Sinead O’Connor, never one to stifle her opinions, has a new bone to pick with the popular media magazine Rolling Stone, which features Kim Kardashian on the cover of its newest issue. The Irish singer and songwriter vented her frustration on social media today, claiming that music is “officially dead.”
New York Daily News reports that O’Connor, 48, took to Facebook to blast Rolling Stone, apparently upset that a music magazine featured a non-musical celebrity. O’Connor not only insulted Kardashian, but also mentioned Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, indicating that the X Factor judges aren’t the sole blame for ruining music.
“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****** horrified.”
While numerous people agreed with O’Connor, others were offended by her choice of words, stating that Kardashian is a product of the media, and therefore, it’s understandable that she made the cover.
This isn’t the first time Rolling Stone‘s controversial cover photos have caused a stir. In 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s face on the cover of the magazine’s Aug. 1 issue created such a backlash that numerous people stated they were done reading Rolling Stone indefinitely.
Corporations joined in the protest as well, including 7-Eleven, a national convenience store chain that indicated none of its 1,700 stores would sell the issue. The corporation encouraged other stores to follow suit, yet despite the outcry, Rolling Stone saw its sales double after featuring Tsarnaev.
Yet, it doesn’t seem that Kim Kardashian is too worried about the backlash of being featured on the magazine cover. Although she hasn’t commented on the issue, she took to Twitter earlier today to thank her 39 million followers.
Thanks for the 39 million!!!! Love you all!!!! pic.twitter.com/etTvkV9U4J— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 13, 2015
Additionally, Kardashian seems accustomed to controversy surrounding her every move. Earlier this year, an animal rights group protested her at a Manhattan book signing event. A few weeks before the protests, she was blurred out of a photo taken while she dined with the Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, for being a “sex symbol.”
Regardless, Rolling Stone has no plans to remove Kim Kardashian from the cover, nor does the magazine intend to feature musicians only. As a media publication that follows popular culture, the magazine’s topics range from politics, sports, current events, and movies.
[Photos Courtesy of Jason Kempin/Getty Images & Rolling Stone]