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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:47 PM

Sinead rips up the Pope's picture (1992)

Twenty years ahead of her time:


The next week, Joe Pesci would host the show and, in his monologue, would tell the audience how he would have physically assaulted her if he'd been hosting a week earlier - and he received wild applause from the audience.

That same week, she would get booed by Bob Dylan fans at a concert.

Of course, this guy was awesome enough to be one of the lone voices to stand up for her:


A track from last year's album about the Vatican and its crimes against children:

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Reply Sinead rips up the Pope's picture (1992) (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Feb 2013 OP
amuse bouche Feb 2013 #1
Dawson Leery Feb 2013 #2
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #3
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #4
Adenoid_Hynkel Feb 2013 #5
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #7
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #6
midnight Feb 2013 #8
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #9
KansDem Feb 2013 #10
dsc Feb 2013 #12
hollysmom Feb 2013 #11

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:50 PM

1. I remember that

What a fabulous protest. So gutsy

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:07 PM

2. Pesci was simply defending his fellow Nostras.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:10 PM

3. The best way to stop people from being a catholic adult

 

is to raise them as catholic children.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:15 PM

4. I knew at the time how incredibly hypocritical and ignorant it was for them to boo her at a DYLAN

tribute.

I was disgusted.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:18 PM

5. of course, Dylan himself wasn't much help

and refused to defend her when pressed in interviews after the show

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:20 PM

7. Yup.

And it was a no-brainer.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:20 PM

6. Singer Sinead O’Connor has revealed she was a victim of the Magdalene Laundries

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Sinead-OConnor-reveals-her-torment-after-she-was-sent-to-a-Magdalene-Laundry-190173211.html

Sinead O’Connor reveals her torment after she was sent to a Magdalene Laundry
Singer says Laundries experience is why she ripped up Pope photo on TV
By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer
Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:20 AMUpdated Thursday, February 7, 2013, 9:32 AM

Singer Sinead O’Connor has revealed she was a victim of the Magdalene Laundries scandal – and it affected her for life.

The ‘Nothing Compares 2U’ hit-maker has made the revelation in an interview with the Irish Sun newspaper.

She spoke out just 24 hours after the publication of a damning report on the Laundries which has highlighted state collusion with the Nuns who ran them.

O’Connor, now 46, has told the Irish Sun how she was just 14 when she was sent to the Sisters of

Our Lady of Charity laundry in Dublin after she was labelled a ‘problem child.’

She told the paper: “We were girls in there, not women, just children really. And the girls in there cried every day.

“It was a prison. We didn’t see our families, we were locked in, cut off from life, deprived of a normal childhood.

“We were told we were there because we were bad people. Some of the girls had been raped at home and not believed.

Read more: Pressure mounts on Government to issue formal apology to Magdalene survivors

“One girl was in because she had a bad hip and her family didn’t know what to do with her. It was a great grief to us.”

The rock star explained how her 18 months in High Park in the Drumcondra suburb of Dublin left her so angry at the injustice that it was part of the reason she caused worldwide controversy by tearing up a picture of the Pope on live television.

She added: “It wasn’t the only reason, but it was one of them.”

Lashing out at the Church’s ‘flaccid’ apology, O’Connor said she was ‘disgusted’ by it.

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http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/an-open-letter-from-sinead-oconnor-on-the-magdalene-laundries-report

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Sinead-OConnor-claims-baby-boy-was-snatched-from-mothers-arms-in-Magdalene-Laundry-190582881.html

Sinead O’Connor claims baby boy was snatched from mother’s arms in Magdalene Laundry
Singer makes official complaint to Irish police

By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer
Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:10 AM


Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Sinead-OConnor-claims-baby-boy-was-snatched-from-mothers-arms-in-Magdalene-Laundry-190582881.html#ixzz2KcjyAUCK
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Sinead O’Connor has demanded that Irish police find the baby she witnessed being ‘stolen’ by Magdalene Laundry nuns from a young mother.

The singer claimed in the Irish Sun newspaper that she saw a newborn baby boy being ‘torn’ from a friend’s arms during her spell in a Dublin laundry.

The controversial rock star spent over a year in a Magdalene Laundry as a teenager.

The paper reports that she has now reported the traumatic baby incident to police in Wicklow. Officers have confirmed they have launched a criminal probe into the allegations.

O’Connor told the paper that she suspects a cover-up by those involved.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:25 PM

8. K&R For this courages Irish women....

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:32 PM

9. different pope.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:05 PM

10. Let me see if I understand this...

Sinead O'Connor was protesting the molestation of Irish boys by priests 20-21 years ago?

This scandal has been simmering for at least that long?



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Response to KansDem (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:53 PM

12. Lord alone knows how long the abuse has been going on

but the outcries date from the early 1970's at the least. By the time Sinead ripped the photo many diocese in the US had been sued multiple times for abuse.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:07 PM

11. wow! following one of the links in the story it seems that these laundries

existed in the US as well!! I did not know that. What is wrong with people!?!?

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