This week in mom-shaming news: Pink is under fire yet again from the Judgy McJudgersons (who apparently have nothing better to do than to sift celeb social media accounts 24/7 looking for momming errors to hate on).
But this is Pink, people. Would you really dis her parenting to her face?
Yeah, we thought not. (We sure wouldn’t.)
On Monday, July 16, Pink shared a photo of herself making dinner with son Jameson, 7 months, and daughter Willow, 6.
In the pic, Jameson — in a front-wearing baby carrier — looks enthralled by his mother’s sautéing of some green veggies. Willow is perched on the counter (gasp!), taking in the scene.
Want to guess what the self-appointed parenting cops were up in arms about? Well, they’re happy to fill you in.
“Cute photo but please don’t cook wearing the baby. I’ve read some really horrific stories about terrible accidents that have occurred doing this,” said one.
“I babywear all the time except when I’m cooking hot meals,” said another. “The better alternative, I suppose if you really must, would be wearing the baby on your back. Not directly facing the hot stove.”
We have a hunch that Pink knows what she’s doing, folks. She’s not frying a whole chicken, for God’s sake. Look, moms and dads cook while kids watch and help. It happens. If you really want to make a difference in children’s lives, hey, maybe foster a few or go visit sick kids at a local hospital or something. Sitting on your duff and snarking at celeb moms on the internet is not going to change the world for the better. Yes, this is tough love, but it’s time you knew the truth.
And so what? She’s still a pop rock star. And a rockin’ mom. And no children were harmed in the making of her dinner.
This is not Pink’s first mom-shaming rodeo. The mommy police are hot on her tail most of the time. When she was pregnant with Jameson in November 2016, Pink posted a humorous shot of herself in her kitchen on Instagram, captioned, “When microwaving your decaf coffee becomes an excuse to sit on the floor and rest for a while.”
That completely relatable pic brought out all the haters and unemployed advice columnists.
“Don’t use microwaves! Bad for u!” shrieked one.
“Please don’t stand in front of microwave with baby belly,” bossed another.
Aaaand this is why we love Pink so much… Her response was to tweet an article about mom-shaming with the words, “Enjoy over a cup of coffee.” Heh.
She’s also referred to herself on Twitter as a “mommy shamer shamer.” Which we find deeply awesome. Cook on — and rock on — Mama Pink. We’ll keep raising a glass to you.