Pink voiced her opinion about the 2015 MTV VMAs … and ended up getting slammed by Demi Lovato and her fans.
The whole thing began on Thursday after it was revealed that the veteran performer had posted the following message on her private Instagram account:
I felt embarrassed and sad. And old. We’re getting old. But in all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life. This trash won’t save any kids life. In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul? Disenfranchised to say the least. Let down by my industry and peers. Beside Macklemore and pharell [sic] and Bieber (pre-sob fest) and the weekend [sic], Tori Kelly was dope too. The rest was gross and embarrassing and hard for this aging pop star to believe.
Now simply because she did not mention Demi Lovato’s performance as one of those she liked, many Demi Lovato fans assumed that she was calling their idol ‘trash,’ resulting in Pink getting abused online. So on Friday morning, Pink tweeted, ‘Please look for a feud elsewhere. I have no issue with Demi Lovato or anyone else. I actually forgot she performed. I have opinions. Many.’
‘I stand by what I said,’ she insisted. ‘However, I didn’t intend for the angry people of the world to latch on and make it into something it isn’t. Peace.’
This clarification, however, did little to stop the hateful tweets from being flung at Pink … and instead of calling off her dogs and despite the fact that she wasn’t the one Pink was referring to, Demi Lovato used the opportunity to take a cheap shot at the singer and promote her new album.
‘Cool For The Summer may not “save kid’s lives” or “inspire” but I’d say Skyscraper & Warrior have done a pretty good job of helping people cope with mental illness,’ she tweeted. ‘VMA’s are sexy and fun. There’s a time and place for everything.’
This prompted Pink to tweet an hour later, ‘You know, this is part of why I’m sad about the VMas and the world in general. Everyone is so nasty and waiting for a fight. I never said Anything about Demi Lovato or called out anyone.’
‘I was talking to a friend in response to his disappointment about the show. I agree w him. You can make this into whatever you like, cause that’s who we are now, I guess. I’m out,’ she went on. ‘In other news, it’s gonna be a beautiful day, I hope you look up from your keyboards and enjoy it.’
What do you think?