Pink has had enough of the haters.
The pop superstar announced she will no longer share photos of her children, Willow, 7, and James, 2, on social media because she is fed up with all the negative comments she gets.
“So many people on social media go in on me all the time,” the Grammy winner said on Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after sharing a video in which Willow said the word “dammit.” “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?’”
When Ellen applauded her for engaging with the critics, the singer, who posts a lot of photos of her kids on Instagram, said she does it to get people to come around to her way of thinking.
“I feel like I can change their minds. I’m all about injustice. I don’t like injustice,” she said. “I don’t like how brave people are anonymously and rude, just mean. Mean, mean-spirited.”
They then discussed another photo Pink shared on Instagram, in which Jameson was not wearing a diaper while he, his sister and mother befriended a pelican
“We live on a farm. My kids are naked. It’s what happens. I’m naked sometimes,” she said.
She took a lot of heat for the picture, which resulted in her decision to stop posting photos of her kids.
“People went as far as saying, ‘Someone should call child services,’ because he didn't have a diaper on, and ‘How dare I?’ — just some of the nastiest things,” she “I cried so hard after that, because I like to share my family. ... I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve ever done. And I just won’t share them anymore. I won’t do it.”
She also urged fans and haters alike to be a little nicer when expressing their opinions.
“I understand people saying, ‘You need to be more careful, because you are in the public eye, you should have thought of that,’ and they’re right, but there’s a nice way to say that. There’s a kind way to be online,” she said.
Pink and hubby Carey Hart are no strangers to taking on critics. Last month, she got into it with a fan who questioned her for posting a photo of a private family meal on Instagram. In December, she fired back at another person who took offense at Hart letting Jameson eat chocolate.
“You sound well informed on the performance of my husband as a father,” Pink wrote. “Answer me this: How often have you spent time with my husband? How often have you watched him parent? Do you know my children?” the singer wrote.
It's not just Instagram where the family has had to defend themselves, either. Last May, Pink put a Twitter user on blast after a tweet said she looked “so old that (she) should be named Purple instead.”
“How you lookin though?” Pink replied. “Cause I never heard of ya til you put my name in your mouth. I shall call you little purple troll.”