Shut up and go away!
Sinead O’Connor is apologizing for her past comments criticizing white people and “non-Muslims.” Last November the Irish singer — who converted to Islam in 2018 and now uses the name Shuhada’ Davitt — sparked outrage by sending a self-professed “racist” tweet announcing that she no longer wanted to “spend time with white people again,” blasting them as “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.”Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) November 6, 2018
The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer — who famously tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a controversial 1992 Saturday Night Live performance in protest against the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic church — was called an “embarrassment to Ireland” over her November rant, with many commenters telling her to “get some help.”
O’Connor is now backtracking on her inflammatory remarks on the heels of an appearance on Ireland’s Late Late Show on Friday. The 52-year-old wore a red robe and hijab for the show, where she performed her most famous single and discussed her Islamic faith.
As regards to remarks I made while angry and unwell, about white people… they were not true at the time and they are not true now. I was triggered as a result of islamophobia dumped on me. I apologize for hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets lord knowsSinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) September 8, 2019
Her mea culpa received a mostly warm reception from fans……