Miley Cyrus' jaw-dropping duet of her "We Can't Stop" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" at the VMAs Sunday night has drawn a lot of negative chatter about the 20-year-old singer's stage antics, even among her fellow celebrities. Miley infamously cavorted about the Brooklyn stage, scantily dressed, as she used a big foam finger to point out her nearly exposed crotch. But it was her twerking against her 36-year-old singing partner Robin Thicke that's continuing to be talked about today, according to E! News on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Grammy and Tony Award-winning Cyndi Lauper said, "I just felt like that was so beneath her and raunchy, really raunchy", adding, "It wasn't even art".
Cyndi, 60, was being interviewed by an Australian radio station when she called Miley Cyrus out for her over-the-top Sunday night stage performance.
Cyndi is also known for her own risque song "She Bop", which allegedly was all about female masturbation, but stopped short of being literal. She takes issue, however, with the blended messages of the two songs Cyrus and Robin Thicke did a the VMAs.
Lauper thinks it sent the wrong message to Miley's core audience of young girls, by basically saying when a woman says no she means yes. The singer equates that basically to date rape.
Cyndi Lauper is no stranger to the outrageous, even banking her career on it. So to be called out by her means you must really be over the line.
Even though Lady Gaga rocked the Barclays Center in a seashell thong bikini, Cyndi noted that at least there was an artistry behind it. She called Miley's look a desperate bid for attention.
Other celebs took issue with Cyrus' performance as well, according to the Daily News.
"Watching VMAs. Haven't been in a strip club in a while, but good to see nothing has changed", tweeted comedian Bill Maher during the show.
Actor James Van Der Beek wrote on Twitter that there's apparently nothing you can do with a foam finger that you can't air on MTV, in reference to Miley’s simulation of oral sex.
Pics of camera cuts to Will Smith and his children Willow, 12, and Jaden, 15, as they watched the performance with varying degrees of shock and apparent disgust, have gone viral.
Actress Brooke Shields, who portrayed Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana mom on TV, said on the Today show that she does not approve.
"Where did I go wrong?", Shields quipped, adding that she also found the performance a bit desperate. "(Our children) can't watch that".
The Parents' Television Council weighed in calling Miley's twerking in a nude-colored bikini unacceptable.
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