While sitting on a coach opposite Ellen DeGeneres with a giant screen behind her showing pictures of her kids, Pink vowed not to show pictures of her kids anymore. That part of her life is over, done, finito, completo, it’s canceled. She’s Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush “not gonna do it, not at this juncture” about it. Pink is tired of people on social media “going in on her” for her parenting choices. So if you want to pick apart Pink’s mothering skills, you better do it at your leisure because she hasn’t gone the extra step to remove any of the pictures or videos she’s already posted. The infamous “pelican picture” that she caught so much flack for is still up there, though she’s turned off the comments on that one. But everything else is free game!
On Ellen, Pink spoke in detail about the picture that launched a thousand “How Dare She!”s, and how the experience of being publicly shamed for sharing a picture that showed her 2-year old son’s penis, her 7-year-old daughter’s entirely nude body, and her own Barney Rubble feet, has made her rethink what she shares online (via People):
“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,” Pink recalled on Ellen. “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.”
“I just won’t share them anymore,” she said. “I won’t do it. I’m not posting pictures of them anymore.”
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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.
Pink added that she’s not completely against hearing and responding to criticism, she just wishes people were nicer about it.
“There’s a kind way to be online. And I’m open to kindness,” Pink said. “Someone else taught me 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 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!”
I feel bad now. Maybe I could have been a little kinder when I said she has Barney Rubble feet. I’m sorry Pink, you have lovely Australopithecus Afarensis dirt packers.
Here’s the interview.