Pink Defends Herself After Speaking Out Against 'Disrespectful' Teenager Mocking Native American Elder

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Pink attends the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

P!nk is standing by what she said.

After speaking out on Instagram against a MAGA hat-wearing teenager who mocked a Native American elder in a viral video, calling the situation "nauseating," the songstress noticed a number of haters flooding her comment section with criticism. She then posted another photo on Thursday (Jan. 24) defending herself.

"I am the same girl I’ve always been," she wrote in the lengthy post. "I have always admitted when I am wrong. I have apologized many times. I’m a big believer in apologies, when you’re wrong. I was raised by a Vietnam Veteran who taught me to stand up for what I believe to be right. Even if that means standing alone."
"I do not now, nor have I ever apologized for some of my very polarizing opinions," she continued. "If you are surprised by this, or offended, you have every right to unfollow me, as you really don’t know who I am. I am mostly peace and love, with a little bit of go f*ck yourself." 

These are the ideals my father raised me with," she concluded. "And you all cannot talk me out of it. No matter what vile things you say about me and my husband and my children. Onwards and upwards. Keep fighting the good fight."

See the post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Throw up Thursday. I am the same girl I’ve always been. I have always admitted when I am wrong. I have apologized many times. I’m a big believer in apologies, when you’re wrong. I was raised by a Vietnam Veteran who taught me to stand up for what I believe to be right. Even if that means standing alone. I do not now, nor have I ever apologized for some of my very polarizing opinions. If you are surprised by this, or offended, you have every right to unfollow me, as you really don’t know who I am. I am mostly peace and love, with a little bit of go f*ck yourself. So when you keyboard warriors (anonymous toughguys) threaten me? that middle finger is pointed at you. Again: the unfollow button is (I think) top right of your screen. It lets you unfollow people you find make you uncomfortable. It’s great. It really works. This country is broken right now in a lot of ways. It makes me very angry and sad. We all remind me of my parents right before their divorce when they could no longer even speak to each other with anything less than hatred and vitriol. It’s tragic. And we’re all to blame. There are many beautiful people in the world and in this country who want equality for all. Justice. For people to be paid for their work. For their leaders to communicate in productive ways. For children to have respect for others, for veterans to be honored and treated with respect. These are the ideals my father raised me with. And you all cannot talk me out of it. No matter what vile things you say about me and my husband and my children. Onwards and upwards. Keep fighting the good fight.

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