Pink does not take well to bullies, as fans witnessed recently when the singer took to Twitter to defend herself against internet trolls criticizing her weight. Although she may seem tough as nails, the mom of one says she is still a human being.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight after the BMI Pop Awards show Tuesday, Pink says she will not be bullied about her weight. That is one reason why she spoke out to defend herself on Twitter last month when body shamers began to criticize her appearance.
“I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight and I don’t know where or why they’re giving themselves so much credit you know? So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don’t care. 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 were doing alright in the Hart household.”
In response to why she came down so hard on her Twitter followers, Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, says it is not just because she will not put up with bullying, but also because she is a human being with feelings.
“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’m raising a girl. I am a girl. I have feelings. People think I take no sh*t and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, when photos of Pink wearing a black party dress surfaced online last month, body shamers came out in full force to criticize the singer for gaining weight. When she addressed the internet trolls at that time, the married mom of one kept her cool but told the body shamers she was perfectly happy with the way her “healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong” body looked and that the bullies should basically mind their own business.
Pink is not the first celebrity to speak out against body shamers recently. As the Washington Post reports, body shaming may cause damage to more than just those on the receiving end. Experts believe that everyday people who witness celebrities being fat-shamed can suffer harmful psychological effects as well, especially younger women. However, by responding immediately to this type of bullying, Pink and celebrities like her are helping to change a culture where fat-shaming has become acceptable.
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