Pink Responds to Fat-Shamers, Nails It

Singer responds to angry tweets about her extra pounds
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2015 3:30 PM CDT
Pink attends a cancer event in Beverly Hills on Saturday, April 11, 2015.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – Pink has responded to her online fat-shamers by serving up a dish of positivity sprinkled with a little wry humor, People reports. The singer attended a cancer event in Beverly Hills Saturday night and wore a pretty black dress that, OK, revealed she had some extra on her. Naturally, the angry-Net pounced—and Pink reacted with a screengrab of typed-out text. It reads in part:

  • "While I admit that the 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 also noted that the event she attended with husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow was to support a cancer activist—"but unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you." She followed up with a couple of cute tweets, like, "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.'" Pink, known for having a body tight enough to do this and look like this, has tackled the beauty issue before, USA Today reported in 2013, telling Redbook that "beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal—to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and intelligent and in love." (See how conservative pundits backed down from trying to fat shame Kelly Clarkson.)

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