Moćno pismo Sinéad O’Connor: Svi vas vole jer zarađuju na vašoj mladosti i ljepoti. Ako imate nevino srce, ne možete prepoznati one koji ga nemaju

Moćno pismo Sinéad O’Connor: Svi vas vole jer zarađuju na vašoj mladosti i ljepoti. Ako imate nevino srce, ne možete prepoznati one koji ga nemaju

Nedavno preminila pjevačica Sinéad O’Connor ili Shuhada’ Sadaqat (muslimansko ime koje je sebi dala) ne prestaje zaokupljati pažnju svjetskih medija, koje nanovo fascinira.

Irska kantautorica, dobitnica je nagrade Grammy, a postala je svjetski poznata 1990. godine s pjesmom “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Tih godina desila se i situacija kada je u jednom tv programu poderala fotografiju rimskog pape – što je bio presedan i razlog da na neki način bude gurnuta u stranu.

Buntovna i bez ustručavanja da kaže šta misli o onome što je smatrala nepravednim, kasnije će reći da je zapravo cijeli život bila muslimanka.

Bosanska javnost nije toliko upoznata da je ova pjevačica ulestvovala i u humanitarnom projektu koji je se ticao pomoći djeci Bosne. 1995. bila našla se među 18 izvođača koji su snimili odličan dobrotvorni album ‘Help’.

Ono što je u medijima posljednjih dana postalo viralno, jeste otvoreno pismo koje je ova umjetnica prije deset godina uputila mlađoj kolegici, Miley Cyrus.

Prijevod dijela pisma u nastavku,te cjelovit original.

…Dakle, ovo je ono što trebam reći… i to govorim s majčinskim duhom i s ljubavlju.
Veoma sam zabrinuta da su vas oni oko vas naveli da povjerujete, ili vas ohrabrili da vjerujete, da je nekako “kul” biti gol i lizati čekiće u svojim video snimcima. Ako je to slučaj, zamaglićete svoj talenat tako što ćete dozvoliti da vas podvode, bilo da je za to kriv muzički biznis ili da sami sebe prostituišete.

Dugoročno gledano, ništa osim štete neće nastati ako dopustite da budete eksploatisani i to nikako nije osnažujuća poruka – ni vama ni bilo kojoj drugoj ženi – da vas treba cijeniti zbog vaše seksualne privlačnosti, a ne zbog očiglednog talenta.

Drago mi je što znam da sam ti uzor i nadam se da ćeš zato dobro paziti na ono što ti govorim. Muzički biznis ne mari za tebe, kao ni bilo ko od nas. Prostituirat će te, i vješto će te natjerati da misliš da je to ono što želiš. Ali kada završiš na rehabilitaciji kao rezultat prostituisanja, ‘oni’ će se sunčati na svojim jahtama na karipskom ostrvu koje su kupili prodajom tvog tijela, a ti ćeš se naći vrlo usamljena.


Nikog od muškaraca koji pilje u vas nije briga, nemojte se zavaravati. Mnoge žene su pobrkale požudu sa ljubavlju. Ako vas seksualno vole, to ne znači da ih je briga za vas. Niko kome je stalo do tebe ne bi mogao podnijeti da ga podvode… a to uključuje i tebe.

-Trebali biste biti zaštićeni kao dragocjena mlada dama od strane svih u vašoj službi i svih oko vas, uključujući i vas.
Ovo je opasan svijet. Ne ohrabrujemo naše kćeri da hodaju gole jer ih to čini plijenom životinja, i manje od životinja, od kojih uznemirujuća većina radi u muzičkoj industriji i povezanim medijima.


Vrijediš više od svog tijela ili seksualnosti. Šou-biznis ne vidi stvari na taj način, oni vole da se stvari vide drugačije, bilo da se radi o časopisima koji vas žele na svojoj naslovnici, ili bilo šta drugo. Nemojte se nadati… svi vas vole jer zarađuju na vašoj mladosti i ljepoti, što nisu mogli osim činjenice da vas vaša mladost zasljepljuje za zla šoubiznisa.

Ako imate nevino srce, ne možete prepoznati one koji ga nemaju.


Ponavljam, imate dovoljno talenta da ne dozvolite da vas muzički biznis prostituiše. Ni ti ne bi trebala dozvoliti da te ismijavaju.

Nemojte ni na trenutak pomisliti da je bilo kome od njih briga za vas. Oni su tu zbog novca… mi smo tu zbog muzike. Tako je uvijek bilo, i uvijek će tako biti. Što prije mlada žena sazna, prije će moći zaista imati kontrolu.


