The world was pretty unimpressed when Irish rockers U2 released their latest album Songs Of Innocence in partnership with Apple, and the tracks were available for free download whether you wanted them or not.
The move was heavily criticized, with many saying U2 forced their music on people as the album appeared in users’ music libraries automatically. And Sinéad O’Connor appears to be offended by this, because she has compared it to terrorism.
During an interview with the Daily Mail, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer revealed that she is unforgiving of the rockers “for not standing by their album [Songs Of Innocence] and just putting it out,” and that they instead chose to “force it on people who didn’t want it in the first place.”
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“What they did with iTunes was a badly judged move,” she added. “There was something almost terrorist about it. I’m really not a U2 fan but it wasn’t at all kosher invading people’s lives like that. It was bad management.”
That’s a pretty hectic comparison, and it’s evident O’Connor is no fan, much like many of the users who got the free album, because Apple was forced to create an app that allowed users to remove the album from their music libraries.
“Funny thing is, the kid who devised the app that removed the U2 album from people’s computers, he made a fortune, apparently,” O’Connor confessed to the publication, with a laugh.
However, U2 is not the only band O’Connor is not a fan of: If you don’t remember, she had a rather public feud with Miley Cyrus, and the singer explained just why she has a problem with the former Disney star.
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“I was right when I said the Catholic church sexualized minors and I’m right about the music business doing the same. I know what I’m talking about,” O’Connor told the publication.
“Miley even looks like a kid herself. She’s a very young-looking young woman. She’s come up through Disney, she was Hannah Montana, the whole thing. The music industry is sexualizing the artists that look most like kids. Lady Gaga, who knows that half her audience are minors, was inviting them to simulate masturbation. What kind of people do that?
“As an artist you have to be conscious of minors,” O’Connor continues. If she [Miley] wants to stuff dollars down her throat and wear next to nothing — fine. But not in an environment where minors are going to be exposed to it.”
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