Pink expertly shuts down critic with a lesson on white privilege

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Pink has responded to negative comments on her Black Lives Matter post after she commented on the death of 46-year-old George Floyd.

Since Floyd's passing on May 25, numerous celebrities have commented on the issue, including Billie Eilish, who addressed the situation on Instagram.

"Right in this moment, we have to address hundreds of years of oppression of black people," the 18-year-old wrote. "The slogan of #BlackLivesMatter does not mean other lives don't. It's calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don't f**king matter!"

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The singer's post was later shared by Pink, who reposted it with the caption, "Say it."

But some people took umbrage with Pink's decision to repost Eilish's words, with one commentator saying that police brutality shouldn't be put in the "Black Lives Matter category" because it "could happen to any one of us".

Pink, however, disagreed with this statement and said that it was a white privileged view of the situation.

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Since then, Pink has gone on to shut down a number of her critics in the comments section, including an Instagram user who wrote, "Pink is stupid", to which she replied, "what an insightful and helpful comment."

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The 'So What' singer has also used her celebrity platform to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, sharing various posts about the subject since reposting Eilish's.

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Pink expertly shuts down critic with a lesson on white privilege

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By VT

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Pink has responded to negative comments on her Black Lives Matter post after she commented on the death of 46-year-old George Floyd.

Since Floyd's passing on May 25, numerous celebrities have commented on the issue, including Billie Eilish, who addressed the situation on Instagram.

"Right in this moment, we have to address hundreds of years of oppression of black people," the 18-year-old wrote. "The slogan of #BlackLivesMatter does not mean other lives don't. It's calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don't f**king matter!"

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/CAzwncfFm7G/]]

The singer's post was later shared by Pink, who reposted it with the caption, "Say it."

But some people took umbrage with Pink's decision to repost Eilish's words, with one commentator saying that police brutality shouldn't be put in the "Black Lives Matter category" because it "could happen to any one of us".

Pink, however, disagreed with this statement and said that it was a white privileged view of the situation.

An Instagram comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instgram / Pink]]

Since then, Pink has gone on to shut down a number of her critics in the comments section, including an Instagram user who wrote, "Pink is stupid", to which she replied, "what an insightful and helpful comment."

An Instagram comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram / Pink]]

The 'So What' singer has also used her celebrity platform to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, sharing various posts about the subject since reposting Eilish's.

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