Pink has heard it all. From being told she was too masculine to having her parenting decisions critiqued online, the singer has had to deal with her fair share of negativity. But she certainly shouldn’t have to — and she doesn’t think anyone else should have to endure this, either.
In typical Pink fashion, she has decided to take a stand. She’s speaking out about how negative social media can be, and she’s challenging people to go just one day without criticizing someone else online.
“I’d like to propose a worldwide internet challenge to anyone reading this today,” the singer wrote on Instagram. “Go ONE day without criticizing someone online. Let’s call it the MISS ME WITH THE BULLS**T CHALLENGE. And if it feels good, hey, why not go TWO DAYS. But let’s start with one for the overzealous out there.”
She ended the post with “#onedayatatime” and “#onlylove” to really send the message home:
Since proposing the challenge, Pink seems to have disabled the comments on her Instagram feed — proving once again that she doesn’t have time for negativity. But the post has garnered over 400,000 likes, showing that many people support her inspiring internet challenge.
This isn’t the first time Pink has spoken up about her beliefs. After she heard about people criticizing Jessica Simpson for letting her 7-year-old girl dye her hair, Pink clapped back with photos of a hair-dying session she had with her own daughter.
First, here is Simpson’s beautiful daughter, Maxwell:
“I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored. So we thought we’d share what we did yesterday,” mom Pink wrote on Instagram:
Here’s a post she put up several weeks ago, in which she called out the types of complaints she gets on her posts:
“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!”
Pink often posts pictures of herself and her kids online, and clearly, people have a lot to say. Instead of seeing a happy family spending time together, they point out her (alleged) bad parenting.
Whether she’s supporting other parents or teaching her kids to be confident in who they are, she’s not one to accept anyone else’s definition of what is “right,” “beautiful,” or “good for kids.”
The only real “rule” the singer lives by? Break the rules. And she’s teaching her kids to color outside of the lines in the same way.
Pink is mama to 8-year-old Willow Sage Hart and 2-year-old Jameson Moon Hart, her kids with former motorcycle racer Carey Hart:
The pop star takes her parenting duties seriously.
“I always tell Willow, ‘I’m going to teach you the rules so that you’ll know how and when to break them,'” she told People magazine when she covered the “Beautiful Issue” with her kids.
She also explained how she is raising her children in a gender neutral way, so they do not feel constrained by the gender binary.
“I have boys that flip dirt bags and I have boy friends that wear dresses. It’s all okay to me,” Pink told the magazine. “It’s whatever floats your boat. So that’s the kind of house that we live in.”
This challenge is just another example of Pink living life her own way and encouraging others to do the same.
What do you think about the idea of “one day” without online criticism? It’s a small ask, but we’ve got to start somewhere.
Thanks, Pink, for leading the charge!