On October 3, 1992, Sinéad O'Connor tore up a picture of the then Pope on Saturday Night Live and declared, “Fight the real enemy.” Do you agree with what she did?
Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor's declaration back in 1992 that the Catholic Church was rotten to its core and pedophile priests and their enablers were the real enemy caused a massive worldwide reaction. Twenty-six years ago today, she stood in front of an SNL audience and tore up a picture of the Pope, an action that was to have a considerable impact on her life and career and an action that tainted some people's view of her up until this day.
With what we now know of the truth of the Catholic church cover-ups and with worsening scandals continuing to emerge, IrishCentral founder Niall O'Dowd earlier this year called for an apology for O'Connor and applauded her bravery in speaking out.
On the 26th anniversary of her 1992 SNL appearance, tell us whether you agree with what she did and why. Make your voice heard in the poll below and be sure to let us know why you voted in the comments section, below.
Why do you agree or disagree with Sinéad O'Connor tearing up the photo of the Pope? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.