Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Speak Out For Women at Risk of HIV/AIDS

By: Julia Watson | February 10, 2010

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today in an interview promoting their VivaGlam AIDS awareness campaign with M.A.C. cosmetics.

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today in an interview promoting their VivaGlam AIDS awareness campaign with M.A.C. cosmetics. While Gaga has admitted to the press lately that she is “really shy” when meeting new folks, and doesn’t spend much time hobnobbing with other celebrities, it was pretty clear that she and Lauper have bonded over the course of their partnership with M.A.C.: Gaga made Cyndi CRY while talking about how much she’s been influenced by Lauper as a musician and a fashion icon. Awww!

Speaking with refreshing candor (for morning TV, anyway) about women’s sexual health, the Grammy-winning duo touched on the importance of sexual independence for women, highlighing the need for women to take responsibility for their own health, demo’d the two M.A.C. lipstick colors they’re selling to raise money for AIDS charities, and appeared to captivate fans and news anchors alike with an infectious brand of starstruck awe. Even Robin Roberts couldn’t help herself, joining in the discussion towards the end of the video, the camera panning back to reveal her and several other folks in the wings, hanging on every word. Ha!

In typical Gaga style, the lovely Lady and her pal Lauper sent hot chocolate to all of their fans waiting outside in the blizzard to catch a glimpse of their idols. Sigh. They just don’t make ’em like this anymore, people!

Need a touch of awesome or an injection of sparkly girl power to brighten your cold morning? Watch this!

Thanks to Amy for making my morning by posting this vid on Facebook first thing today. And thanks to Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga for using their star power to raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause, and for singling out vulnerable groups of women as the focus of their efforts. Awesome sauce!

**Updated: The Viva Glam promo blitz continues on NBC’s Today show: