​Pink Reveals Why She's Done Posting Her Kids On Social Media

Singer Pink has revealed she'll no longer be sharing photos and videos of her kids on social media, after being shamed by fellow internet users about her parenting.

Pink's kids - Jameson, 2, and Willow, 7 - often feature on her social media platforms like Instagram, but the backlash from recent posts has prompted her to change tack.

A few weeks back, the 39-year-old was slammed by Instagrammers after posting a picture of her kids meeting a pelican while on a trip, in which Jameson was seen without a nappy.

She then re-uploaded the photo with a black scribble covering Jameson's private parts, disabling comments and telling everyone she had to delete the original because 'you're all fucking disgusting'.

The photo Pink re-uploaded with part of her son's body censored. Credit: Instagram/Pink
The photo Pink re-uploaded with part of her son's body censored. Credit: Instagram/Pink

"People went as far as saying someone should call child services because he didn't have a diaper on and how dare I and just like some of the nastiest things," Pink - whose real name is Alecia Moore - said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"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 and I just won't share them anymore, I won't do it. I'm not posting pictures of them anymore."

On the show, Pink also spoke to host Ellen DeGeneres about another upload of hers - a harmless clip of Jameson playing with toy cars.

In the video, when one of the cars falls over, he shouts 'Dammit!', which, while amusing to Pink and some of her fans, many social media users saw things differently.

Pink continued: "So many people on social media go in on me all the time and this one, some people were like, 'Nice language, I'm sure that came from you' and 'What kind of a mother do you think you are?'"

"Then somebody wrote, 'I'm a speech pathologist at the university of blah blah blah and I thought his... timing was just perfect. You have a very smart kid.'

"And I'm just reading like, 'I don't understand positivity'."

Pink with son Jameson. Credit: Pink/Instagram
Pink with son Jameson. Credit: Pink/Instagram

Pink told Ellen she often responds to critics because she feels like she might be able to 'change their minds', explaining she doesn't agree with how people can be so rude and mean-spirited.

"There's a kind way to be online. And I'm open to kindness," Pink added.

"Someone else taught me that the word 'gypsy' is derogatory and I'm not a person who uses derogatory language. I wrote back to them, 'Thank you so much for being so kind and educating me. I'm editing it, I'm taking it down, and that word will never come out of my mouth again'.

"There's a way to do things."

Amen, Pink.

Featured Image Credit: Pink/Instagram

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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