- Irish singer, 51, said white people are ‘disgusting’ in bizarre Twitter post today
- Her comments were met with a huge backlash from Muslims and non-Muslims
- Several told former Catholic priest ‘you are disgusting because you are white’
- O’Connor, now called Shuhada’ Davitt, announced her conversion last month
The Irish singer, who now refers to herself as Shuhada’ Davitt, apologised for her ‘racist’ tweet, but said said ‘I never wanna spend time with white people again’.
She branded ‘white people’ or ‘non-Muslims’ disgusting, before adding: ‘interesting to see if Twitter bans this’.
Later tweets posted by the former Catholic priest included the hashtag #TrustMeIAmaSoldier, #NotAsF*****CrazyAsSheLooks’ and #ReignOfWhiteMANover.
The 51-year-old, who has battled with her mental health over the years was met with a furious backlash from both Muslims and non-Muslims.
One person replied: ‘Youre disgusting too then, because you’re are also white.’
Others branded her a ‘hypocrite’ and a ‘racist’, with another commenting: ‘You shouldn’t stereotype.. ppl are different regardless of colour !!!!’
Muslims on Twitter said she was misinterpreting the religion and one used the hashtag #notintheirname.
O’Connor announced she had converted to Islam late last month, posting images of herself wearing a hijab and a video of her reciting the call to prayer.
Today her tweet read: ‘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.’
Responding to the comment, one Muslim Twitter user posted: ‘Islam doesn’t hate or dislike people on basis of their colour.
‘You must change this thinking Shuhada’. Allah is merciful and Prophet Muhammad (saaw) taught us kindness for all.’
Another wrote: ‘So you convert to Islam and now you don’t want to spend time with white people?’
‘If you really think that you’re an embarrassment to Islam, and I for one would not want you tarnishing my religion with this hate speech #notintheirname’
One person commented: ‘Islam does not allow u to be a racist. And logically It also does not allow u to generalise.
‘U cant judge millions because of a few, whatever colour they may be.’
Referring to the negative comments, O’Connor posted again: ‘Forgive me. Sometimes the Lord needs dirty workers ; )’
In late October, the mother-of-four who was ordained as a Catholic priest in the 1990s, wrote: ‘This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim.’
She 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.’
O’Connor also changed her twitter profile image to a Nike tick with the caption ‘wear a hijab. Just do it.’
The singer said she was given her first hijab by her friend Elaine and ‘got chills all over’ her body when she put it on.