When it comes to pop/rock/whatever stars, Pink marches to the beat of her own drummer — always has. So it's no surprise that when she was the subject of some body shaming on social media, she didn't take that shit lying down.
Sadly, celebrities are not immune to body criticism, not even when they are attending a benefit for a dear friend to raise money for cancer research as Pink was. But people ought to think twice about putting bodies under the magnifying lens, even when it's under the guise of "concern."
“While I admit that that dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous, and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake."
While I love Pink's on-point response, the fact that she took the time and energy to defend her shape suggests that the comments did provoke her enough to warrant a public response. She even talked about her hubby's reaction to her body ("more to love") and her four year-old daughter Willow's love of her "squishy" belly.
No wonder we are attuned to the most minor fluctuations in our weight, and spend the best part of our lives yo-yo dieting and binge eating and binge exercising.
No wonder so many of us grapple to love our bodies once we become moms...
Let her fans come to her defense if they must, but Pink herself should not have to engage or dignify for a second such statements with a response.