Pink In The Air

Pink Is The Color Of Kindness — And Awesomeness

Pink is something special. Scarlett Johansson’s hot pink jumpsuit at the MTV awards was pretty, the startling pink bottlenose dolphin in Japan is amazing (yup, actually a pink dolphin, more on that coming right up), and the singer Pink is pretty, amazing, and, well, pretty amazing. When the mean girls out there tried fat shaming her, Pink had the right answer.

“My healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.”

Go ahead. Call Pink fat. Then watch her spin some of her aerial concert magic, singing as only Pink can sing, and balancing her crazy strong body without a problem.

Lookin’ good, Pink.

Pink isn’t the only celebrity to hear about it when they put on weight, and some (Tyra Banks for instance) matched Pink for in-your-face responses to the attacks.

“To all of you that have something nasty to say about me, or other women that are built like me, women that sometimes or all the time look like this, women whose names you know, women whose names you don’t, women who have been picked on, women whose husbands put them down, women at work or girls in school — I have one thing to say to you. Kiss my fat a**!”

Pamela Peeke, MD, blogging on WebMD a few years ago, pointed out that fashion models now wear a size 0 (sort of like the invisible woman, she said) even though most of the rest of us are more like a size 14. We’re bigger than we were 50 years ago, but the models we’re supposed to look like are way smaller.

“Do the work it takes to become healthy. And while you’re at it, define your own sense of beauty.

This is, after all, your life.”

Pink’s got it right. Be who you are and love yourself. Oh, and about that pink dolphin, Angel. She’s one of only 14 albino dolphins in the world, and Angel sure looks like she’s enjoying her pink self.

Pink Dolphin

And why not? Pink is the color of kindness. At Humboldt Public School, Robyn Moore helped students with their International Day of Pink, a day when they wear pink to help them remember that bullying hurts. She could give a few lessons to the fat shamers, too.

“We want it to make a lasting impression. It’s about always treating people the way you want to be treated … Be mindful of everyone’s experiences because everyone’s feelings matter.”

[Images via People and Noriko Funasaka /aiji Whale Museum ]

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