Last week, Cyrus inadvertently started a war of words with controversial ’90s singer Sinead O’Connor after citing her as an influence on her much-discussed “Wrecking Ball” video in her Rolling Stone interview. O’Connor went on to write a series of “open letters” chastising the pop star, eventually demanding a public apology for what she considered disparaging remarks against people with mental illnesses.
Now, Cyrus seems to have raised the ire of Eurythmics‘ Annie Lennox, who took to her Facebook over the weekend (October 5) to post her own open letter regarding young females in the music industry, though she made a point not to name any names.
“I have to say that I’m disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualized performances and videos. You know the ones I’m talking about,” Lennox wrote. “It seems obvious that certain record companies are peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment. As if the tidal wave of sexualized imagery wasn’t already bombarding impressionable young girls enough…It’s a glorified and monetized form of self harm.”
After the posting quickly went viral, Lennox was moved to again address the issue on her Facebook page the following day (October 6) to clarify her original statements.