With differing opinions about the “correct” way of raising a child flooding in from all directions, it’s easy for moms to feel overwhelmed…and a little self-conscious. So imagine being a famously outspoken, spiky-haired, chainsaw-wielding, aerial-art performing singer — what would the mommy blogs have to say about that person’s parenting skills?
Backlash caused by any mom-related social media post is as common as muck. But for pop-star and mom Pink, that commentary is all the more pointed. After posting what initially seemed like an innocent photo of her children, Pink saw just how much controversy one photo could cause.
Her friends and family know her as Alecia Beth Moore, but you probably know her as Pink, the vibrant, multi-talented singer of the 2000s and beyond. And as even base-level fans have probably gleaned, Pink is no stranger to all things weird and wild.
Pink has always established herself as a one-of-a-kind member of the pop music world. Her songs, hair-styles, on-stage acrobatics (which continue to defy gravity), and edgy songs have solidified her as a boundary-pushing hit-maker.
Still, after 20 years in the business, even pop stars have to grow up. In a ten-year span, Pink married Carey Hart and had two children, Willow, 8, and Jameson, 3. Like most stars, Pink updates fans on her family life in a very revealing way.
On social media! Though there are many upsides for celebrities who post about their personal lives on social media (increased engagement with fans, for example); there are also downsides that can cast a shadow on an otherwise successful career.
Among the sea of celebrities on Instagram, Pink’s openness on social media stands out, especially when it comes to her family. Of course, this has also opened her up to trolls who endlessly criticize her parenting skills.
She has posted many down-to-earth photos of her kids, from them enjoying happy taco nights to cozy days in pillow forts. These posts are usually greeted by supportive fans who enjoy seeing the behind- the-scenes pics of Pink’s life. Others are not quite so supportive.
Many sweet family photos, including one of Pink breastfeeding her daughter and one of her husband riding on a dirt bike with his son, have garnered significant backlash from people who want to voice their opinion about Pink’s parenting skills.
The backlash seemed to come to a head when she posted a picture of her children at the beach. Instagrammers were quick to point out, and criticize, that her son was partially nude, therefore making the photo “inappropriate.”
This was the last straw for Pink. “There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there,” she began before launching into a lengthy response aimed towards her haters. She then deleted the photo, but her rebellion against the haters wasn’t over.
She announced on Ellen that she would no longer post photos of her children online. With the controversy she stirred up on a daily basis, it was no surprise that Pink decided to stop posting about her kids. For the most part, she stuck to her guns.
But she has recently posted more subtle photos of her family while they enjoyed the European portion of her Beautiful Trauma tour. She couldn’t have known, despite her subtle Instagram posts, that she’d soon encounter one of her biggest controversies yet.
It all started when her family embarked upon the Berlin leg of her tour. As her Instagram posts implied, the trip began normally enough: The family did the kind of sightseeing many tourists do in international cities.
However, the trouble really started once she posted the photos of her family sightseeing. They went to a restaurant where Pink could show off her bartending skills, and they visited some historic Berlin landmarks…including the Holocaust Memorial.
This particular photo showed her kids running through the Holocaust Memorial. Of course, the combination of Pink’s young children plus the historically-tense subject of the Holocaust was fodder to Pink’s internet trolls, who were ready to attack.
Her children were called “disrespectful” for running through the memorial. “This is one of the most sacred pieces of ground on the planet. It should be treated as such,” someone commented. And it only got worse.
One person even wrote that Pink needs to “Teach [her] children to respect everyone,” and that in the past she has only done so when she “can make money off of it.” Such harsh comments begged the question: Would Pink respond to the hate?
Some people were not only criticizing her parenting skills, but even her behavior as a Jewish person. For some, the decision about what to do would have been easy: If she was to quietly delete the photo, the backlash would have disappeared…
…but Pink isn’t one to do something quietly. In response to the backlash, she wrote: “These two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mother’s family…to me [this photo] is a celebration of life after death.”
Despite the aggressive backlash, the comments were also overflowing with support from fans. One person wrote how “[Pink] can honor and celebrate her history however she wants,” while another simply commented that “Kids make sad places better.”
Even the designer of the Holocaust Memorial has spoken on how people should behave when they visit. “A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it is not sacred ground,” he said, debunking the claims of some haters who slammed Pink for allowing her kids to run around a “gravesite.”
