Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: Cyndi Lauper Says It Encourages "Date Rape"
- BROOKLYN NY 08/27/2013 by JOSH GROSSBERG (E ONLINE)
VMA Performance by Miley Cyrus
"Girls just want to have fun, but if you ask Cyndi Lauper, there is indeed a limit when it comes to Miley Cyrus.
In a radio interview with Australia's Brig & Lehmo on Gold 104.3, the '80s superstar slammed the former Hannah Montana actress for her racy performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards.
"That was girl gone wild. So sad, so sad," Lauper told the radio hosts when asked about Cyrus' bumping and grinding as the latter joined forces with Robin Thicke for a medley of their hits "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines."
The 60-year-old Grammy winner, who recently earned a Tony for scoring the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, said she was disturbed by the musical pairing of the songs, saying it sent the wrong message to Miley's mostly adoring teen fans.
"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," noted Lauper.
The "She Bop" singer wasn't done, however.
"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," added Lauper. "It wasn't even art."