SINEAD O’Connor yesterday apologised for saying she doesn’t want to ” spend any more time with white people” after converting to Islam.
The Irish singer, 52, said in a tweet yesterday that she was “angry and unwell” when she made the “racist” comment in October last year.
Sinead O’Connor, pictured on Friday ahead of her appearance on Irish TV, said yesterday that she was sorry for branding white people ‘disgusting’[/caption]
The Irish singer took to Twitter to apologise for the ‘racist’ remarks she made last year[/caption]
She also insisted her remarks were “not true at the time and are not true now”.
It came after Sinead appeared on the popular Irish chat show The Late Late Show on Friday to discuss her new-found faith.
Sinead, who also goes by Shuhada’ Davitt, told how she had “found home” in Islam – and realised she had been a Muslim “all my life”.
The Nothing Compares 2 U star had sparked outrage when she branded white people “disgusting” in the worrying online rant.
O’Connor, 52, appeared on RTE chat show The Late Late Show on Friday to discuss her conversion to Islam[/caption]
She had rounded off her initial Twitter tirade with the hashtags “#TrustMeIAmaSoldier”, “#NotAsF*****CrazyAsSheLooks” and “#ReignOfWhiteMANover.”
And doubling down on her bitter comments a month later, O’Connor blasted: “I’m terribly sorry. What I’m about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it.
“But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that’s what non-muslims are called).
“Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting.”
The singer was pictured in traditional Muslim dress as she made her TV appearance[/caption]
But taking the chance to apologise for her “crazy tweets” yesterday, the former 80s icon tweeted: “As regards to remarks I made while angry and unwell, about white people…
“They were not true at the time and they are not true now.
“I was triggered as a result of islamophobia dumped on me.
“I apologise for hurt caused.
“That was one of many crazy tweets lord knows.”
Sinead tweeted on Sunday to explain that she made her remarks about ‘white people’ when she was ‘angry and unwell’[/caption]
Talking about discovering Islam during her Late Late Show appearance on RTE, Sinead said: “I never thought I’d join another religion.
“I left Islam till last as I had so much prejudice about Islam, you know.
“I read chapter two of the Qu’ran and I realised I’m home, and that I’ve been a Muslim all my life. There’s a way of thinking.
“You can be a Muslim without actually being a Muslim as it’s a headset.
“A Muslim is someone who believes nothing should be worshipped except God.
“In the same way I would have embraced Christianity, there’s things I like and things I don’t like; things I identify with and things I don’t.”
The singer’s lookalike son Shane Lunny, 15, was pictured carrying his mum’s outfit ahead of her TV appearance[/caption]
She was earlier pictured wearing a bright red abaya and a matching hijab as she prepared for the show in Dublin on Friday.
Sinead had arrived at the studio with her lookalike son, 15-year-old Shane Lunny.
Mum-of-four Sinead was previously ordained as a priest by the traditionalist Catholic Tridentine movement in the 1990s.
But announcing her conversion to Islam last year, she wrote: “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim.”
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Sinead added: “This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey.
“All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.
“I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.”
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