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Sinead O’Connor revisits Pope photo ‘SNL’ controversy


The Irish singer-songwriter says she removed a picture of the then-pontiff from her mother’s bedroom wall after the older woman died, according to an excerpt from O’Connor’s upcoming memoir, “Rememberings”. Rolling Stone Magazine Stone.

“When he visited Ireland in 1979 it was taken ‘Ireland young people,’ after doing a show of land kisses at Dublin airport like the flight that was said to have become so much more frightening, ‘I love you I do,” reads the excerpt. “What a claptrap. Nobody loves us. Not even God. Surely, even our mother and father could not stand us.”

Prior to his “SNL” appearance, O’Connor was “annoyed for a few weeks” after “finding brief articles about children buried in the back pages of Irish newspapers”. ravaged by priests But whose stories are not believed by the police or the bishop, their parents report it,” she writes, according to the excerpt.

She was also furious at the time because a man she knew in New York City had confessed to her that he was a drug dealer who was using children as “mules” and was killed by a rival drug dealer. Was expecting, according to the route, in Rolling Stone.

O’Connor recalled how Irish singers and activists Bob Geldof A picture of Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta on a TV show in 1978 peaked at #1 on the chart after their Boomtown Rats single, “Rat Trap”, overtook the pair’s “Summer Nights” song. Book portion.

“My intention was always to destroy the Pope’s picture of my mother,” O’Connor wrote. “It represents lies and liars and misconduct.”

During a rehearsal of Bob Marley’s late-night performance of “War”, O’Connor placed a photo of a Brazilian street child who was killed by police, she writes in a memoir selection.

But when it came time for the live “SNL” show, it tore the Pope’s picture, sparking widespread outrage.

“Everyone wants a pop star, see? But I’m a protest singer,” she writes in the excerpt from the memoir. “I just had stuff to get off my chest.”

“memories” Publishes Tuesday.


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