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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...

FellatioNels0n Sat 23-Feb-13 12:49:34

Right. Just watched it. First of all I thought it was completely inappropriate to start a very casual interview (if you can even call it that) standing up and go bam! straight in with a very personal reference to her difficult past and a veiled reference to her mental health. And his comment 'are you trying to convince me or yourself?' was appalling in the context in which is was said. Crass, awkward, unprofessional. I'm not surprised she was a bit hmm about it. I have sympathy for her there - he was an arse.

However, part of being an artist with something to promote is that you have to tout yourself around radio shows and TV studios, and put up with some pretty invasive or uninspiring crap and I think she could have done herself more favours if she'd taken it with a bit more grace. if you don't like the promos, just don't do them. She probably should have bollocked him off air, not on it, but she was right to be irritated.

And that is a bloody fantastic song. I remember the first time I heard it, I nearly had to stop my car I was so blown away by it.

Mimishimi Sat 23-Feb-13 12:20:03

Well, I watched the interview on Youtube and I don't really see what the fuss is all about? First of all, he hardly interviewed her at all. Said that every interview he's seen "drags up all of her past" after just mentioning her mental health problems, showed no interest in her music, said one song was "wildly optimistic" (which has a negative connotation) and generally sounded like an officious prat.

She still has a pair of the most gorgeous eyes I have ever seen.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 23-Feb-13 11:47:27


Watch it

MadameBoolala Wed 20-Feb-13 19:22:55

and most offices in the 'real world'.

Mitchy1nge Wed 20-Feb-13 19:19:51

well that wipes out a lot of people in the entertainment industry, and politics, straight away

MadameBoolala Wed 20-Feb-13 19:15:37

Clearly anyone who has had any problem with their mental health shouldn't be allowed on the television.

MrsWolowitzerables Wed 20-Feb-13 19:10:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FlouncingMintyy Wed 20-Feb-13 18:46:56

Why the hell shouldn't be interviewed if she has mental health problems? Why not? Please expand.

MadameBoolala Wed 20-Feb-13 18:41:39

breadyegg surely you can see that the 'she needs a slap' comment was ill advised?

cumfy Wed 20-Feb-13 15:54:02

'Are you trying to convince me or yourself?'

I thought this was a fantastic question ... just wrong time and wrong place.

It really did seem she was trying to convince herself.grin

FellatioNels0n Wed 20-Feb-13 15:41:52

I didn't see it but I'm not surprised. She's famous for it - like a female Van Morrison! I've never heard her say anything pleasant yet. I really like her as an artist too, but she is an unlikeable, self-absorbed twat.

cornycourvoisier Wed 20-Feb-13 15:21:53

Did you watch 'The Office' breadyegg.
Are you one of those people who didn't understand what was so funny about it?

Sunnywithshowers Wed 20-Feb-13 13:52:50

'ishoos' and 'mental capacity' breadyegg - can I suggest that you read up about mental health problems (or comments about SOC on this thread, for that matter).

A man with her history of mental health problems would not have been patronised like that.

And as other posters have pointed out, she does live in the 'real' world.

Angelfootprints Wed 20-Feb-13 13:43:09

Only people who work "in the office " live in the real world it seems.

DoctorAnge Wed 20-Feb-13 13:40:10

She lives very much in the real world how ridiculous

MechanicalTheatre Wed 20-Feb-13 13:32:53

She doesn't have the mental capacity to cope with it? She made a bit of an arsey comment! She didn't go on a murderous rampage around the studio.

breadyegg Wed 20-Feb-13 12:57:05

Well, it's fairly clear that she's got 'ishoos' in which case she probably shouldn't put herself in a position where she is interviewed.

As we know, the media aren't very kind and she obviously doesn't have the mental capacity to cope with it. I see far worse 'attacks' on people in the office every day and they don't react like that. She should think herself lucky she's not in the 'real world'.

It's got nothing to do with her ability as an artist.

DameIanMcKellan Wed 20-Feb-13 12:37:04


Now I've looked it up and now I know what Eddie Mair looks like and I do not like finding out what radio voices look like.

Damn the lot of you!

cornycourvoisier Wed 20-Feb-13 10:52:33

I totally agree madameboolala

'Are you trying to convince me or yourself?'

why does he think she gives a shit about what he thinks?
Such a smug, conceited thing for him to say.

CloudsAndTrees Wed 20-Feb-13 10:51:12

She was asked perfectly nicely how she was.

She was the first to be rude with the way she responded.

I appreciate that her interviewer didn't respond to her rudeness well and actually just made the situation worse. But if she had given a pleasant response to a pleasant question it wouldn't have happened in the first place.

But of course according to some people, giving a pleasant response to a simple question is just the same as shutting your mouth to years of state sanctioned abuse and enforced slavery. hmm

MadameBoolala Wed 20-Feb-13 10:40:22

Ooh look, I invented a new verb!

MadameBoolala Wed 20-Feb-13 10:39:44

The more I think about this the more incensed I get.

Why, why, why did she have to be 'mature' when faced with a question that was obviously intended to provoke?

'Are you trying to convince me or yourself?'. I can't read that in any other way than a snarky.

cornycourvoisier Wed 20-Feb-13 09:07:44

I've also ordered one of sinead's albums due to this thread. I've ordered 'The best of..'but will definitely order the new one as well.

I'm so pleased as it includes her version of 'Don't cry for me Argentina' which I've just discovered due to listening to her on youtube over the last couple of days. It's amazing.

wordfactory Wed 20-Feb-13 08:33:15

Well clouds, the easy thing for her to do would be to say 'fine thank you' but she doesn't choose easy. She chooses honest.

whiteandyelloworchid Wed 20-Feb-13 07:42:09

Her song troy is so powerful

I often sing that as the screaming part

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