Pink is one of the most well-loved music performers in the world. She has hit after hit. However, her biggest hits happened to be her 2 beautiful children. You can tell she is a loving and devoted mom, based on the pics she has posted in the past.
Sadly, we won't be able to enjoy seeing her two kids grow up, as she will no longer share their pics on social media. The reason being is because she received a plethora of criticism over one pic.
Pink and her family went to a beach resort and her kids were feeding a pelican. Her son removed his swim diaper and was naked. After posting the uncensored pic, she received a lot of criticism. This prompted her to remove the pic and post a censored version. Pink still received a ton of criticism. Many critics slammed her for circumcising her son. Pink did sound off on everyone criticizing her, saying:
"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. 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 sat down with Ellen Degeneres recently and said it was a nasty experience, one that has led her to abstain from posting pics of her kids on social media. She now keeps her family and children off all aspects of social media.
She told Ellen during the interview that people wanted to call social services on her because her son wasn't wearing a diaper.
My Two Cents
I completely agree and side with Pink on this one. She didn't know her son pulled his swim trunks off. Also, I'm sure many parents out there have kids that used to remove their clothing and run around nude and giggle. It happens. Also, to go off on a young child's private area and talk about circumcisions, that's just plain rude. Some people get their boys circumcised for religious reasons. Some do it because their are health benefits. Regardless of the reason, it is no one's business.
I stopped sharing pics of my 11 month old son back in January because I had people saying horrible things about my son (mainly because I'm a single mom, unmarried, and my son's father left me a month after I found out I was pregnant). Some even threatened physical harm against the two of us. It's devastating because I am so incredibly proud of my son, and I want to show him off to the world.
It breaks my heart that there are sick people out there that have nothing better to do than to bully kids, bully moms, and say just horrible things to people they don't know.
I wish we were leaving our children with a better world to grow up in.
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