The singer said she’s done sharing her family with the world
Pink has always been quick to come back at people who try to comment negatively about her family online. But it seems she’s had enough of it all and says she will no longer be sharing pictures of her kids on social media due to the number of trolls who make her life miserable when she gives fans a glimpse of her family life.
The pop superstar sat down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week and told fans she will no longer share photos of her children, Willow, seven, and Jameson, two, because she’s sick of the drama some people seem to enjoy stirring up. “So many people on social media go in on me all the time,” the mom told DeGeneres after she shared an adorable video of Jameson playing with his cars. When one of the cars won’t go the way he wants, the two-year-old goes, “ahhhh dammit.”
The crowd cheered and laughed but Pink was quick to point out that she got all kinds of heat online. “And, this one, some people were like, ‘Nice language. I’m sure that came from you.’ And, ‘What kind of mother are you?’” she said.
She also talked about a photo she posted of her son and daughter playing with a pelican who dropped by to hang with them for the afternoon. In her original post, she didn’t realize Jameson had taken his swim diaper off and people who saw it went crazy.
“People went as far as saying, ‘Someone should call child services,’ because he didn’t have a diaper on, and ‘How dare I?’ — just some of the nastiest things,” she said. “I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. It’s my proudest moment. I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve ever done and I just won’t share them anymore. I won’t do it.”
DeGeneres complimented Pink on calling out the haters online and the singer/songwriter admitted she does it because she wants to try to change their way of thinking. “I feel like I can change their minds. I’m all about injustice. I don’t like injustice,” she said. “I don’t like how brave people are anonymously and rude, just mean. Mean, mean-spirited! But if I have time, I go after them.”
It’s awful that she has to make a decision based on the hateful comments of a few, but it’s hard to blame her for walking away from the negativity that gets targeted towards her family. She regularly gets trolls commenting on her husband’s parenting ability or on her appearance, but when it comes to anything to do with her kids, she’s had enough.
“I understand people saying, ‘You need to be more careful, you are in the public eye, 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,” she said, referencing a recent exchange where she used the word “gypsy” not knowing it was derogatory. When a fan pointed it out to her in a nice way, she thanked them for educating her, took the word out of her post, and said she’d never use it again.
Because that’s how two mature people speak to each other.