Pink defends her kids running in Holocaust Memorial as 'children being children'




Pink, always a candid personality when it comes to her opinions on parenting, defended her recent Instagram post of her kids - Willow, 8, and Jameson, 2 - running through the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.

"Berlin, I love you," she began the post. "And for all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers (sic) family. The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves."

While some Instagram users criticized the 39-year-old singer for letting her children run though the memorial, actress Selma Blair came to Pink's defense in the comments section, writing, "I love Berlin too. I love that what happened is not being forgotten. I love this celebration of life. I love you."

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Several comments on the post pointed to an interview that Peter Eisenman, the architect who designed the memorial, granted to the BBC in 2017, in which he called the site "an everyday occurrence," rather than "sacred ground."

"(There) are no dead people under my memorial," he said. "My idea was to allow as many people of different generations, in their own ways, to deal or not to deal with being in that place. And if they want to lark around I think that's fine."

Pink most recently courted controversy last week, when she shared another photo of herself and Jameson at a zoo in Hamburg, Germany, which incited comments that suggested she supported keeping animals in captivity.

"I believe in capturing a child's interest and love for an animal before teaching them about things like captivity," she responded to one commenter. "But thank you, the world needed your wisdom today."

"Here's the thing though...I don't remember asking you for your opinion or your help in raising my child," she replied to another critic in the comments section. "This isn't the place for a debate. Call cnn, or call the zoo."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pink defends her kids running in Holocaust Memorial as 'a celebration'

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