The battle lines have been drawn between Kim Kardashian and about a hundred other celebrities online. The newest one to join the conversation is Pink. The singer took to Twitter to send an inspiring message about International Women’s Day, but it quickly turned into a subtle jab at Kardashian’s nude photo post.
Pink’s message, a screenshot of an iPhone note, read: “Shout out to all of the women, across the world, using their brains, their strength, their work ethic, their talent, their ‘magic’ that they were born with, that only they possess. It may not ever bring you as much ‘attention’ or bank notes as using your body, your sex, your tits and asses, but women like you don’t need that kind of ‘attention.’”
She continued with a promise that, “In the quiet moments, you will feel something deeper than the fleeting excitement resulting from attention, you will feel something called pride and self respect. Keep on resisting the urge to cave. You’ll never have to make silly excuses for yourself.”
An empowering message for sure, but if it is in fact a snide remark about Kardashian’s actions, it sort of undercuts the entire message. It’s hard to make women feel empowered by putting down other women. Which is exactly how Twitter felt when they started firing back at Pink.
She held her ground by saying she is open to opinions and feelings of others, but ultimately, that won’t change her mind.
Pink is entitled to maintain her opinion and empower the women who share her views, but can we please try to have opposing views without slamming the other side? Especially on International Women’s Day.
For her part, Kardashian has posted her thoughts on the entire ordeal, saying basically that you don’t need to worry about what she’s doing. I say good for her for standing her ground. And good for Pink for doing the same. But bickering online over this is not good for anyone.