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Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: Cyndi Lauper Says It Encourages "Date Rape" While Adam Lambert Defends Her

Miley Cyrus, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Lambert Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for MTV, PacificCoastNews.com, GLAAD/Judi Price

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."

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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."

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Lauper pointed out that while Lady Gaga rocked a seashell thong bikini to kick off the festivities, there was an artistry behind it, whereas she implied Cyrus' twerking was merely a desperate bid for attention.

Following the collective freak-out over Miley's over-the-top antics, which left some viewers feeling violated, one of her other contemporaries however was a little more forgiving.

"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," tweeted Adam Lambert 

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Miley Cyrus, MTV Video Music Awards Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV

While defending her, the American Idol alum was quick to clarify he wasn't weighing in personally on the merits of her peep show, however.

"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," Lambert added.  

In fact, Lambert says he was just playing the devil's advocate.

"Whew folks are all heated bout this. Hilarious. I can't help it that I'm a contrarian—just another healthy debate," he said.

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