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Why Pink will never stop throwing shade on mum-shamers

And we thank you, Pink.

What we love about Pink is she's not afraid to call out social media trolls - and she's done it again this week with a very spiky message to those who recently mum-shamed Jessica Simpson for dying her daughter's hair.
In an Instagram post, Pink has shared images of herself dying her eight-year-old daughter Willow Sage's hair blue and captioned it, "I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored. So we thought we'd share what we did yesterday . #bluehairdontcare #getyourownkids #parentpoliceareactuallyjustlonelysadpeople #illdyeyourhairtoolosers #ohlookmanocomments"

Only a few days earlier Jessica Simpson had shared an image of her seven-year-old daughter, Maxwell Drew, with the tips of her hair dyed pink.
Jessica's post had received a barrage of negative comments from what Pink would call the "parenting police" - those who take to social media to leave judgy, disapproving comments about others' parenting decisions on their social media pages.
"So sad to see a child this young getting her hair dyed. She looked so much prettier with her natural golden locks. She still should be a child in every sense. That time is short," said one.
"OMG!! Too young to start damaging her hair," posted another.

Pink wasn't the only person to speak out in Jessica's defense. Others pointed out, "It's not like we're barbecuing kittens, here. It's hair dye. Unclench!"
"Where were all these mom shamers at when i was growing up getting god awful perms! Let kids be kids jeeze."
"For everyone freaking out over a little color on her ends, remember us 90's kids taking highlighters to our hair at school?! Come on..."
But even though shaming someone on social media always says more about the shamer than the shamed, it still stings.
Last month Pink posted a message that showed she was clearly over the ugly side of social media.
Accompanying an image of Willow running through a sprinkler on a hot summer's day, she wrote:
"Here's a picture of my child running through water.
"It wasn't even filtered.
"What a waste of water.
"And no helmet? I hope she had sunscreen. If she slips and falls she may be traumatized for life. And her mother wasn't even there. I was..... gasp.... working!!!! In another country!"

The reality is as long as there is social media, there will be social media trolls. It's too easy to hide behind your keyboard and take your bad mood out on someone you never have to face in person.
But Pink will undoubtedly continue to take up her sword.
In another Instagram post she shares a quote by Virginia Wolfe in Mrs Dalloway: "Because it is a thousand pities to never say what one feels..."
And as she herself once famously said, "You can't move mountains by whispering at them."