O’Connor’s words were tough, but the message was one of support for Cyrus’s dignity as a woman and an artist.
Cyrus responded on Twitter by reposting a series of pained messages O’Connor had tweeted while suffering a nervous breakdown several years ago and searching for a psychiatrist. With casual cruelty, Cyrus tweeted: “Before Amanda Bynes ... there was ...” She then offered that she had no time to respond to the open letter because she was preparing for her star turn on SNL.
That’s the sort of person Saturday Night Live, the arbiter of American pop culture coolness, celebrates and honors.
Mona Charen is a nationally syndicated columnist.