Pink's new outlook after 'evil' social media backlash

  • 27/04/2019
Pink's new outlook after 'evil' social media backlash
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Pop sensation Pink has opened up about her experiences with social media in an interview with Kiwi radio host Zane Lowe, revealing the lessons both good and bad have prompted her to reconsider how much the online world matters.

The recording artist, who boasts a successful 20-year career in the industry, recently disclosed she intends to stop posting pictures of her children after well-intended images drew fierce criticism and intense judgement.

Ahead of releasing her new album, she candidly spoke to the Apple Music Beats 1 presenter and related her experiences to how she wants her children to deal with the same issues.

She says being confronted by reactions across Twitter and Instagram forced her to analyse that despite the good, much of it can't be taken too seriously.

"Social media can be used for good or evil and I think you just have to be really honest with your kids about the evils and having thick skin and not taking anonymous people to heart."

The 39-year-old said the interactions she can have on virtual platforms can be hugely meaningful to her but some have made her realise the world has many unkind people in it.


"I think my kids are gonna grow up with a very open and honest dialogue about how screwed-up people are, and how wonderful people can be," she said.

"Also how you react to social media is kind of how you walk through the world, right? You want your kids to have the confidence to pick and choose what they pay attention to.

"It's about saying, how much does this matter to me? How much do these people matter to me? How much is this going to change my life? I'm going to use this for this, this works for me, and I'm gonna leave the rest alone.

"I feel like kids live that way more than we ever did."

The Kiwi interviewer chatted to Pink about how her new album Hurts 2B Human came to life, working with One Republic's Ryan Tedder and meeting Khalid for the first time.

Her new album features collaborations with Cash Cash, Chris Stapleton, Khalid and Wrabel.

The hitmaker is hugely popular across Australia and New Zealand, which is the third most popular Apple Music streaming territory for Pink behind the USA and Europe.

The most streamed Pink song is 'What About Us', released in 2017, and her most loved album is Beautiful Trauma from the same year.