Singer Pink in concert during her Funhouse tour in Sydney.
Singer Pink in concert during her Funhouse tour in Sydney. Sony/Dave Hogan

Pink makes bold social media move

PINK is done giving her mum-shaming critics anything to talk about.

The singer, 39, told Ellen DeGeneres that she'll no longer post photos or videos of her and husband Carey Hart's two children - daughter Willow Sage, 7, and son Jameson Moon, 2 - on social media.

Her decision came after she was slammed for posting a picture of her children playing with a pelican in which Jameson could be seen not wearing a diaper.

"I looked at it like, there was a pelican that flew into our room," she recalled on "Ellen." "It spent two hours with us … it was this incredible experience for my family. And I have a 2-year-old. 2-year-olds don't like to wear wet swim diapers and at some point, he took it off. I don't think like that! We're a family. We live on a farm. My kids are naked, it's what happens!"

She continued, "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. 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 done in my whole life."

This isn't the first time Pink and her husband have been criticised for their parenting because of a social media post.

Hart, 43, previously received backlash for sharing a video of Willow shooting a gun.

But that won't happen anymore, according to the singer, because, "I just won't share them anymore. I won't do it. I'm not posting pictures of them anymore."

She noted that the change will be good for Willow, who won't have to deal with the pressure of having the public see her grow.

"It's probably time to pull her back from the world and let her live her best life," she said.

She concluded on a positive note, saying that there are positives that come from posting online.

"There's a kind way to be online," she said. "And I'm open to kindness. Someone else taught me two weeks ago that the word 'gypsy' is derogatory and I'm not a person who uses derogatory language. I wrote back to them, 'Thank you so much for being so kind and for educating me. I'm editing it, I'm taking it down, and that word will never come out of my mouth again.' There's a way to do things."

 

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and has been reproduced here with permission.


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