Pink loves her two children and posting photos of them to Instagram, but sometimes when she does, she receives cruel and critical comments from people suggesting she is a bad parent.
The most recent incident involved a photo Pink took of her two children, Willow Sage and Jameson Moon, running through the pillars of a Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.
Fox News reported that Pink had received an online backlash over the photo, so when she posted it on Instagram she included a caption calling out the criticism.
“Berlin, I love you,” Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, wrote. “And for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mother’s 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.”
As Fox reported, Peter Eisenman, the New York architect who designed the memorial in Berlin, had previously said it wasn’t disrespectful for children to play on the memorial.
“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 in 2017. “It’s like a Catholic church, it’s a meeting place, children run around, they sell trinkets. A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it is not sacred ground.”
Eisenman said in that same interview that his memorial could be treated differently than places like Auschwitz, where people are buried.
“But there are no dead people under my memorial. My idea was to allow as many people of different generations, in their own ways, to deal or not to deal with being in that place. And if they want to lark around I think that’s fine,” he said.
“But putting those bodies there, in the pictures, that’s a little much if you ask me. It isn’t a burial ground, there are no people under there.”
His comments were in response to a website called “Yolocaust” where the creator posted photos of people who had taken selfies or other photographs of themselves smiling or posing at Holocaust memorials and added in images of corpses from the horrific historical event. Eisenman did not think people should be shamed for juggling or running or lounging at a memorial that is not a burial site, calling the website “terrible.”
Pink had received online abuse from other photos of her children. She told Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen Show” that people had previously commented that “someone should call Child Services because her youngest wasn’t wearing a diaper.”
“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 said.
Pink has recently avoided posting photos of her kids for this reason, though she recently published a photo of her kids playing with a sprinkler and used the opportunity to mock haters:
Here’s a picture of my child running through water. It wasn’t even filtered. What a waste of water. 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!