Here's the thing about everyone giving Miley life advice: I'm not a 20-year-old multimillionaire in Hollywood whose every romance, stupid comment or haircut blows up the Internet. I'm a middle-aged mother in a small Ontario town. I simply can't imagine the reality of her life, and neither can you. But Sinead O'Connor thought she could.
Describe Miley Cyrus' performance any which way you like, and dislike it if you must, but using crass and demeaning words to describe her personally as a human being is nothing more than sexist, slut shaming, and totally undeserved. Also, the accusations of racism and insensitivity to the black community that have been brought against her... I have a bit of a problem with this one. I find the accusations too easy and simply far-fetched. Miley can be accused of many things (poor taste and the almost pathological need to shock being some of them, but hey... I would have liked to have seen most of you when you were 20), but she is not your punching bag where you get to express your latent sexism, your double standards, your misguided accusations of racism, and your hunt for people to blame for your own childrens' questionable morality.