Pink is clapping back at upset fans after sharing photos of her child at a German Zoo.
The singer posted the photo on Instagram following a trip to the Hamburg Zoo. In the image, she and her son, Jameson, are seen looking out into some kind of enclosure. That's when one fan pointed out the ethical issue regarding zoos, and how she was surprised Pink would bring her child to one.
"I believe in capturing a child’s interest and love for an animal before teaching them about things like captivity. But thank you, the world needed your wisdom today," replied Pink, according to ABC News. The star then posted another photo shortly after with comments that could be taking shots at the comments criticizing her parenting decisions.
Still, her fans didn't seem to agree on the situation despite the shots. Some commentators argued that animals should not be kept in captivity, while others believed the other stance was a little too radical. Some, however, just stood by Pink, showing support for her during a really strange bit of controversy.
Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time Pink found herself at the receiving end of public backlash regarding her parenting style thanks to a photo, and even more interesting, it involved an animal as well. In April 2019, the singer appeared on Ellen and spoke about a controversial — yet censored — picture that saw Jameson sans-diaper running having some fun with a pelecan, which caused quite a bit of outrage online. Following the issue, she decided from that moment that, perhaps, she'd stop sharing photos of her children online.
“People went as far as saying someone should call child services because he didn’t have a diaper on and how dare I … some of the nastiest things,” said Pink on Ellen. “I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. It’s my proudest moment. I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve done in my whole life.”
She went on to say that she's not against constructive criticism, after all, one develops a thick skin after years in the spotlight, but she would prefer if it was on the kinder side.
Back to the story at hand, however, while we're sure the concerned comment's section had good intentions in pointing out the ethical issues regarding zoos, it's probably best to come at it with a different approach. When presenting an argument, even online, it's better to attack it less aggressively and be open to the fact that some people share different views. While taking her children to a sanctuary would be a better option, we think it's fantastic that Pink is allowing her children to see animals and develop a curiosity about the world and the non-human habitats we share the planet with.