I’m really not familiar with the music career of Sinead O’Connor other than that “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which was written and composed by Prince and Sterophonics does a splendid cover of it. I know she appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1992 where the singer ripped up a photo of the Pope in a protest against sexual abuse by the Catholic Church while singing Bob Marley’s “War,” and the motherly letter she wrote to Miley Cyrus because she didn’t like that the pop star was licking a hammer in her “Wrecking Ball” music video and felt like she was being pimped out.
Well Rolling Stone magazine thought it was a great idea to put Kim Kardashian on the cover of their iconic music/political publication because all of her countless contributions to the world of music, which makes it the second worst Rolling Stone cover right after featuring convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which seemingly glamorized the terrorist.
The outspoken Irish singer-songwriter was enraged that such a non-talent graced the legendary publication’s cover. Sinead exploded into an expletive-laden post on her Facebook page and declared that “music has officially died.” She even called Kim the “C-Bomb,” and from what I’ve seen, calling a woman the c-word is the nuclear bomb of words and is not well received. O’Connor even encouraged others to #BoycottRollingStone.
You do have to respect that Sinead won a MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, but it’s been slim pickings for her ever since 1990. However she definitely is a spirited musician who obviously cares about her craft and you can understand her outrage over the latest Rolling Stone cover.
Hunter S. Thompson is rolling in his grave.