Cyndi Lauper Calls Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance 'Sad'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.27.2013
And that "Blurred Lines" encourages date rape...
Cyndi Lauper has weighed in on the already-infamous Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and she clearly isn't a fan. Lauper spoke with Australian radio station Gold 104.3 and said that Miley's performance of "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" was "sad."
"That was girl gone wild," said Lauper when asked about it. "So sad, so sad...She's in a song that literally says that the blurred lines allowed you to—when a woman says no, she means yes—-and that's frightful because that's date rape."
Lauper added, "And there she is, a young twentysomething trying to prove she can hang with the big boys and girls, you know, basically simulating a Girl Gone Wild video onstage. And I just felt like that was so beneath her and raunchy, really raunchy. It wasn't even art."
Lauper noted that Lady Gaga's performance, which ended in a seashell thong bikini, had an artistry to it while Miley's was more of a desperate cry for attention.
One person defending Miley though was Adam Lambert, who noted on Twitter:
Listen if it wasn't ur cup of tea—all good but why is everyone spazzing? Hey—she's doin something right. We all talking
When he got called out, he added:
Hold up! I didn't actually state whether or not I liked @MileyCyrus performance. I merely said she was having fun and to cut her some slack
Whew folks are all heated bout this. Hilarious. I can't help it that I'm a contrarian—just another healthy debate