Sinead O'Connor - Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary tribute concert. (1992)

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busterkeatonsbriefs : I would have expected better from Bob Dylan fans. How disappointing and embarrassing for themselves.

Tim : I think the funniest thing about the whole pope controversy was that people were so vitriolic towards her for what she did but it was completely justified, she was 100% right about what she was speaking out against. It goes without saying, most people did not care too much about the pope or the catholic church before she tore up the picture, but then she goes and does it, and then everyone loses their minds. What irritates me the most is that she has never received an apology from anyone. It was endless vitriol from such idiotic people who were on the wrong side of history, seeking to assassinate the character of a caring and honest woman.

Blanka Rotten : This is the most punk performance I've ever watched. She's such a brave woman and a truly inspiration to live up to.

Pedro Pereira : Americans... Cheering Miley Cyrus but booing Sinead... Sad, plastic souls

funkcool : how many ignorant people can fulfill an entire stadium?

Sicario 13 : Kristoferson is a gentleman

jen8rve : She stood there and got right back in their faces. This is why I love Sinead and  the Irish. Courageous, passionate, spirited.  "When the color of a man's skin is no more important than the color of his eyes."

River Man : She's been the center of controversy her entire career because she's simply before her time and the public can't handle her. She ripped up the picture of the Pope. ''Oh how disrespectful!'' Look at EVERYTHING that has come out over the years regarding the Vatican, the Catholic church and all it's child abuse cover-up's! O Connor is right. I'm genuinely embarrassed for the thousands in attendance that bullied her during this concert. May they all look back now and hang their heads in shame for being so wrong.

CharlotteNCJack : For the of you who don't know Sinead is a devout Christian and has actually been ordained as a priest in a non-catholic splinter affiliation. She did what she did in response to child abuse committed by Catholic Priests.

youtubedemi : She fronted them and won, not easy to do with this number of hooligans. She has every right to express her views, that's what artist's do. A woman with balls.

Koettnylle : I fucking love that look on her face when shes done

futurret : This is where most people would be silenced, cowardly leaving the stage immediately. She stood there, took the response and then gave back. Wonderful, 10/10 exemplary performance. For a recent video this reminded me of, search for "BE HATED" by Veritasium.

Raniera Malton : At least she stood her ground. ✊

Marianne V : She is unbelievable glorious! So brave and strong woman. She surely knew very well how controversial her acts will be but she still followed her heart and what was right, staying true to herself. Rare people can do that. I wouldn't think any of those booers in the audience, such a shame for them. And how great brave response from her to the audience. Can do nothing but look up to her. Keep it up sis!

frank Walton : Don't want to presume but I think Dylan totally approved.

Jay stevenson : she has really beautiful eyes

Preben Johansen : Courage and integrity! <3

almirCCR :  Kris Kristofferson told her not to "let the bastards get you down"

skropik2 : She has more balls than all of those booing males.

Mr. Ben : I love her stare after finishing her song, so bad ass.

Gary O : I was at this show... so upsetting to me... very intense moment... I just wept.

JM Salamanca : Courage! My deep admiration to such a brave and sensible artist. After all these years, people and media finally realised she was right and way ahead of her time. Love, Sinead.

Mario Jose Campos : Strong woman!

piwitron : Can't believe this happened at a Dylan's tribute concert. I'd imagine Dylan's fan and rest of audience a little bit more insightful than the average Joe.

Ezra Rose : This is what courage looks like. 

Thomas Fleming : She was and is.....wait for it......RIGHT!!!

junkybabes : stupid yanks, she was right for slagging off catholic church, she knew what had been going on in Ireland in the churches and pope's name

tytits : I have always thought that this moment, was a moment of absolute proof, of just how divided people are and how ignorant they are not just in the United States, but the world over. A black group sang a song called war a few decades ago in the disco/funk era, about the same thing, and yet that song not only became popularized, but even became a headlining song in the movie rush hour. However, in the 90's they couldn't take a song that she truly sang from the heart? it's absolutely amazing to me. Put a funky beat to a song and people jump all over it, but come to people as a real human being and not afraid to show emotion, and they jump all over you like you've committed mass murder or something. People are always corrupted over issues of religion which is why in my opinion, its worse to talk about religion than it is to talk about politics or anything else.

laurionline : Omg that crowd were mean. She is super sweet. Dont get it.

WALTER SOBCHAK : Kristofferson was such a class act. It's time for the world to apologize to her and the Irish.

coalseamwig : Compassion and Respect for Sinead on this sad day for her.

