Pink is unapologetic after receiving backlash for allowing her two children to run around a Holocaust memorial.
While on a tour stop in Berlin, the singer brought her 8-year old daughter Willow and 2-year old son Jameson to the memorial. She went on to share a series of photos showing her kids running around the monument, and despite knowing she would receive backlash for the post, Pink defended her decision in the caption.
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Berlin, I love you. #holocaustmemorial #panamarestaurant #cocktailclasses #history #herstory #worldtour and for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers family. The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves.
First of all, the star clarified that she is of Jewish heritage and was using the moment to celebrate her history with her kids. “For all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I,” she wrote, emphasizing nothing about the picture should be offended.
“The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death,” Pink continued. “Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves.”
What the musician said of the man who designed the tribute is true. In 2017, Peter Eisenman, the U.S.-born architect behind the memorial, has said people should enjoying it however they please, even if that includes running around.
“People have been jumping around on those pillars forever. They’ve been sunbathing, they’ve been having lunch there and I think that’s fine,” he told the BBC at the time. “A memorial is an everyday occurrence; it is not sacred ground.”
Many of Pink’s followers were quick to agree with her in the comments.
“Please don’t imagine for one second that the people who died in that massacre wouldn’t want the sound of children’s laughter to surround the space outside because it is SO HEAVY inside,” one person wrote in the comments.
Another said, “Just because you visit a sad place, does not mean you have to be sad and take sad photos […] People would much rather have their deaths be a ground for happiness rather than sadness.”
This isn’t the first time recently that Pink has had harsh words for potential mom-shamers. Last week, she made headlines for calling out the ‘parenting police’ in an Instagram shot that showed her daughter playing around in backyard sprinklers.
“Here’s a picture of my child running through water. It wasn’t even filtered. What a waste of water,” she sarcastically wrote in the comments. “And no helmet? I hope she had sunscreen. If she slips and falls she may be traumatized for life. And her mother wasn’t even there. I was…. gasp…. working!!!! In another country!”
Clearly, Pink has no interest in taking backlash from anyone!