AuthorTopic: Remembering why Sinead O’Connor tore up the pope’s picture on national TV  (Read 771 times)

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Sinead O’Connor performed an a cappella cover of Bob Marley’s “War” on Saturday Night Live on October 3, 1992, rewriting a few of the lyrics to address child abuse, in addition to the song’s initial topics of racism and the horrors of war.

As she finished the song, she produced and tore to shreds a photograph of Pope John Paul II, shouting, “Fight the real enemy!”

In his opening monologue the following week while hosting SNL, actor Joe Pesci insisted that had he been in charge of the show, he would have given O’Connor “such a smack.” This echoed an event from the previous year when O’Connor insisted that the National Anthem not be played before her concert at a venue in New Jersey. Frank Sinatra, while performing at that same venue the next night, threatened to “kick her ass.”

And Jonathan King, a millionaire British television and record producer, and the executive producer of the BPI Awards, stated in an interview with Billboard that she needed to be spanked for her display of bad manners. Ten years later, King would be convicted of several counts of sexual assault on 14- and 15-year-old boys and sentenced to seven years in prison.
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That is one explanation.  The other is that she is bat-shit crazy.
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