More times than not, Pink is able to brush off the hate…and deliver a scathing burn or, at the very least, a memorable last word. “Please keep your hatred and judgement to yourselves,” she said simply in response to the backlash.
Pink’s not the only celeb mom in the hot seat. Once you become a mom, there are certain activities that may need to take a back seat to new responsibilities. Kim Kardashian learned to spray tan a little less after her first child, North, ended up with bronzer on her mouth post-breastfeeding!
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You might think there’s nothing that can stop a powerful and imposing athlete like Serena Williams, but think again! During one Twitter rant, Williams admitted her frustration with trying to figure out her child’s stroller!
When it’s early in the morning and you have multiple little ones sprinting around the kitchen demanding breakfast, it’s easy to mix up names every now and then. Jennifer Garner admits her memory has floundered on more than one occasion!
Modern Family star Julie Bowen mastered the skill of driving while pumping milk after having twins, and it led to an embarrassing situation one afternoon. While in bumper-to-bumper traffic, officers approached her vehicle while the pump was still attached to her!
When the Younger star Hillary Duff brought her two-year-old son Luca into the ornament section of Bloomingdale’s, she quickly learned he might be better off away from breakable items. He wasn’t as well-behaved as she’d believed!
No matter how hard you try to stick to a rigid diet, you have to take what you can get sometimes. Carrie Underwood has admitted that plenty of her “meals” have consisted of leftover food her kids didn’t finish. Bon appetit!
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No matter who they have as parents, most kids hate when their moms or dads try to act “cool.”Reese Witherspoon’s kids are all in their teens and especially dislike her use of words like “lit” and her rapping along to Drake.
While many Hollywood moms might try to act as if their lives are perfect, Chrissy Teigen’s fans know just how blunt she can be about motherhood. One candid bit of info she shared was that she fell asleep with her breast pump on!
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It’s hard to keep your thoughts in order when you’re required to remember a million things. Khloe Kardashian learned this when she tweeted about her baby’s one-month birthday only to realize she made a mistake about the date!
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Finding time to be intimate with your spouse when you have a full house can be impossible. Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard were having a little alone time when both of their daughters raided the room! Luckily they played it off like smooth criminals.
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Kids can be temperamental, and Blake Lively and hubby Ryan Reynolds know this all too well. In fact, they candidly expressed on social media that living with their kids’ mood swings was similar to spending time with a substance abuser. Yikes!
While planning a road trip with her daughter Wyatt,Mila Kunis made sure she was over-prepared for any sort of emergency. However, immediately after pulling out of the driveway, she gasped when she realized she never buckled Wyatt in!
In an interview with People magazine, Christina Applegate admitted she sometimes just stands in her home amidst the chaos of her kids and thinks, “I’m not doing any of this right!” Rest assured there are millions of moms thinking the same exact thing.
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Any parent will tell you it’s hard to go back to work after having a kid. For actress Olivia Wilde, becoming a mom came with an overwhelming desire to ditch the fast-paced Hollywood life to play “endless rounds of Itsy Bitsy Spider” with her young one.
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Even though she’s fulfilled by her career, Halle Berry admitted feeling the pangs of guilt for spending way too much time away from her kids while working on different projects.
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Kids have a special ability to push parents to the brink of madness sometimes. Back in 2013, Nicole Richie tweeted about one tension-filled morning where she and her husband Joel Madden had gotten into five different fights before nine in the morning due to their kids.
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There was one time this superstar was so frazzled she only time for either showering or feeding her baby! Her hubby swooped in at the last second, the baby ate, and Tyra Banks got to bathe!
When country singer Kelly Clarkson first shared photos of her child Remy on Twitter in 2016, she attached the quote, “Meet Remy, our newest edition to the family!” But, “edition” should have been spelled “addition.” Whoops, mommy brain!
Obviously women are strongly urged to avoid alcohol during pregnancy, and The Hills star Heidi Pratt was no exception. After 10 months of sobriety, she admitted to being completely deseperate to get back to drinking wine.
