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Pink Trolled the Parenting Police on Instagram and It’s Perfect


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Pink is no stranger to parent-shamers, and she’s also no stranger to calling them out. The singer is known for keeping it real when it comes to parenting (and pretty much everything else), but her latest post is arguably one of her best. The mom of two uploaded a photo of her daughter Willow gleefully running through a sprinkler on Instagram, and in the caption, anticipated all the things parent-shamers would criticise her for.

“Here’s a picture of my child running through water,” she wrote. “It wasn’t even filtered. What a waste of water. And no helmet? I hope she had sunscreen. If she slips and falls she may be traumatized for life. And her mother wasn’t even there. I was….. gasp…. working!!!! In another country!”

The best part? Her on-point hashtags, which call out the “parenting police” and encourage any haters to promptly unfollow: “#instagramisfun#fucktheparentingpolice#ifyoufeellikeunfollowingpleasegoddoitquickly #opinionsarelikeassholes#somanyassholes

In addition to totally nailing sarcasm, Pink’s post brings attention to the fact that these days (and especially in the advent of social media), parents are constantly criticised for every little decision they make. It’s infuriating and makes parents feel like they can’t do anything right when in reality, everyone’s just trying their best. 

What do the parent-shamers have to say about her tongue-in-cheek post? Nothing. Because Pink turned the comments off. Like a badass. But like-minded parents are undoubtedly applauding Pink for her commitment to transparency and humor when it comes to being a mom – and so are we.