P!nk Supports LGBTQ Equality
P!nk has been very vocal about looking forward to a day when sexual orientation is no longer part of an international debate. The singer made her stance on same-sex marriage crystal clear in 2012, speaking out in favour of it a year before the marriage equality movement garnered major support among Americans.
“I think the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight,” she told an LGBTQ radio station in 2012. “It’s not a ‘gay wedding,’ it’s just a ‘wedding’. It’s not a ‘gay marriage,’ it’s just ‘a marriage’.”
She’s All About Animal Rights
In 2015 P!nk joined forces with PETA, stating she’d “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” in their ongoing campaign. The singer told the animal rights group “I wish everyone was forced to learn the horrors that these animals go through for fashion trends,” in response to the organization’s startling stats surrounding the making of fur coats.
She also starred in a campaign to raise awareness about abused sheep in 2008. P!nk stated, “a way to use your power as a consumer to stop animal cruelty is to avoid wool altogether until Australia bans the mutilation of sheep.”
She Rocks The Charts
Her 2008 single “So What” hit the top of the Hot 100 hits, and her 2010 single “Raise Your Glass” among with her duet with Nate Ruess “Just Give Me A Reason” topped the charts at No. 1 for three weeks in 2013.
The singer recently claimed her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with “Beautiful Trauma”, which hit the top of the list for 2017’s largest week for an album for a woman.
She’s Not Afraid To Get Dirty
Any woman who is fearless enough to ride dirt bikes with their main man is beautiful in our books.
Also, fun fact: this is how P!nk defied gender roles and asked Carey Hart to marry her.
She's A Kick A** Mom
P!nk’s not about to let society dictate how her kids see themselves growing up.
The singer made an impassioned speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, after recalling a memory with her daughter Willow who had recently told her, "I'm the ugliest girl I know. I look like a boy with long hair."
"When people make fun of me they say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I’m too outspoken," she said. "Do you see me growing my hair? Do you see me changing my body? Do you see my selling out arenas all over the world? Baby girl, we don’t change. We take the gravel in the shell and make a pearl. We help other people to change, so they can see all kinds of beauty."
And she continued that sentiment with ET Canada’s Matte Babel, saying “There’s just always so much work to be done and I talk about these things because I lived them,” P!nk shares. “There hasn’t been a day that someone hasn’t said something nasty about me. It’s not that it doesn’t hurt me, or that I’m invincible, or that I don’t care. I do care, I care a lot and that’s why I fight back.”
Her High-Flying Performances
We’re going to let the photo do the talking here.
She Sticks To Her Word
When P!nk signed on to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, she didn’t let a little sickness get in her way.
Oh no, she slayed, belting out one of the best renditions of the song we’ve heard.
Her Takedown Of Trolls
As we previously mentioned, P!nk slayed at Super Bowl LII, when she nailed the National Anthem despite being sick.
But just like the herb cilantro, even though many people love it, some refuse to and that’s just what happened on Twitter, when @King_Sullivan tweeted: “If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 times. Pink sucks and if you like her singing you’re dumb #SuperBowl”
“Yeah but at least I suck while singing our country’s National Anthem, and you just suck by yourself on a dirty couch. #Winning”
She’s The Perfect Role Model For Every Girl
Staunchly believing in being true to yourself, P!nk also understands the emotional rollercoaster that every girl and woman goes through. In an interview, the singer said “Every day, I fight a war against the mirror. I can’t stand the person staring back at me,” saying that she doesn’t believe in gender roles, saying that beauty comes from within, not from material objects.
She likes to raise her kids in a "gender-neutral" household, although she's hesitant to give it that label.
"I feel like gender-neutral is in itself a label and I’m label-less,” she says. “I don’t like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything.”