-Vaše pravo osnaživanje kao žene bilo bi da u budućnosti odbijete da iskorišćavate svoje tijelo ili svoju seksualnost kako bi muškarci zaradili novac. Ne moram ni da postavljam pitanje… Dovoljno sam dugo u poslu da znam da muškarci skidajući vas zarađuju više novca od vas. Zaista uopšte nije kul.
I šaljete opasne signale drugim mladim ženama. Molimo vas da ubuduće kažete “ne” kada budu tražili da se prostituišete.


-Svidjelo se to nama ili ne, žene u industriji su uzori i kao takve moramo biti vrlo pažljive s porukama koje šaljemo drugim ženama. Poruka da je nekako kul biti prostituisan…nije tako kul Miley, opasno je.
Žene treba cijeniti mnogo više od njihove seksualnosti. Mi nismo samo objekti žudnje. Ohrabrujem vas da šaljete zdravije poruke svojim vršnjacima da vi i oni vrijedite više od onoga što se trenutno dešava u vašoj karijeri.

Dear Miley,

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today I’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares … So this is what I need to say … And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.

I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it’s the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.
I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you.

The music business doesn’t give a s**t about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted … and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, ‘they’ will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.

None of the men ogling you give a s**t about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a f**k about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a f**k about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a f**k about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped … and that includes you yourself.

Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself. That has to change. You ought be protected as a precious young lady by anyone in your employ and anyone around you, including you. This is a dangerous world. We don’t encourage our daughters to walk around naked in it because it makes them prey for animals and less than animals, a distressing majority of whom work in the music industry and its associated media.

You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn’t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever … Don’t be under any illusions … ALL of them want you because they’re making money off your youth and your beauty … which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business. If you have an innocent heart you can’t recognise those who do not.

I repeat, you have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you. You shouldn’t let them make a fool of you either. Don’t think for a moment that any of them give a flying fuck about you. They’re there for the money… we’re there for the music. It has always been that way and it will always be that way. The sooner a young lady gets to know that, the sooner she can be REALLY in control.

You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done. I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks. I am happy that I made that choice, not least because I do not find myself on the proverbial rag heap now that I am almost 47 yrs of age … which unfortunately many female artists who have based their image around their sexuality, end up on when they reach middle age.

Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you. I needn’t even ask the question … I’ve been in the business long enough to know that men are making more money than you are from you getting naked. It’s really not at all cool. And it’s sending dangerous signals to other young women. Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself. Your body is for you and your boyfriend. It isn’t for every spunk-spewing dirtbag on the net, or every greedy record company executive to buy his mistresses diamonds with.

As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image … whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now … Not because you got naked but because you make great records.

Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that it’s somehow cool to be prostituted … it’s so not cool Miley … it’s dangerous. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. We aren’t merely objects of desire. I would be encouraging you to send healthier messages to your peers … that they and you are worth more than what is currently going on in your career. Kindly fire any motherf*****r who hasn’t expressed alarm, because they don’t care about you.

Sinéad.

Previous Bosanska biciklistkinja 4. na Svjetskom prvenstvu
Next Delegacije kod nekadašnjeg logora Heliodrom u Mostaru: Nije ljudski ovdje graditi muzej

You might also like

DUHOVNOST

Pjevač Adnan Hamidović o odlasku na Umru: Kad sam se vratio u Bosnu, osjećao sam se kao da imam krila

Reper Adnan Hamidović Frenkie večeras ima koncert u Sarajevu nakon dugo vremena. Za O kanal je govorio šta publika može očekivati, prokomentarisao je svoj novi album “Stari Frenkie” ali i

KULTURA I UMJETNOST

11. jula u Konjicu: Izložba akademskog umjetnika Adisa Lukača “Šahid-Svjedok”

Na 28. godišnjicu genocida u Srebrenici, Narodni univerzitet Konjic će u utorak 11. jula 2023. godine s početkom u 20 sati, predstaviti izložbu “Šahid-Svjedok”  bosanskohercegovačkog umjetnika, akademskog skulptora i slikara

KULTURA I UMJETNOST

BHContentLab: Najavljeno snimanje 7 domaćih igranih serija

BH Telecom najavljuje: Bosna i Hercegovina postaje veliki filmski studio BH Telecom planira u naredne tri godine investirati 18 miliona KM u produkciju audio vizuelnog sadržaja Nakon najave ulaska u