Congressman tweets that Cyndi Lauper is hot

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A Tennessee Congressman who tweeted that Cyndi Lauper is hot says it was just a joke.

Democratic Representative Steve Cohen, who represents the Memphis area, had attended a White House event last week that focused on the music of Memphis. Lauper was one of the performers.

Cohen had tweeted to Lauper, "Great night, couldn't believe how hot u were. See you again next Thursday. Try a little tenderness" -- then he deleted it 21 minutes later. Cohen says it was just a prank to get publicity for the event, which will be shown on PBS this week.

He says Lauper had no idea he was going to write that.

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