Pop music legend, Cyndi Lauper is no stranger to risque performance art but Miley’s latest feat has shocked even her.
Lauper recently won Best Score for Kinky Boots at the 2013 Tony Awards and shot to fame in 1983 with the hit song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.
Following Sunday’s performance, Lauper spoke to Australia’s Brig and Lehmo radio show saying, Miley’s performance at the VMAs this year was “so sad, so sad. That was like Girls Gone Wild.” She also criticised the song “Blurred Lines” that Miley sang with Robin Thicke on stage during their performance.
“She’s in a song that literally says that the blurred lines allow you to - when a woman says no, she means yes. And that is frightful, because that’s date rape. That’s like, ‘It’s okay, it’s cool, because it’s really just a blurred line’.”
Comparing Miley’s act with Gaga’s opening rendition of her latest single, “Applause”, Lauper claimed: “[Miley’s] was raunchy. It wasn’t even art, it was raunch. I just felt sad - I felt really sad for her. I know Gaga mooned everybody and I was laughing, thinking to myself, ‘It’s a naked video’, but at least it was art. It was like art. The other one was like raunch.”
Cyndi is only the latest in a string of celebs to come out in criticism of Miley, Brooke Shields and *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick have also expressed their distain over the appearance calling it “desperate” and “disappointing”.
Meanwhile Billy Ray Cyrus is staying strong in adamant support of his daughter, informing the press that she will always be his “little girl”.
The VMAs usually promise to be a controversial award show and Miley has certainly kept to that promise this year!
People may not be a fan of her performance, but “Blurred Lines” has been one of the biggest hits this year. Do you guys think Cyndi Lauper’s criticisms are valid?