Pink Shuts Down Body Criticism: 'My Healthy Body Is Having Some Much Deserved Time Off'

04/13/2015 at 08:59 AM ET

When Pink put on a pretty party dress, delicate black headband and sparkling chandelier earrings to head out to an event Saturday night, she felt great about herself, just as we all do when we get dressed to the nines. But, this being the internet, it didn’t take long for some people to post her photo with nasty comments about the singer’s body. And because Pink is as famously outspoken as she is incredibly fit, she took to Twitter to demand some sanity.

Pink body shamingGabriel Olsen/Getty

In a typed-out screengrab posted on Twitter, Pink wrote:

“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my [dear] friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that the dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about [me]. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either :) … I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”

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Considering this is the performer who can do this and this without even blinking, we’re with her on all counts above. But to further prove her case, Pink posted a few reminders of what’s really important: Being a present, healthy and able body for her family (daughter Willow and husband Carey Hart) to love.

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–Alex Apatoff

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Cat on

Love her attitude!!!

ERica on

I love this article and support Pink 100%. The only problem is your hypocrisy, People Magazine. Does posting this article mean you’re stopping the incessant articles about women losing baby weight quickly? Are you doing to stop printing stories that make us believe that only thin is beautiful? I implore you to stop encouraging the pressure to look only one way (thin) and to support women so perceptions change and we no longer need to explain ourselves as Pink did.

Renee on

What a sick sick world we live in if that body is something to be “concerned” over.

Miranda on

I love her eloquent – totally on point – response!

Renee on

Erica no doubt and when women stop BUYING the magazines that do that…then there will be progress. Any woman who buys a magazine with that kind of article on the cover is guilty of keeping that trend going.

Flower on

I’m so confused… what is wrong with how she looks? I think she looks beautiful… amazing, happy & healthy as she said herself. Why do we continue to criticize each other on body image: too heavy, too thin, to fit ! As long as we take care of ourselves, live a healthy life and are happy, then what else matters?

Marcia on

Who are “all” these people talking about her body and her weight?? She looks amazing as always!!

Kimberly on

Haters gonna hate..and obviously idiots will continue to be idiots. Pink looks fantastic! She’s never been a skinny-minnie…..she’s always been muscular. I guess being FIT equates to fat in some people’s eyes. Sad.

A-ha on

To me Pink can do no wrong – whether it’s her unique style, superb music and kickass attitude, I’m always amazed by her. Go Pink, I love me some cheesecake too :)

jenga on

Um, she looks fantastic.

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