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Tp think Sinead O'Connor should learn some manners?

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breadyegg Sun 17-Feb-13 10:00:17

Just saw her on the BBC. How rude was she to that interviewer? She needs a slap...

I like her as an artist. Have ever so slightly gone off her...

marjproops Sun 17-Feb-13 12:12:56

Id love Piers Morgan to interview her!

Havent seen interview (so maybe not my place to say but...)
but anyone whos going to be interviewed should be polite/diplomatic, no matter how mundane the questions might be, thats what being interviewed is. no need for rudeness. by either interviewer or interviewee.

you've got to take what comes.

if she didnt want to answer a question she just should have said 'next question please' or something.

Cant stand these celebs who think theyre above everyone else. theyre human beings like the rest of us.

Birdsgottafly Sun 17-Feb-13 12:13:17

I can understand why it would be something very inportant to her, the situation of women in Ireland, but when compaired to others who have the same passion, she doesn't go about getting the information out in the best way, but i do think that if she has Bi-Polar, then this may be way.

noddyholder Sun 17-Feb-13 12:16:40

I suspect she had some sort of thing backstage as she was on the attack from the off! Love her new songs though and have seen a few interviews recently and she has been great. I really would love to meet her

MechanicalTheatre Sun 17-Feb-13 12:16:56

I have a lot of time for Sinead O'Connor. The public really hate an angry woman, don't they?

claig Sun 17-Feb-13 12:17:34

'they're human beings like the rest of us'

That's exactly right, but that is why she is different to the suits on the programme. All human beings are different and react differently.

Skilled interviewers come across all types of human beings - chippy ones, shy ones, ones without confidence, bullshitters and liars - and they should know how to deal with all types of people.

Some of teh suits were laughing after the interview, which I thought was bad to do. She is an artist, not a suit, and she is different, has a different voice and different character to the run-of-the-mill guest.

Rhiannon86 Sun 17-Feb-13 12:22:07

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TuftyFinch Sun 17-Feb-13 12:23:10

Suggesting that she needs a slap for being rude is rather ironic.
I like Sinead O'Connor. People like to dislike her because she doesn't do 'humility' and why should she. I'd rather someone was rude and honest than polite and dishonest.

piprabbit Sun 17-Feb-13 12:23:15

I think it is just who she is. I heard her interviewed on Womans Hour recently and she was prickly with Jane Garvey too, although on radio there's no body language just tone of voice.

I think that she is a fascinating and intelligent woman who I respect immensely. But I don't think she seems to be a very easy person to be around. I don't think she sees it as her role to make other people feel comfortable.

Lovecat Sun 17-Feb-13 12:23:44

Birds, I grew up on the Wirral, am from a large Irish Catholic family and I never heard a whisper of it. I distinctly remember my mother being totally affronted at SO'C's allegations on that American chat show and many people dismissing her as a headcase. When it all came out I was horrified, perhaps I lived in a bubble but I don't think so.

noddyholder Sun 17-Feb-13 12:23:56

You cannot plan being angry She is known for this sort of thing it wasn't that bad She said the line of questioning was boring and she expected more from a politics show not exactly controversial.

BoneyBackJefferson Sun 17-Feb-13 12:26:04

I don't think that she said anything wrong but then neither did he.

MrsMushroom Sun 17-Feb-13 12:26:44

Anthony whatsit out of the Red Hot Chill Peppers dated her for a while in her heyday and he really fell for her....she dumped him with no warning and was very cold to him....later he bumped into her and she was very false he said...very fake and cold.

I think she had a hard upbringing. Her Mother had mental health troubles and so does she.

claig Sun 17-Feb-13 12:27:25

'So the interviewer is responible for her behaviour?'

Is anyone old enough to remember watching the legendary Bill Grundy interview of the Sex Pistols live?

