Fans react to Cyndi Lauper's fiery women's rights speech at 2021 VMAs

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Girls still just wanna have fun — but women just want equal rights. Before delivering the award for best pop record at the 2021 MTV VMAs, Lauper came with a message in mind for her fellow woman.
Girls still just wanna have fun — but women just want equal rights.

Legendary pop star Cyndi Lauper came to the 2021 MTV VMAs at Brooklyn's Barclays Center with a message in mind for her fellow woman, delivered before she presented the award for best pop record.

"How are you doing? I won a Moon Person at the very first VMAs in 1984. Things are a little different now," Lauper, 68, said. "Yeah, girls wanna have fun. But we also want to have funds. Equal pay. Control over our bodies! You know, fundamental rights."

The award went to Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar and Giveon for "Peaches," but it was of course Lauper's feminist oratory that seemed to galvanize social media.

"I would follow Cyndi Lauper into hell," said Vulture writer Anne Victoria Clark.

"What ever happened to artists who were brave enough to speak their mind? Cyndi…
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