Celebrity News: The singer gave a speech of empowerment at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Last night was very special for Pink. She received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her impact on music, culture, fashion and altruistic actions during the MTV Video Music Awards.
It was after making their presentation, with a mix of their successes, that Pink appeared on stage to receive their award and create one of the most emotional moments. The singer gave a sincere speech about the self-image, using as an example her daughter, Willow.
Pink began her speech by saying that her daughter once said to her: “I am the ugliest girl I know, and I look like a child with long hair.” And he continued to tell how and what her response was to this harsh assertion of her little girl.
She said that after talking about some artists who broke stereotypes of beauty, such as Michael Jackson, Prince or Elton John, she asked her daughter, “How do you think I see myself?” To which the little girl answered: “You are beautiful”.
“I said, ‘Thanks – but when people make fun of me, it’s because they say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or have too many opinions”
“Baby, girl, we don’t change, we take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. We help other people to change so that they can see more kinds of beauty. And to all of the artists here, I am so inspired by all of you. Thank you for being your true selves. And for, for lighting the way for us.”
Thus, an almost disheartening sentence, which shows the uneasiness that a person of such a young age, proves for the most time how the pressure of socially accepted canons, which women seem to be forced to conform, and how the binary conception follows strongly Rooted in the minds of the new generations.
Willow, who was with her father, Carey Hart, applauded, along with the rest of the audience, Pink’s beautiful and empowering words (and there was no way it would be any different).