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Cyndi Lauper hits out at 'Blurred Lines' "date rape", Miley "raunch"

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Cyndi Lauper has hit out at Miley Cyrus's recent performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Speaking to Australian radio show Brig & Lehmo, Lauper compared Cyrus's controversial appearance to Girls Gone Wild.

Cyndi Lauper arriving at the 67th Annual Tony Awards in New York

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Cyndi Lauper arriving at the Tony Awards

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus wow the crowd.

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Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus wow the crowd.



She also attacked the song 'Blurred Lines' - which Cyrus performed with Robin Thicke - by suggesting that it advocates date rape.

"[That performance was] so sad, so sad," Lauper said. "That was like Girls Gone Wild. 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'."

Going on to speak about Cyrus, Lauper continued: "There she is, a young 20-something, trying to prove she can hang with the big boys and girls, basically simulating a Girls Gone Wild video on stage. I just felt like it was so beneath her and really raunchy.



"It 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."

Cyrus has received criticism from various places for her VMAs performance, with the Parents Television Council, Brooke Shields and *NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick just some of the people to speak out about the appearance.

However, she has also been supported by Thicke's father, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake and Adam Lambert, with her famous father Billy Ray Cyrus saying that she will always be his "little girl".

Watch Miley Cyrus's performance at the MTV VMAs below:

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