Pink is not here for body-shaming or ageism. After someone commented on a photo that she “looks so old that [she] should be named Purple instead,” the singer clapped back with a powerful response about her thoughts on aging.
“Well, there are a few people left in the world that choose to age naturally. And I’ve earned every f*cking minute of my 38 years,” she tweeted. “How you looking though? Cause I never heard of ya til you put my name in your mouth. I shall call you little purple troll.”
It was her second tweet, though, that really drove the message home. “I am of the mindset that it’s a blessing to grow old,” she wrote. “That if your face has lines around your eyes and mouth it means you’ve laughed a lot. I pray I look older in 10 years, cause that will mean I’m alive.”
The tweet earned more than 57,000 likes from fans. One replied, “Can’t wait to see you when you’re 80. And if you’re still doing aerial stunts, all the better.” To which Pink wrote, “You know I will! I’ll call it ‘the wrinkles and rolls tour.'”
Pink has never been shy about calling out her haters, and she’s equally vocal about the importance of self-love. During her acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award at last year’s VMAs, she told a story about a conversation she had with her daughter Willow. “I’m the ugliest girl I know,” Willow told her mom. “I look like a boy with long hair.”
Pink responded by creating a PowerPoint presentation to show her daughter some of the “androgynous rock stars” and artists who have changed the world. “When people make fun of me, that’s what they use,” she told Willow. “They say I look like a boy, or I’m too masculine, I have too many opinions, my body is too strong.”
Pink then asked her daughter if she had ever seen her mom change to suit others. She hadn’t, but she had seen her mom succeed. “We don’t change,” Pink said. “We take the gravel and the shell, and we make the pearl. We help other people to change, to see more kinds of beauty.”
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