Twerking sensation Miley Cyrus, who is presently in an online feud with Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, failed to take any jabs at the elder, former pop star during her latest hosting stint on Saturday Night Live.
It was almost as if some sort of mockery was missing from the show – Cyrus had already taunted O’Connor about SNL on Twitter:
Sinead. I don't have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 3, 2013
The tweet is so snappy, as O’Connor infamously tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on live television, after a performance on SNL in 1992. That was a much bigger deal than any twerking madness, at the time. Post-Dworkinite feminists attempt to tie politics to Miley’s drymouthed tongue wagging and cellophane tank tops, but her antics are small potatoes compared to O’Connor’s intense display of political and religious idealogy, almost exactly 21 years ago. O’Connor was subsequently banned from Saturday Night Live, and her career and public image were never the same.
Still, Miley, or the handlers of Miley, decided it would be tasteless to make mention of anything O’Connor during her hosting spot, and her appearance on the show was a bit tasteful. No twerkin’. Miley even explained her lack of twerking – “I used to think twerking was cool,” Cyrus explained during her monologue, adding, “but now that white people are doing it it seems kinda lame.” But you… were… white.. always.. too? I never get the jokes.
At this writing, Sinéad hasn’t yet said anything about not being mentioned on the show. It would be quite surprising if she were able to remain quiet, but it’s unlikely. It’s like telling a toddler not to push a button that looks and tastes just like pink Starburst. How could Sinéad not push this button of instantaneous recognition, perceived redemption, boosted metrics, etc?
Image via Twitter.