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According to FOX News:
Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor came under fire a few weeks ago when she took to Twitter to announce that she would perform a “bloodbath” if Pope Benedict XVI visited Ireland.
“Young people of Ireland I love u’ said Sinead as she pulled the [f**king] trigger,” the artist tweeted, referencing the famous words of John Paul II, which he uttered in his 1979 pilgrimage to Ireland.
Okay, the offense meter just maxed out the scale.
But O’Connor is changing her tune, insisting that her words were all in innocent humor.
I’ll bet she is. I’ve got one word for you, Sinead: “NOT FUNNY.”
“That was just nonsense. Come on! See, that’s the trouble with Twitter, you know, people take it too seriously and they say, ‘Oh, you’re looking for attention,’ . . .
Ding! Ding! Ding!
. . . but it’s them following you and you didn’t ask them to follow you,” she told FOX411’S Pop Tarts column at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles, a celebration of men’s style, to benefit the Foundation’s AIDS research programs.
So . . . O’Connor is blaming her own Twitter followers for being concerned about her publicly expressing fantasies about killing the pope?
What’s with this “I didn’t ask them to follow me on Twitter” schtick? You’re a pop celeb. You create a Twitter account. You say stuff on it. You’re kinda inviting people to follow you. This is Publicity 101 in the 21st century.
“So it just got to a joke between me and my mate … I was joking about how I’d meet him at the airport with my AK but obviously I wouldn’t or couldn’t.”
Oh, of course. That explains it then. Everyone publicly jokes with their pals about murdering prominent world leaders at airports with AK-47s and creating a “bloodbath,” right? No reason anybody would think there was anything amiss there.
Yet, this isn’t the first time the outspoken rocker who has vented her ill feelings towards the Pope and openly criticized the Catholic church over its sex abuses cases involving the clergy. In 1992 she sparked outrage on “SNL” following an a cappella version of Bob Marley’s “War” when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II with the proclamation: “Fight the real enemy!”
Yeah, I remember that.
In recent months, O’Connor has also raised eyebrows with several odd remarks on her personal blog and on Twitter – ranging from her suicidal thoughts to her desperate need for a sexual partner.
Violent gun fantasies coupled with suicidal thoughts aren’t going to help one get a sexual partner—marital or otherwise.
Miss O’Connor needs serious help.
O’Connor did, however, recently delete her Twitter account.
That’s actually a good start. Stop ideating these things in public and GET HELP.
“It was quite tiring keeping up with it really,” she explained. “I had great fun though, but all things must pass. I might start it up again, you never know.”
Interestingly, the FOX News piece didn’t mention the fact that Sinead O’Connor had herself ordained as a woman priest back in the 1990s.
What a mess.
What do you think?