Sinead O’Connor has lambasted Rolling Stone for featuring reality star Kim Kardashian on its July cover, and it looks as though the only person who may disagree with her is the model herself.
Rolling Stone covers used to feature musicians like John Lennon and Bob Dylan. But the magazine has gotten away from that tradition and most recently decided instead to give Kim and her ample cleavage some attention. You know, because she doesn’t get enough.
O’Connor, not known for keeping her (usually very on point) opinions to herself, came right out and tweeted what everyone was thinking, the New York Daily News reported.
“What is this c— doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Music has officially died. Who knew it would be Rolling Stone that murdered it? Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh can no longer be expected to take all the blame. Bob Dylan must be f—ing horrified. #BoycottRollingStone.”
— Politweecs (@Politweecs) July 15, 2015
Sinead, 48, who most recently targeted Miley Cyrus with some sage advice, asked her followers to join her boycott of the publication, with #BoycottRollingStone,” and then declared “#AGenerationIsBeingGroomedAndSilenced,” the Irish Examiner reported.
Gads and gads of ticked Kardashian-haters joined O’Connor’s tirade on Twitter.
— Sarcastic Honey (@SarcasticHoney) July 15, 2015
— elevʌte #HiTtheCLUB (@marcus_elevate) July 15, 2015
What is that fat-arsed fake Kardashian moron doing on Rolling Stone magazine? I'm with you Sinead #boycottRollingStone
— Ruairi (@kstand01) July 15, 2015
— Emily Z (@EMI_EMZ) July 15, 2015
Over at the Telegraph, Sinead’s outspoken comments were gushingly praised for being refreshing and honest in a “PR-controlled and brain-achingly dull” pop culture universe in which Beyonce and Rihanna rarely say anything worth listening to, wrote Anita Singh.
“Co-stars and directors are “wonderful” to work with, the latest album/film/cookbook is the best thing they’ve ever done, and no-one has a bad word to say about anyone (unless it’s the evil media. The same one they’re using to plug their new project).”
Few celebs feel free or are willing to share their opinions, and their sexualized behavior (let us not forget that Kim got her start by starring in a sex tape) only pander to “male fantasies,” which Sinead was never interested in fulfilling. O’Connor has never exposed herself to sell a record, used her sexual orientation to arouse the public, and “that’s what makes her awesome.”
And if O’Connor’s complaint was controversial, we must beg the question — why? Almost everyone was likely thinking the same thing when Kardashian and her breasts appeared on Rolling Stone‘s cover (who, by the way, have so far declined to counter Sinead on Twitter or otherwise).
Sinead did everyone a favor by pointing out the obvious — Kim is famous only for her physical assets and her “ridiculous husband.”
What do you think of O’Connor’s Tweet? Did she hit the mark or go too far?
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