Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has faced a backlash for claiming on Twitter that she never wants to spend time with non-Muslim people again.
Shuhada' Davitt, formerly known as Sinéad O'Connor, has claimed that she does not wish to spend any more time with non-Muslim people just a month after announcing her conversion to Islam.
In a serious of tweets, the 51-year-old Irish singer said that she was about to write "something so racist" before stating: "But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that's what non-muslims are called). Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting."
I'm terribly sorry. What I'm about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it. But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that's what non-muslims are called). Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting.— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) November 6, 2018
The former Catholic priest then continued to ask whether her speech would be banned when people like Donald Trump "pew the satanic filth upon even my country," adding that Americans were complicit if they did not fire him.
Everyone says the Poor Americans are the victim of Trump. But you hired him. So fire him. Otherwise you're complicit. It is the same with all so called Islamic Terrorism. Which is exactly what the devil wants and loves. #WatchTheWomen sing the fucker to sleep— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) November 6, 2018
The "Nothing Compares to You" singer has felt the backlash, however, with Muslims replying to her tweet to say #notintheirname.
O'Connor has been very open about her struggle with mental illness. In 2007 she told "The Oprah Winfrey Show" she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003.
The singer herself has spoken out about how hard it is for people, celebrities, in particular, to talk openly about mental illness. In an interview in the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide she told Sky’s "Entertainment Week":
“When you admit that you are anything that could be mistakenly, or otherwise, perceived as ‘mentally ill’ you know that you are going to get treated like dirt so you don’t go tell anybody, and that’s why people die.”