It’s no secret for celebs that being under the spotlight is just as bad as it is good. In the age of social media, every move is scrutinized and susceptible to those so-called trolls.
Recently, Pink has been a target for these trolls after she posted a picture of her kids at the Holocaust Memorial.
In the photo, her children Willow, 8, and Jameson, 2, are seen running between the concrete pillars at the memorial. The “Just Give Me a Reason” singer was slammed in the comment section.
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Berlin, I love you. #holocaustmemorial #panamarestaurant #cocktailclasses #history #herstory #worldtour and for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers 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.
She responded by editing the original comment under her picture, saying: “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.”
In the edited version of her comment, Pink refers to Peter Eisenman, the architect who designed 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,” Eisenman 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.”
This wasn’t the first time Pink’s parenting skills was scrutinized on social media. Earlier this year, Pink received backlash after posting a picture of her kids with a pelican where her son happens to be without a diaper. She responded to the trolls by commenting: “I deleted it because you’re all f—ing disgusting. And now I’m turning off my comments and shaking my head at the state of social media and keyboard warriors.”
If it was any other mom posting such things online, everyone would probably keep scrolling. But apparently that blue (verified) checkmark next to the user’s name is all it takes to awaken the trolls.