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Whether you’re a celebrity mom or not, raising kids is no walk in the park. The big difference with children who grow up in Hollywood is the way they spend cash as they get older. Some of them are really, really good at it…
1. Koraun Mayweather: For what it’s worth, a quick scroll through Koraun’s Instagram account shows that he and his controversial dad have a great surface-level relationship. But it also reveals how he likes to spend his old man’s money…
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Yep, Koraun’s Instagram is the equivalent of a dirty magazine for car enthusiasts. Post after post shows the 18-year-old posing with cars worth well over $100,000. Hey, when your dad gets punched in the face for a living, it comes with perks.
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2. Lily-Rose Depp: It’s unlikely this starlet will be remembered solely as “the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.” The 18-year-old has put together her own impressive resume already. Still, she’s had some interesting investments…
Lily-Rose’s fans scratched their heads after her father spent $7,000 on a couch owned by the Kardashians for her. Even more: after the hefty purchase, the leather couch reportedly just went into storage!
3. Reginae Carter: Gaskets across the planet blew when word came out that big-time rapper Lil’ Wayne spent $150,000 on diamond teeth. But that was nothing compared to what he shelled out for his daughter, Reginae.
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All you really need to know was that one episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen—a show focused on really spoiled teenagers—featured Reginae. On top of a party with a $500,000 price tag, her parents gifted her a couple of cars that’d make Koraun Mayweather jealous.
4. Barron Hilton: Brother to Paris Hilton and heir to the Hilton family fortune, Barron—the baby in the center of this retro family pic—has put together quite a luxurious (and expensive) lifestyle, according to his Instagram. As a kid, though?
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While his sister flaunted her family’s money in front of cameras, Barron’s expenses came in a much more tragic fashion. Once, he drunkenly drove and struck a gas station clerk. The ensuing lawsuit cost the Hilton family $5 million.
5. Sofia Richie: Speaking of Paris… while Lionel Richie’s daughter, Nicole Richie, gallivanted around with the Hilton heiress, it was his second daughter, Sofia, who might have been even worse with her dad’s wallet.
Sofia’s done quite well for herself and she has her own successful modeling career, but Instagram posts show her living like a princess thanks to that “Stuck On You” money. All her posts show the envy-inducing vacations and luxury transportation she takes.
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6. Brandon Lee: With a mom like Pamela Anderson and a dad like Tommy Lee, Brandon could’ve spent his life poolside, waited on by only the best butlers. But while he’s pursuing a career of his own, he’s proven that he likes spending some of his parents’ money…
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Between private jets and photo-worthy vacations, Brandon sure knows how to spend some coin. Apparently, he knows how to waste it, too, a fact embodied by this Champagne bath. Sure, why not?
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7. Chet Hanks: The son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Chet didn’t spend Pop’s cash on luxury cars, trips, or the couches of reality TV stars. Instead, he used that Toy Story money for something quite tragic: drugs.
Exactly how much of the Hanks’ fortune Chet spent on cocaine is a mystery, but it must have been a lot because he reportedly did an insane amount of it. Since then, those who know him say he’s out of rehab and doing well. Good luck, Chet!
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8. The Willis girls: To say Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout Willis were under pressure and scrutiny as children would be an understatement. With Bruce Willis and Demi Moore as parents, it must have been freezing in that enormous shadow. But now?
No doubt about it, the sisters (Scout and Tallulah pictured here with mom Demi) turned out all right! But they were all known to be big partiers. While they’ve reportedly conquered their addictions, some say a good amount of money went into going out on the town.
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9. Robert Cavalli: Make no mistake, Roberto Cavalli knows how to make a fortune on fashion. His high-end clothing, perfumes, and leathers have padded his bank account since the ’70s, after all. His youngest son, Robert, on the other hand, sure knows how to spend it.
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Robert’s Instagram could easily be mistaken for a travel guide: the man loves hopping aboard a private plane and ending up somewhere luxurious. And who can blame him? They do say you should spend your money on experiences…
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10. Cazzie David: With his work on Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David made his fortune thanks to some of the best comedy chops around. Judging by Instagram, his oldest daughter, Cazzie, likes spending some of that dough.
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You can guess two things about Cazzie: she loves her dad… and she loves the beach. As she slowly builds her own acting and writing resume, though, you’ve got to figure that Seinfeld money lets her practically live her whole life with a coconut drink in her hand.
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