In November 2018, singer Sinead O’Connor caused outrage on social media for calling white people “disgusting” after converting to Islam.
Last Sunday, Aug. 8, the 52-year-old Irish singer—who now goes by the name Shuhada Sadaqat—came out and apologized for the tweet that she wrote last year, which said, “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.”
Talking to host Ryan Tubridy on Friday night’s episode of Ireland’s “The Late Late Show,” O’Connor explained that she made the remarks while “while angry and unwell.”
“They were not true at the time and they are not true now,” she wrote. “I was triggered as a result of islamophobia dumped on me. I apologize for the hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets Lord knows.”
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 apologize for hurt caused. That was one of many crazy tweets lord knows
— Sinead O’Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) September 8, 2019