After relentlessly being shamed for her parenting style, Pink has announced that she will no longer share images of her children on social media.
The GRAMMY winner told Ellen DeGeneres that the onslaught of hateful comments she receives over posting pictures of her two children on social media has resulted in her refusing to post anymore family photos.
“I won’t share them anymore, I won’t do it,” Pink told DeGeneres.
“I’m not posting pictures of them anymore. I understand people saying you need to be more careful because you are in the public eye and you should have thought of that. And they’re right, but there’s a nice way to say that. There’s a kind way to be online.”
The ‘Walk Me Home’ singer recalled the moment she received backlash after posting a video of her two-year-old son saying the word “dammit” while playing.
“Some people were like, ‘nice language, I’m sure that came from you’ and ‘what kind of a mother do you think you are?'” Pink explained.
“Sometimes I feel like I can change their minds.
“I don’t like injustice. And I don’t like how brave people are anonymously rude. Just mean, mean, mean spirited. And so I do, I go in if I have time. I go in [and respond].”
However, the tipping point came when she posted a photo of her and and seven-year-old daughter with a pelican.
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There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Going off about my baby’s penis? About circumcision??? Are you for real? As any normal mother at the beach, I didn’t even notice he took off his swim diaper. I deleted it because you’re all fucking disgusting. And now I’m turning off my comments and shaking my head at the state of social media and keyboard warriors, And the negativity that you bring to other people’s lives. There is something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Smfh. Here’s a picture of the pelican we obviously caught and abused for hours before dangling baby penis in its face.
In the photo, her son is not wearing a nappy.
“People went as far as saying someone should call child services because he didn’t have a diaper on and how dare I… some of the nastiest things,” she said tearfully.
“I cried so hard after that, because I like to share my family. It’s my proudest moment in my whole life. I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve ever done.”
However, the star told DeGeneres that she is completely “open” to feedback as long as it’s done with “kindness.”
She mentioned a recent example where a fan politely explained why the term “gypsy,” which the pop star had used in a post, was “derogatory,” which Pink says she appreciated.