Nothing compares to shots fired via social media. Irish singer Sinead O’Connor took to Facebook on Tuesday to voice her displeasure about Kim Kardashian West recently gracing the cover of Rolling Stone. She did not mince words.
“What is this c— doing on the cover of Rolling Stone ? Music has officially died,” O’Connor wrote. “Who knew it would be Rolling Stone that murdered it? Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh can no longer be expected to take all the blame. Bob Dylan must be f—ing horrified. #BoycottRollingStone”
While music coverage is what Rolling Stone is best known for, it is a popular culture publication. Kardashian is a popular culture figure and certainly not the first non-musician to appear on the cover.
In her RS interview, Kardashian made waves by mentioning why she considers herself a feminist.
“I’ve never really been one on labels, and I don’t like to push my view,” she said. “If I feel something, it’s how I feel. I never say, ‘I feel this way, so you should feel that way.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I just am who I am.”
“But, yeah,” she continued, “I think you would call me a feminist.”
And O’Connor’s criticism is not surprising considering her history of public sparring. Most recently, the singer tiffed with Miley Cyrus in 2013 in the wake of the latter’s “Wrecking Ball” music video, penning three open letters to the young pop star.