy took his own life on January 7, 2022 after escaping from the hospital where he was hospitalized for observation for suicidal tendencies. Her mother, in total desperation, tweeted her intention to “follow my son”. She then apologized, stating that she would take care of it.

The conversion to Islam in 2018

Sinéad had changed her registered name to Magda Davitt before converting to Islam and adopting that of Shuhadà Davitt in 2018. Her musical career began in the 80s with the album The Lion and the Cobrawhen Sinéad was only 19 years old.
In 1992, O’Connor is about to release his new album (Am I Not Your Girl?) on television but, at the end of the performance, he makes a gesture that will undermine his career forever: he tears a photo of Pope John Paul II in two, in a declaration of war against the Catholic Church.
She wanted to denounce cases of pedophilia within the ecclesiastical world and explained that gesture so significant for her life and career only after thirty years, speaking in the first person in the documentary about her, Nothing Compares.

On stage O’Connor sings the cover of first Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home by Loretta Lynn, then reinterprets a protest song: War by Bob Marley. The song is a pacifist hymn that comes from a declaration made to the UN by the Ethiopian King Haile Selassie in the 1960s. Sinéad O’Connor suddenly confuses everyone by changing the words of the text and talking about child abuse. At the end of the exhibition you show a photo of John Paul II and rip it live, after having defined the Pontiff as “evil”. Before leaving the mic, she yells “Fight the real enemy” for the camera.

A gesture that inexorably sank his career

Many stars of music and entertainment – including Madonna – condemned that gesture. A few days after that television broadcast for which everyone cried to the scandal, Sinéad O’Connor performed at the concert for the thirty years of Bob Dylan’s career at Madison Square Garden: she was overwhelmed by boos.

Sing War without changing the words but almost unable to be heard because of the boos that come from all over the audience. At the end of the performance, she leaves the stage in tears.
The singer-songwriter then writes a letter in which she broadly explains what she intended to communicate with the gesture of the Pope’s photo: she recounts her traumatic experience with the Irish Church. The summary explanation, however, is not enough. Later, Sinéad O’Connor will ask forgiveness from the Pope himself, who will accept her apology. Shortly thereafter, the pedophilia scandal broke out in the Church.

Sinéad O’Connor: ‘Everything I was raised to believe was a lie’

In the documentary Nothing Compares, Sinéad O’Connor states: “I had found an article about families who had tried to press charges against the church for sexual abuse and were being silenced. Basically everything I was raised to believe was a lie. An artist’s job is sometimes to generate difficult speeches that need to be addressed. That’s what art is for… They tried to bury me. They didn’t realize that I was a seed.”
Kathryn Ferguson, director of the Sinéad O’Connor documentary, was then a Belfast teenager. For her, the impact that an artist like Sinéad O’Connor had is unparalleled. “When Sinéad broke into my teenage consciousness, she kicked in my door to the world. Finally, an Irish woman, bold and fearless, said things that others could not. And she was loud and loud,” Ferguson said.

In 2017, he revealed that he had been physically and psychologically abused by his mother

In 2017, the singer-songwriter had revealed, in an interview with Dr. Phil’s American television show, that she had suffered both physical and psychological abuse from her mother when she was still a child.

She said her mother had a torture room where she enjoyed beating and hurting her daughter. He forced her to say, “I’m nothing.” Sinéad O’Connor said she left home at the age of thirteen to put an end to the violence and mistreatment. So she took refuge in the drugs.

In the interview, the artist talked about the enjoyment his mother felt while inflicting the worst tortures and humiliations on her. Sinéad of her of her mother of her said: “The thing I love most about my mother is that she is dead”.