In case you haven’t been keeping up with the doings of Irish one-hit-wonder Sinead O’Connor, you may be surprised to learn that the “Nothing Compares to U” singer has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada Davitt. O’Connor, who is not just crazy by entertainment world standard but by medical diagnosis, went on an extraordinary Twitter rant on Tuesday, proclaiming her hatred for white people, Donald Trump, and her social media critics, which are legion.
“I’m terribly sorry,” O’Connor/Davitt wrote in her first tweet. “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.”
Two points: Someone whisper to Shuhada and tell her, psst, you’re white. Second, we’re pretty sure “white people” are not what non-Muslims are called.
Carry on, ma’am.
“Interesting to see if Twitter bans this when it allows people like Trump and Milbank spew the satanic filth upon even my country,” she wrote in another tweet.
She followed that one up with: “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 f***er to sleep.”
We couldn’t quite follow the track of that thought. Who is complicit with “so called” Islamic terrorism? What does the devil want and love? Who are the Women and what are they singing? Where do we go to watch? Who is Milbank? So many unanswered questions.
After complaints started rolling in, O’Connor said simply: “Forgive me. Sometimes the Lord needs dirty workers.”
She concluded the rant with: “Final word. If its ‘Crazy’ to care. Then by all means, spank my ass and call me Fruity loops :)”
Last month, O’Connor made headlines with her conversion to Islam, which she explained by saying it was “the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey.”
We can only hope there is much more social media wisdom coming from this intelligent theologian over the next few months.
But seriously, someone get this girl on some medication.