‘Holy Terror!’: The day Sinead O’Connor tore up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live

Her green eyes gleaming with determination, Sinéad O’Connor stared into the camera at the Saturday Night Live studio – in the bowels of the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan – and held a photograph in front of her.

obody blinks or says a word. Around her, the excitement of the backstage continued to unfold. This photo shows a child on a Brazilian street being shot and killed by the police. It was October 3, 1992, and O’Connor was rehearsing a cover of Bob Marley’s “War” for her performance on SNL that night. The picture of the child is a calculated distraction. As for her real appearance, she will create a completely different image. And the reaction will be very different. Thirty years on, it’s still a defining moment in the Irish singer’s life and career.

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