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O'Connor moves on from Miley as mogul Cowell faces the music

Published 07/10/2013

Marie Louise McCrory




IRISH singer Sinead O'Connor appears to have moved on from her recent spat with popstar Miley Cyrus - by taking aim at music mogul Simon Cowell.

Just days after the Dublin singer wrote open letters to the Wrecking Ball performer following her recent controversial performances, she went on to brand the talent show creator, a "murderer" of music.

The 46-year-old singer, famous for hits including Nothing Compares 2U, made the comments during an appearance on The Late, Late Show.

Speaking to host Ryan Tubridy, the singer said the feud with Cyrus was "over" and wasn't "something I really want to talk about".

The singer continued: "I don't feel sorry for me or for anybody else in the matter, that's not what it's about. The broader issue, I feel sorry for the murder of music.

"I feel sorry for the murder of rock 'n' roll which has happened because of the industry. Because of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and the lot of them have murdered music.

"They're murderers of music. I stand and say it on behalf of every musician in the world and they will all agree with it.

"I don't give a s**t if I hurt them... All the sexualisation of young people, all the worship of bling and money and diamonds and 'Pop Idol' stuff, Simon Cowell - it all amounts to the murder of music."

The singer was speaking as the new series of The X-Factor - currently running on ITV - continues to attract millions of viewers every weekend.

O'Connor's latest comments came after she threatened Miley Cyrus with legal action over mocking tweets the 20-year-old had sent.

The feud between the pair began after O'Connor wrote an open letter to the US star warning of the dangers of allowing herself to be exploited by the music industry.

Cyrus responded by appearing to mock O'Connor's mental health in a series of tweets.

O'Connor responded in two further open letters and declined an offer from Cyrus through Twitter to "meet up and talk".

The Dubliner told the US singer to remove her "abusive" tweets and stop "behaving in an anti-female capacity".

O'Connor's initial letter to Cyrus was in response to the young star revealing that her Wrecking Ball music video was inspired by O'Connor's video for Nothing Compares 2U.