The pop star has always attempted to break the shackles of heteronormative gender roles through her work and parenting style.
Pink educates her kid to embrace herself and not to accept any outside ideas about her appearance, especially not when it comes to beauty advice from internet bullies. Pink has been quite vocal about breaking the shackles of heteronormative gender roles through her work and parenting style. A few years ago, taking the stage at the 2017 MTV Music Awards, she opened up about an empowering conversation she had with her then-6-year-old daughter, Willow Sage.
In her statement after accepting the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Pink briefly recalled how young Willow confided in her: "I am the ugliest girl I know." The little girl confessed to her mother that she was afraid she looked like a guy. Pink said she was troubled by her daughter's critical remarks about herself and took thoughtful action as a result, reported E! News.
"I went home and I made a PowerPoint presentation for her. And in that presentation were androgynous rock stars, artists that lived their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us," the "Raise Your Glass" singer revealed.
The pop star shared that she mentioned singers such as George Michael, Prince, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Michael Jackson—who have inspired others throughout their lives—in her presentation. "When people make fun of me, that's what they use," Pink told her daughter. "They say that I look like a boy, or I'm too masculine, or I have too many opinions, or my body is too strong."
She then proceeded to ask her daughter, "Do you see me growing my hair?" She claimed that despite not changing who she is for anyone, she is still "selling out arenas all over the world."
"So, baby girl, we don't change. We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty," the singer added as the crowd cheered for her powerful message for Willow and everyone else out there, reports TODAY.
Oh, Stewie . Stewie Stewie Stewie. You’ve got too much free time. 🤡 https://t.co/KcCWPeMYn0— P!nk (@Pink) April 26, 2023
More recently, a man who attempted to troll Pink was rebuked by the artist in a classic way over the microblogging site Twitter. Pink retaliated against far-right pundit Stew Peters on April 25 after he posted a picture of her wearing a crop top and slacks on Twitter, in an attempt to embarrass her for her appearance.
He captioned the picture: "Those aren't child-bearing hips." Pink responded to the obscene message with a simple, "Oh, Stewie. Steven Stewie Steven Stewie. You're too free," followed by the clown face emoji. Pink's supporters swiftly supported and defended her while denouncing Peters' impolite and rude remark.