Morrisey Criticized Media For Sinead O’Connor Coverage
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Following the passing of renowned Irish singer Sinead O’Connor, Morrissey has expressed his disappointment with media outlets and the music industry for not providing adequate support during her life.
In a post on his website, Morrissey shared his views, stating that O’Connor had faced challenges in her career. Despite selling 7 million albums, she was dropped by her label. He believes that the music industry tends to dislike artists who don’t conform to mainstream norms, and their recognition often comes only after they have passed away and can no longer respond.
The former Smiths frontman then criticized the media’s current praise for O’Connor, using terms like “icon” and “legend.” He feels that they lacked the courage to support her when she needed it, and now they are celebrating her only because it’s too late. He believes that artists are often labeled negatively because they refuse to conform, which was the case with Sinead.
Morrissey compared O’Connor’s situation to other famous female artists like Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Monroe, and Billie Holiday, all of whom faced similar challenges and tragically died due to drugs or alcohol. However, it should be noted that the official cause of Sinead’s death has not been disclosed.
In his opinion, the toll of fame on O’Connor’s life was not worth it. He admired her for being unapologetically herself and willing to speak out, even when others remained silent. She was being unfairly harassed, in his opinion, for being herself. He continued:
“Tomorrow the fawning fops flip back to their online shitposts and their cosy Cancer Culture and their moral superiority and their obituaries of parroted vomit … all of which will catch you lying on days like today … when Sinead doesn’t need your sterile slop.”