Pink defended her children after people criticized photos she shared of them running through Berlin’s Holocaust memorial

Pink and daughter Willow.

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Pink and daughter Willow.
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  • Singer Pink shared photos of her trip to Berlin with her family over the weekend.
  • In one of the pictures her children Willow, age 8, and Jameson, age 2, are seen running through the famous Holocaust memorial in the city center.
  • But a few people were quick to criticize, saying it was not a “hide and seek place,” and it was “wrong” for them to be playing there.
  • But many others defended her, saying there was no better tribute to those who lost their lives than children being happy and free.
  • In response to the criticism in the caption, Pink wrote: “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.”
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Singer Pink received some criticism on an Instagram post she shared over the weekend. In one of the pictures of her family’s trip to Berlin, Pink’s children Willow, age 8, and Jameson, age 2, are seen running through the famous Holocaust memorial in the city center.

“This place is not definitely a hide and seek place, dear Pink,” one person wrote in the comments.

“This is wrong for them to be running around at the holocaust memorial,” wrote another. “You need to explain to them to respect the place.”

But among some critical remarks were many fans who enjoyed the picture. One person called it “hauntingly beautiful.”

“What a better tribute than to see the next generations running with joy and happiness and freedom rather than fear for their lives? Isn’t that what anyone wants for their descendants?” one person wrote.

“I think this is a naturally beautiful photo of children being children, being free,” said another. “That purity and freedom hasn’t always been a guarantee so let’s just embrace it shall we.”

Others commented that children playing is the best contrast to the horrors other people suffered.

“The defiance in the positive innocent energy created by children in this place is an authentic response to the horrors it is there to remind us of,” wrote one person. “For the children especially that were lost.”

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In the caption, Pink wrote: “Berlin, I love you.”

She also followed it up with a message towards everyone leaving comments:

“These two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers family,” she said. “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.”

Actress Selma Blair responded by saying “I love Berlin too. I love that what happened is not being forgotten. I love this celebration of life. I love you.”

In April, Pink spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about how her children aren’t on social media, in an attempt to curb the mean comments over her parenting.

“I won’t share them anymore. I won’t do it. I’m not posting pictures of them anymore,” she said.