August 20, 2019

Pink Defends Her Kids’ Behavior at Holocaust Memorial

Pink, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award, attends The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage/JTA)

(JTA) — Pink defended a photo she posted of her children running at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial.

The Jewish pop singer, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, shared photos on Instagram Sunday from her trip to the German capital. One of the images in a post captured “Berlin, I love you” showed her two young children running among the large stone blocks that make up the vast memorial.

Some commenters said their behavior was a sign of disrespect at the solemn site. In response, the singer disabled comments on her posts on Monday.

“[F]or all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mothers family,” she wrote as part of the post. “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.”

Pink has spoken about her Jewish identity, including after the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 that turned deadly.

“It’s incredible to watch neo-nazis march in 2017, while I, a Jewish woman, headline a show in Berlin where these tunnels were built by him,” she wrote at the time, referring to the tunnels built by Hitler leading to the Waldbühne, the amphitheater where she performed.