Pink, the famous singer and songwriter, loves social media just like the rest of us do. But being a celebrity online comes with an unfortunate caveat many of us don't often acknowledge:
Constant trolling from strangers who, for whatever reason, find joy in attacking celebrities.
Appearing on The Ellen Show, Pink told host Ellen DeGeneres about the backlash she received for posting a photo of her toddler without his diaper on.
P!nk Won't Post About Her Kids on Social Media Anymore youtu.be
After being relentlessly attacked by "keyboard warriors" for the innocent photo, Pink decided to stop putting pictures of her children on social media all together. She told Ellen:
"I'm prouder of my kids than anything I've ever done and I just won't share them anymore. I won't do it, I'm not posting pictures of them anymore."
@theprojecttv I personally hold back from posting photos or too much information about my kids unless it’s on a pri… https://t.co/WLeXNb41kA— Sjaan 🕸 || #wooooo 👸 (@Sjaan 🕸 || #wooooo 👸)1556001112.0
Pink points out that there's a very fine line between trying to offer a constructive opinion and simply lashing out to cause harm:
"And I understand people saying 'You need to be more careful because you are in the public eye and you should have thought of that,' and they're right. But there's a nice way to say that. There's a kind way to be online."
@theprojecttv Isn’t a shame that other people have to dictate what people do or do not put on social media. Who giv… https://t.co/Ybid8k7lbX— Angelina (@Angelina)1556005936.0
@NYDailyNews 💕 you Pink. Sorry people suck.— chris (@chris)1555968521.0
Pink's fans online understood her decision and wished people could be kinder.
Totally feeling @Pink not wanting to share her kids with us anymore because people can be so damn cruel. And it mak… https://t.co/rLTSEor7ql— Tara Madison (@Tara Madison)1556018467.0
@people @Pink you are right! People are trolls!— Maggie Wick (@Maggie Wick)1556020081.0
@people This is why we can’t have nice things 😑— abby (@abby)1555936650.0
If you wouldn't say something to a celebrity in real life, you shouldn't say it on social media.
@people I don’t think parents should post their kids on Social Media in general, so many whacks doodles out there.… https://t.co/FFzfhURQt6— Lynn Pulaski (@Lynn Pulaski)1555941844.0
@people People can be awful! If you don’t like someone’s haircut or dress or think they are too thin, just scroll… https://t.co/SVNkPewGbm— Kim McGee (@Kim McGee)1555936402.0
Many people agreed that children were best left off social media altogether.
@people @Pink girl you keep doing what you’ve been doing!! Your fans support you 100%!!! Mean people are just mean!!! 😡— Edie Campbell (@Edie Campbell)1555955256.0
@people Good! These people do not need to share their private lives. If I was a celeb I would NOT be on any social media.— Animal Kingdom 2.0 (@Animal Kingdom 2.0)1555946847.0
@people Good for you. They shouldn’t be on social media much anyhow. Although I hate that something happened— cindyphillips (@cindyphillips)1555936349.0
Internet trolls have long been the enemies of people who find love and enjoyment online.
@pinks_tribe @Pink These trolls make me sick!— Justin Jones (@Justin Jones)1555965513.0
It’s really unfortunate that @Pink can’t share her beautiful family with her real fans because of people that have… https://t.co/lF2NLCoYxB— Biggest Criminal Minds fan ever (@Biggest Criminal Minds fan ever)1555989332.0
Ellen, for her part, backed up Pink 100%!
I’m pretty sure @Pink is f@$&ing perfect. https://t.co/d4wmlQvAYJ— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1555954287.0
If you were a fan of seeing Pink's kids online, then you're sadly out of luck.
@TheEllenShow @Pink Nooooooo, this is so sad, I love their family pics. Haters are the worst— Beatriz (@Beatriz)1555956997.0
Don't worry, though! Pink isn't going anywhere and, hopefully, the internet will become an even better, more positive place through her words and actions.
We’re worse off for @Pink no longer posting her kids on socials. This is why we can’t have nice things, because as… https://t.co/OhrOBA0a3r— Ms Andrea (@Ms Andrea)1555997140.0