Pink Once Again Takes on Body Shaming “Bullies”
Pink, has always been known for her incredibly toned body, even after giving birth to her daughter, Willow. She’s so fit, in fact, that she has worked acrobatics into her live performances and has even sung to the crowd hanging high above the crowd. Last month, she attended a charitable event and the photos from the red carpet led to comments about her weight gain.
At the time, she took to Twitter to address the situation explaining: “While I admit that the dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about [me]. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either 🙂 … I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”
It’s been a month and, rather than back down, Pink is just as fired up about the situation as ever. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said: “I don’t take well to bullying. I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied… I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no s— and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.”
Fans will know that Pink has never been shy about her body. Last year, she stripped down for PEOPLE’s 2014 Most Beautiful issue. At 35 years old, she seems to possess a healthy attitude about her image, food and the life she leads with her daughter and husband, Carey Hart. “I don’t care,” she said. “My life is full, I like food a lot and I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that, and we’re doing all right in the Hart household.”
This topic continues to be an important one within American society. The National Eating Disorders Association estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life and “the rate of development of new cases of eating disorders has been increasing since 1950.” Hopefully, Pink’s strong and resilient response to body shaming will have a positive impact on others who have been faced with similar unfair criticism.
Croteau, J. (2015). Pink Once Again Takes on Body Shaming “Bullies”. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 19, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2015/05/pink-once-again-takes-on-body-shaming-bullies/