P!nk has always been a great role model for girls, with her fierce personality and refusal to quiet her true feelings. And on Sunday she reminded everyone how badass she really is, when she masterfully shutdown critics of her weight.
Now, I’ve always been a fan of P!nk, I remember probably driving my parents crazy as I ran into the TV room after listening to each and every one of the songs on Can’t Take Me Home, excitedly detailing my experience and which was my new favorite.
Willow said to me the other day whilst grabbing my belly-“mama-why r u so squishy?”And I said..”b/cuz I’m happy baby” pic.twitter.com/69wuVHg6QM
— P!nk (@Pink) April 13, 2015
The height of my fandom is probably most evident in my decision to purchase a P!nk T-shirt at ‘NSYNC’s No Strings Attached Tour, when I saw them at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, ‘cause you know how us Nineties girls felt about ‘ole JT.
Regardless, it’s years later and she certainly hasn’t let her fans down, sticking to that inspirational personality that sucked is in in the first place. On Saturday, the proud mama hit the carpet at a cancer benefit sporting a plunging, form-fitting black gown… and looking absolutely stunning.
However, you know how critical people can be (trollers gonna troll, troll, troll, troll, troll…), and they decided it would be a good use of their time and energy to post about P!nk’s weight, commenting that the singer – known for her physically demanding performances – had put on a few.
But she wasn’t going to let the haters get her down – nor was she going to let them get the last word. She posted an eloquent, powerful response to her critics, letting them know that she thought her body was wonderful – which is all that matters.
“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight,” she began. “You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome.”
“She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. 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.”
“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”
She then shared a series of sweet photos of her family supporting her natural – and sexy! – frame, followed by a collection of fan photos shared in response to her powerful message, supporting such a positive body image.
and my hubby says “it’s just more to love baby” (and then I smack his hand off my booty cause we’re in a supermarket) pic.twitter.com/Mnd6PIoKhK
— P!nk (@Pink) April 13, 2015
However, that’s not all that happened on Sunday. In another example of badass ladies claiming full autonomy of their bodies – and completely shutting down haters – queen Janelle Monáe shot down a sexist fan on Twitter.
The man sent a mixed message to the singer, claiming he liked her music, but not her “dumbass suits” (which I happen to think are pretty dope). Anyway, the hitmaker was obviously not having that, so she swiftly let him know. The exchange went as follows:
“girl, stop being so soulful and be sexy..tired of those dumbs suits..you fine but u too damn soulful man,” the Twitter user wrote.
And Janelle artfully responded: “Sit down. I’m not for male consumption.”
Can we just have a round of applause for all the outspoken women who absolutely shut it down this week?
Until next time,