Singer responds to open letter...
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has responded to Sinead O'Connor's recent 'open letter' with a series of tweets.

One of pop's most high profile figures, each step Miley Cyrus takes is heavily scrutinised. Aware of the enormous pressure the singer is under, Sinead O'Connor - who Cyrus previously cited as an influence - decided to pen the American artist an open letter.

Swiftly circulating online, it offered advice on how to deal with figures within the music industry. Arguing that she was working "in the spirit of motherliness" O'Connor claimed that she had been "dodging phone calls from various newspapers" before penning the note.

However Miley Cyrus doesn't seem to have taken too kindly to the advice. Appearing to move Sinead O'Connor, the singer wrote "Top of the mornin to ya" before posting a screenshot of several erratic tweets the Irish artist made back in 2012.

Battling bi-polar disorder, the tweets clearly come from quite a sensitive place in O'Connor's life. Alongside this, Cyrus compared the singer to Stateside actress Amanda Bynes who is having ongoing mental health difficulties.

Sinead O'Connor replied with an infuriated second open letter, in which she demanded the removal of the offensive tweets. "You have posted today tweets of mine which are two years old, which were posted by me when I was unwell and seeking help so as to make them look like they are recent" she wrote. "In doing so you mock myself and Amanda Bynes for having suffered with mental health issues and for having sought help".

Continuing, the Irish artist added: "It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you".

Clash spoke to Sinead O'Connor last year and found her to be a warm, open and frequently hilarious interviewee - catch up on that feature HERE.

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