Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Left to right, Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor: Cyrus’s naive admonition of O’Connor has been nearly universally condemned. photograph: pa wire

Myley Cyrus’s ill-judged and thoughtless riposte to Sinéad O’Connor last week has at least highlighted the fact that old prejudices about mental healt(...)