Pink has been facing backlash for posting a photo of her kids running through the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
The photo posted on Instagram quickly caught the attention of people acting as “parenting police”. One user wrote on the comment section “not everywhere is a playground. Simple.” The 39-year-old singer was accused of disrespecting the memorial site.
Now, Pink has updated the photo’s caption explaining the meaning behind the photos which show her daughter Willow and son Jameson running through the pillars.
“For all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I,” the So What hitmaker wrote, adding that everyone is Jewish from her mother’s side of the family.
“…and the entirety of my mothers family. The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves.” added Pink, who performed in Berlin last Sunday for her Beautiful Trauma world tour.
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Berlin, I love you. #holocaustmemorial #panamarestaurant #cocktailclasses #history #herstory #worldtour and for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers family. The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves.
As for the American architect who designed the said memorial, Peter Eisenman, he finds absolutely no offense when it comes to visitors “jumping around” the site. Speaking to BBC back in 2017 Eisenman said:
“People have been jumping around on those pillars forever. They’ve been sunbathing, they’ve been having lunch there and I think that’s fine. A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it is not sacred ground.”
Pink’s fans have also come to her defense with one user writing:
“Please don’t imagine for one second that the people who died in that massacre wouldn’t want the sound of children’s laughter to surround the space outside because it is SO HEAVY inside.”