Grundy's interviewing and questioning led to what the Pistols said. He tried to embarrass them and goad them and dare them and Grundy reaped what he sowed, they gave him what he asked for in spades, and if I remember rightly, it cost him his job.

MechanicalTheatre Sun 17-Feb-13 12:36:22

TuftyFinch I totally agree.

PuffPants Sun 17-Feb-13 12:36:27

I saw this and I actually felt sorry for her. Eddie opened by referring to her mental state (wtf) and asked how she was? She said "great, fantastic" and he said "are you trying to convince me or yourself?" What a prick.

Yes, she then acted like a brat but he definitely wrecked the interview by starting like that. She was embarrassed and adrift after his weird opener. I got the feeling he didn't like her and objected to her being in the show.

Can't believe people are supporting him.

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Sun 17-Feb-13 12:38:37

I've not seen the interview but I too have a lot of time for SO'C. I think she does (frequently) tire of people asking her how she is cos its usually a bit of a loaded question. She's bipolar, we know that, yet people seem to want chapter and verse on her mood when she's there to talk about her music/new album. She reacted in a similar way when on the graham norton show a while ago, you could see she was pissed off at being asked, yet again, how she was. The difference being GN recognised how crass a question it was and humorously changed the topic back to her music. From the description further up about the exchange EM didn't manage to claw anything back from his initial question and follow up (sarcastic) dig.

TheOriginalLadyFT Sun 17-Feb-13 12:44:11

He asked ridiculous, provoking questions and got what he deserved. Given that it is no secret she has had serious mental health problems in the past, it's pretty bloody rich to see people on here advocating "slapping" her

What it actually comes down to IMO is the expectation that women singers are all vacuous simpering fools. When you get one who actually has something to say, and then objects to being patronised, people throw their hands up and say "how rude"

Why didn't he ask her something pertinent - this was a politics show, not TOTP.

He got what he deserved and YABU OP

WowOoo Sun 17-Feb-13 12:44:17

Haven't seen it. I still love her.

noddyholder Sun 17-Feb-13 12:45:50

He was trying to make his mark in the absence of Marr and failed miserably.

TheOriginalLadyFT Sun 17-Feb-13 12:48:36

He certainly did - he allowed the chief exec of Iceland Foods to tell a pack of lies about then horsemeat scandal with barely a challenge

GinAndT0nic Sun 17-Feb-13 12:51:36

I didn't see the interview, so I don't disbelieve that she was rude however I think she has had such a hard time from the media, she hasn't done or said anything that would have been judged so harshly from a man, ie, admitting to being unable to cope at times, looking for love, wanting sex .... She has been portrayed as a lunatic for being too honest. So now I think she views anybody trying to get information out of her as a potential threat.

She may WELL have been very rude but I still can't slag her off.

GinAndT0nic Sun 17-Feb-13 12:56:02

.... also, some of the criticism she's had from the irish media has been so sexist it makes me sick. ie, that to be handed beauty but not bother to nurture and enhance it is proof of insanity!!! would a handsome man who put on weight and grew a beard be considered insane and chaotic and in crisis because he wasn't grooming?

A man in his fifites who'd admitted to missing sex wouldn't have been portrayed as a loose cannon, a bit of a sad case. People would say 'aw' and try to fix him up.

13Iggis Sun 17-Feb-13 13:13:26

I saw it, was more embarassed for her rather than thinking she was rude. She seemed socially awkward, and I did wonder why she agreed to the interview (rather than "her is SO and her new single" sort of thing. She stills sings beautifully though (and my 9 month old was fascinated!)

SwedishEdith Sun 17-Feb-13 13:17:19

God yes, saw it - agree she just seems very immature. I thought she seemed drunk, tbh

TanteRose Sun 17-Feb-13 13:54:51

I only saw a clip on youtube - was that it?

I love Sinead - and she was right to be snarky with such a twit of an interviewer...

I saw her on Graham Norton last year , where she explains why she hates being asked "how she is"

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