Even Aretha Franklin can’t help giving her two cents on Miley Cyrus! The Queen of Soul had some choice words for the twerking singer during her appearance yesterday on The Talk, urging Cyrus to get her act together ASAP. Franklin is just one of numerous celebrities who have sounded off on Cyrus in the second half of 2013.
Speaking on The Talk, Franklin said that Cyrus is, “typical of one that's very young. She's having fun, she's doing what she wants to do. But I think at some point she will have to sit and decide whether or not she wants to be viewed as … a legitimate singer or a novelty.”
Of course, some celebrities have been far less diplomatic when it came to giving their views on Cyrus. Project Runway star Tim Gunn spoke about his time on the Sex and the City 2 set with her and described her behavior as "torturous." Last September, Gunn also urged the singer to “stop dressing like a 50-year-old cougar.” But it was just weeks after Cyrus’ infamous twerk-filled performance at the VMA’s that Gunn delivered his most shocking comment about her.
“I don’t think I would say anything to her,” said Gunn to In Touch magazine. “I think I would haul off and give her a great big b*tch slap. She needs to be shocked into listening."
However, the most vocal anti-Cyrus celebrity is ‘90s rocker Sinead O’Connor. After she urged Cyrus to stop “prostituting” herself for the music industry in an open letter, the VMA star fired back with a tweet that compared O’Connor to schizophrenic actress Amanda Bynes. In response, the Irish rocker sent four more open letters to Cyrus and even threatened to sue her unless the insulting tweets were removed.
“I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century could behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner. [To] signal that those who have suffered or do suffer mental health problems are to be mocked and have their opinions invalidated,” she wrote. "Have you no sense of danger at all? or responsibility? Remove your tweets immediately or you will hear from my lawyers. I am certain you will be hearing from all manner of mental health advocacy groups also. It is not acceptable to mock any person for having suffered."