Morrissey Takes Issue with Sinéad O’Connor Tributes
Morrissey, much like Sinéad O’Connor, is known for being very outspoken, and the singer has a problem with all the tributes to O’Connor following her death.
Morrissey shared a lengthy statement on his website about all of the tributes calling O’Connor an “icon” and a “legend.” His biggest issue with these tributes and support is that they’re coming now that O’Connor is dead.
“The cruel playpen of fame gushes with praise for Sinead today … with the usual moronic labels of ‘icon’ and ‘legend.’ You praise her now ONLY because it is too late,” wrote Morrissey, in part. “You hadn’t the guts to support her when she was alive and she was looking for you.”
He added, “… She was a challenge, and she couldn’t be boxed-up, and she had the courage to speak when everyone else stayed safely silent. She was harassed simply for being herself. Her eyes finally closed in search of a soul she could call her own.”
O’Connor died yesterday (July 26) at age 56. Per TMZ, the singer was found unconscious at her London home. There was an attempt to revive her, but she was sadly already dead. Authorities said that there as no evidence of foul play in connection with her death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine O’Connor’s cause of death.