Pink attended an important event in support of an equally important friend over the weekend.
The singer eschewed the glamour of the MTV Movie Awards and the star-studded festival Coachella to attend the John Wayne 30th Annual Odyssey Ball in Beverly Hills, where Dr. Maggie DiNome was honoured with the Duke Award “for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer”.
Sadly, the focus from the media following her appearance was not on the eradication of cancer, but criticising her changing physique and her elegant black dress.
While Pink admitted the dress she chose “didn't photograph as well as it did in my kitchen,” she has responded to the body-shaming articles and negative comments in one particularly poignant post.
“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight,” she tweeted of the negative comments.
“In fact, I feel beautiful,” she continued. “So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me [sic]. 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,” she concluded. “Love, cheesecake.”
She further shared posts on her family’s response to her apparent weight gain:
Much to the delight of her fans:
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