Lutz Richter : She was so brave, and it was a shame. Bobness had to be come and support her. But the" Veterans" of freedom and peace where in in between so established, they couldnt follow her! My respect for Shinead!!! And for Chris

Sileithel : WOW. When she came out on stage she had this beautiful, sort of innocent, shy smile... it makes me want to hug her. I don't think she realised she was being booed at first... So brave, she kept her cool until she was off the stage and just then did she start crying. Amazing response to an incredibly awful situation. COURAGE.

Vineca Gray : Genius is forever steeped in controversy. Beautiful Sinead.

Philip Burman : So whose sorry now that we know the truth. Well done Sinead, one tough Celtic lady. Popes come and Popes go but the truth is still the truth.

wtfutube78 : what a brave artist

cindy morris : To all the haters and the uninformed, that don't have a clue as to why she tore up a photo of the pope on SNL in 1992. She represented those that have lived and are living there, in Ireland, that have been and are being abused in many ways including sexual abuse of innocent children. They've been forced to give the best of their crop, their herds and their flock to the "royals" of that country. They were forced to starve all under a ruse of a "famine". They were forced to sit idly by while the man that was suppose to represent Christ did nothing to stop it but hid it. Sinead had brass balls for standing up on live television to demonstrate publicly the war on the mistreatment of her people and the sexual abuse of innocent children by the Magistrate. She had to do it on live tv because it would've been edited out otherwise. The more that people speak out and take a stand against the exploitation and abuse to inform and educate the public,will undoubtedly make a difference for the betterment of our children.

J-Man Stryker : that so disrespectful

Stephen Nicholls : An amazing era when we had artists that had a pair


kyle nicholson : That must have been such a crazy rush of anger and adrenaline!!!!

n/a n/a : if you think any of this has 'gotten better' now because 'most' people decades later  agree/realize that Sinead O'Connor was correct/courageous in her accusations of the pope and the many in the catholic hierarchy who covered it all up, you are dead wrong.  there may be more people willing to voice their opinions about such things... and maybe if Sinead O'Connor ripped up a picture of the pope on SNL *now* there would not be as much of a backlash...  but the catholic church remains above all law, and their abuse has NOT stopped, but simply become even more hushed.   Sinead not only 'knew about' such abuse in catholic institutions, she lived it.  and people who had no clue about what they were protesting, but just had 'knee-jerk' reactions 'booed', and verbally screamed at a woman who HAD been abused by the church, and tried to bring attention to it for the many thousands who *are still being abused* by the church.  appalling.   you can all throw out your "WWJD" (what would Jesus do?) paraphernalia, because if you have truly read the Gospels you will know that  Jesus Christ would have done ( and did do in HIS time) the equivalent of what Sinead did.   not blindly defend a church that is abusing children and covering it up. and really?  Joe Pesci??  these actors/celebrities make fun of/dishonor the truly Faithful all of the time... make fun of/dishonor Jesus Christ all of the time... and you cheer because someone like him says he would 'slap her'??  he has no Faith or Honor towards Christ!  sure, *slap* someone who was abused/victimized by the church in her own life, while you wallow in your own lack of true Faith.  you do know that slapping someone who was abused as a child like that IS a sin right??  oh, but you got a standing ovation.  that's all that counts.   and with all of her overblown, shameless behavior, poor Madonna couldnt get so much publicity overnight as a sincere courageous woman who made one statement with her clothes on did, so she also had to make fun of her.  yeah, oh i am sure Madonna was offended by an offense against the catholic church... give me a break. until the church, as well as *any* organization that takes advantage of, or abuses people and their power over them is stopped....WAR.

Claire Majella : Dear God. I had no idea. Blind but NOW I see. Brave, defiant, awesome does not come close. Hold On Sinead. Hold On.

Ellen Falls : I am ashamed of my countrymen for their dreadful behavior. Thank you, Kris.

Raniera Malton : At least she stood her ground. ✊

SuperBigblue19 : Now consider what kind of crowd you are going to get in NYC at a Dylan concert. And then get jeered. by that crowd? She tried to be brave but totally underestimated  her actions and the reaction to them.  Her stare was not "bad ass", it was the reality that she had  threw her career down the shitter.

seawaves66 : I love Sinead. She is a rare, fierce, beautiful, brave, incredibly talented artist. I feel sorry for people who don't 'get' her because they are really missing out on someone amazingly special and gifted. She is NOT like any other singer. Who is there today that can compare to Sinead? No one!

TheDAT573 : The public crucifixion of Sinead O'Connor. They made her pay, got their pound of flesh.

mike lrourkes : She should of just walked off!! even now its painful to see her go through that!!

astrid varela : bella, valiente, pocas como ella, y el público inquisidor, que lástima de "sociedad".