Never one to mince her words, Sinéad O’Connor has directed her current bout of disapproval at Rolling Stone’s recent cover featuring Kim Kardashian.
The Irish singer-songwriter took to her Facebook page and used some choice words to vent her frustration at the reality star gracing the cover of the pop culture magazine once famous for its political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson.
“What is this c*** doing on the cover of Rolling Stone?” O’Connor asks, ending her tirade with the hashtag #BoycottRollingStone.
Cover of Rolling Stone!!!! ���� �� @TerryRichardson �� @makeupbymario ���� @mrchrismcmillan ��@carlynecerfdedudzeele pic.twitter.com/VXsBAXmokz— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 1, 2015
�� @RollingStone pic.twitter.com/MIqumSLRJ9— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 1, 2015
“Music has officially died,” she continues, “Who knew it would be Rolling Stone that murdered it?”
“Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh [judges of UK singing talent show fame] can no longer be expected to take all the blame. Bob Dylan must be f***ing horrified.”
Her comments have quickly gone viral, attracting over 20,000 like and 5,000 shares in just five hours, with many speaking out in support of Sinéad’s opinion.
The cover featuring the Kardashian was released earlier this week. and has already attracted a lot of attention.
Some commenters have stated their lack of surprise for Rolling Stone’s decision.
“Rolling Stone hasn't been about the music for a long while now,” says one user, while others have called Sinéad out for using this kind of language to speak about another person.
“Firstly Sinead, Calling a Woman The C Word, No matter what her reputation or career choice is vulgar and says more about you than her. Secondly Rolling Stone Magazine has in the past put on its cover Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Kristen Stewart and other public figures and celebrities so this is not the first time someone outside of the music industry has graced the cover.”
50 Kardashian musical references, with lyrics and backstory: http://t.co/f02uVDnfrC pic.twitter.com/qTinVnd3U1— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 14, 2015
Other comments for and against the cover included: “This is a Rolling porn not the Rolling stone” and “Bob Dylan released an album which could only be bought at Starbucks. I don't think Bob Dylan would be as horrified as you think. Rolling Stone is about selling magazines.”
We wait in anticipation to see will this escalate à la O'Connor's previous online dispute with singer Miley Cyrus.
H/T: Daily Edge.