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(Wikipedia)   25 years ago today Sinéad O'Connor tore things up on stage on Saturday Night Live   ( en.m.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2017-10-03 09:05:21 AM  
7 votes:
That was an odd gesture.

Mostly because without the Catholic Church, there wouldn't be any strong female musicians around today.
2017-10-03 10:02:46 AM  
4 votes:

LewDux: It was bold bald statement


FTFY
2017-10-03 01:26:17 PM  
3 votes:
Wow.

Seems longer than that. That was a different time for me, a different life. Sam Kinison had only recently just made fun of her at that point and was already stone cold dead for six months at this point. I still can't believe that happened to be honest, losing Sam.

Sinéad was and still is a powerful singing voice. Her cover of "The Foggy Dew" with the Chieftains just four years later was amazing. I never understood the hate for her protest then or now.

People can shiat on the Irish all day and all night and it doesn't make it right because a handful of them went to the logical extreme and bombed the crap out of their oppressors; Ireland belongs to the Irish and no one else, GB be damned. Had I been born in Ireland I'd be IRA too. Fark anyone who disagrees, oppression and occupation is wrong.
2017-10-03 11:56:50 AM  
3 votes:
Came here for Saturday Night Live skit.

I think I'm leaving disappointed.

/Sine-Aid
//Sinbad
///Cue Ball!!!
2017-10-03 11:56:11 AM  
2 votes:
25 years ago today Sinehead became a pariah for pointing out an uncomfortable truth.

static.seattletimes.com
2017-10-03 11:20:33 AM  
2 votes:

Sgygus: Sinéad was regarded as a kook.  Catholic priests diddling kids?  No one believed the nonsense she was peddling.


It's spelled "pedo". And maybe even a broken kook is right twice a day.
2017-10-03 11:18:07 AM  
2 votes:

Dragonflew: Sgygus: Sinéad was regarded as a kook.  Catholic priests diddling kids?  No one believed the nonsense she was peddling.

I didn't question it for a second.


I would say that the coverage of it was brilliant (for the Church) because I didn't know until years later the reason she did it.  Now I was just a young teen but plenty of adults just thought it was her having a hissy.

Darth_Lukecash: The press release afterwards seemed like a cop out. Stories were already coming out about the abuse of children by the priesthood.


So you're saying that it had nothing to do with child abuse, but the Troubles?  Huh.
2017-10-03 11:08:19 AM  
2 votes:

mjbok: Sgygus: Sinéad was regarded as a kook.  Catholic priests diddling kids?  No one believed the nonsense she was peddling.

I was born in 72 and raised Catholic. I thought everybody knew priests did that.


Wrong tense.
2017-10-03 09:32:53 AM  
2 votes:
I'm thinkin' "Cue ball, in the corner pocket!"
2017-10-03 09:18:08 AM  
2 votes:

killro: That was an odd gesture.

Mostly because without the Catholic Church, there wouldn't be any strong female musicians around today.


"Dominique" doesn't count.
2017-10-03 09:01:05 AM  
2 votes:
It was bold statement
2017-10-03 08:54:19 AM  
2 votes:
She warned us and we mocked her.

Joe Pesci threatened to smack her to raucous laughter and applause.

I wonder how many people laughing and applauding had a relative who was being molested by a priest.
2017-10-03 08:44:03 AM  
2 votes:
I remember that.
I stood up and applauded.
2017-10-03 07:24:44 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: I remember that.
I stood up and applauded.


I wish I had thought of that but I was very happy to see it. Fark the catholic church. And pretty much every church.
2017-10-03 03:09:33 PM  
1 vote:

loki see loki do: But she is also biatching about the English and the farking Roman Empire.
Just like Ethiopia.
She's pretty farked up even then, conspiracy theory kind of stuff.


"The cause of my abuse is the history of my people, whose identity and culture were taken away from them by the British with full permission from The "Holy" Roman Empire" October 1992. Hardly conspiracy theory
2017-10-03 02:50:28 PM  
1 vote:
And the child abuse apologists show here up to sneer at her 25 years later.

What is the motivation for that?
2017-10-03 12:07:05 PM  
1 vote:
Ruined her career for a decade.

Basically until spotlight report came out and people realized she was right.
2017-10-03 11:03:05 AM  
1 vote:
She was right.

As was Muhammed Ali. As were The Dixie Chicks.  And yet we vilify them for standing up for what they believe.

Hey, Colin Kaepernick....  What's new?
2017-10-03 10:55:27 AM  
1 vote:

mcmnky: kbronsito: Sgygus: Sinéad was regarded as a kook.  Catholic priests diddling kids?  No one believed the nonsense she was peddling.

It was a bad way to protest... with the whole Ireland terrorism and killing and whatnot, she came across as a Protestant making a hateful anti-Catholic statement (even though that was nowhere near her point or matched her background). By the time she made a statement explaining why she tore the photo, people had made up their minds about her being a biatch and didn't listen to anything she had to say. The few that did listen included tons that didn't or couldn't believe the abuse she talked about was real. So now she's left with only a handful of people still listening. That's a failed protest if you can't keep people listening and asking questions. It also became all about her and she was a woman who looked like a weirdo by shaving her head and flaunting gender roles that require girls to have long hair. So there went another group of people who won't listen to her because she may be a lesbian. She was protesting something that needed attention but did it in the dumbest way possible.

You don't seem to understand the idea of protest. It's not supposed to be something you're comfortable with. It's supposed to get your attention. And you don't get to tell other people which protests are ok and which ones are not.


^^^
2017-10-03 10:44:57 AM  
1 vote:

kbronsito: Sgygus: Sinéad was regarded as a kook.  Catholic priests diddling kids?  No one believed the nonsense she was peddling.

It was a bad way to protest... with the whole Ireland terrorism and killing and whatnot, she came across as a Protestant making a hateful anti-Catholic statement (even though that was nowhere near her point or matched her background). By the time she made a statement explaining why she tore the photo, people had made up their minds about her being a biatch and didn't listen to anything she had to say. The few that did listen included tons that didn't or couldn't believe the abuse she talked about was real. So now she's left with only a handful of people still listening. That's a failed protest if you can't keep people listening and asking questions. It also became all about her and she was a woman who looked like a weirdo by shaving her head and flaunting gender roles that require girls to have long hair. So there went another group of people who won't listen to her because she may be a lesbian. She was protesting something that needed attention but did it in the dumbest way possible.


You don't seem to understand the idea of protest. It's not supposed to be something you're comfortable with. It's supposed to get your attention. And you don't get to tell other people which protests are ok and which ones are not.
2017-10-03 08:59:41 AM  
1 vote:
She was mocked but she was right.
2017-10-03 08:57:32 AM  
1 vote:
...and off to obscurity she went.
2017-10-03 08:26:54 AM  
1 vote:
And the hand-wringing pearl clutching response was stupid then and remains stupid still. She tore up a piece of paper and crybabies all over the world whined and carried on as she had murdered puppies.
 
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