In light of the horrible revelations about the Catholic church in Pennsylvania, definitely worth remembering:
When was the first time you heard that the Catholic Church was teeming with child abuse? If you're my age, it was Sinead O'Connor on SNL. She was almost universally treated like a crazy person who had said something bizarre and unforgivable. pic.twitter.com/5ZmlNBK8Ex
— Daniel Radosh (@danielradosh) August 16, 2018
O’Connor was booed off stage at the Dylan 30th Anniversary concert the next week. (Kris Kristofferson is a mensch.) Her reasons for tearing the picture, which she clearly explained, were mostly ignored. And what happened to her career is a good illustration of why so much abuse went covered up for so long.
In related news, this is a good story about the church’s so-far successful battle to protect itself from any accountability in Pennsylvania.