Oh, Pink. We were just touting your awesomeness – your fearless nature, your strong will, and your promotion of strong, healthy body images to our delicate and misguided youth. We loved your music, your take-no-bullshit attitude, and your smart lyrics were a refreshing change from the vapid Ke$ha’s of the pop world. And we loved you, for all of it.
But now comes this.
Pink has revealed to Redbook magazine in their upcoming March issue that she went, umm, just a little cray cray when it came to trying to get her partner Carey Hart back after their split in 2008. In the interview, Pink claims that not only did she look her very best during the six months post-breakup, but that she used her body and other tactics (HOLD ON WE’RE GETTIN’ THERE) in attempts to force a reconciliation.
Much of what Pink says in the interview is perfectly reasonable, mind you. She says that she took good care of herself and got physically strong. Yes! And that she considers joy to be her goal, “to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and intelligent and in love.” Yes, yes! CAN WE GET A “YES!”
But then things get “Hahahahahaha this one time I boiled a bunny” weird pretty quickly.
Pink tells Redbook she was invited by Carey to perform at a club he owned during their split, and so she decided to put this opportunity to its best use by devising a plan winning him back. You know, by doing mature, completely sane things like having a serious talk about their future and how their relationship could work by using rational discussion and respectful conflict resolution techniques.
Except that NO. THE OPPOSITE OF THAT.
Instead, she made him a gift. A very special, super awesome, creepy-as-fuck gift.
Pink tells Redbook:
“I made him a photo album of all the cards he had ever given me, of all the photos of our entire relationship. I spent months on this album. On the last page I pasted a photo of myself from a really bad movie I made years ago with my neck slit and blood everywhere. Next to it I wrote ‘This is me without you.’ On the next page, there was a picture of a baby. And I wrote ‘The rest is unwritten.’ The divorce papers that we never signed were behind that page.”
Pink adds that she presented this “gift” whilst wearing sexy lingerie that was a favorite of Hart’s, and that this weirdness “worked.”
WELL OF COURSE IT WORKED BECAUSE NOW HE’S SHITTING HIS PANTS AND HE’S ASKEERED OF YOU, DUH.
So thanks a lot, Pink. Now an entire generation of women who enjoy your music and held you up as a role model to our daughters needs to undo all we’ve done in promoting you. What happened to good old fashioned post break-up techniques like cutting the crotch out of all his pants and drunk calling all his friends to talk about who much you miss him?
Because this? This is NOT empowering. It’s manipulative, and it’s wrong, and it’s not very Pink-ish. At all.
So what do you think? Did Pink go too far? Do you have any wackadoo “but I did it for love” confessions you’d care to make?
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