London: Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O`Connor has slammed TV talent shows, insisiting they lure young people into a "worship of fame" rather than worrying about making good music.
The `Nothing Compares 2 U` singer, famed for her outspoken views, says she is not a fan of music shows as she believes they promote fame and riches rather than writing and singing good songs, Contactmusic reported.
"Well sadly that`s the way the world is, that we`re all brought up to believe material success and everything is where it`s at, and the music business has gone that way, hasn`t it? With all these shows, `Pop Idol` and blah, blah.
"The entertainment is fantastic, but often those shows, they give this kind of thing, it`s like this worship of fame, that people just want to be famous, do you know what I mean? You don`t really hear people going `Oh, I want to be a singer` or `I`ve got something, I really want to get it off my chest` or whatever," she said.