Pink Defends Self-Harming In New Video
A woman carves the word ‘perfect’ into her arm…
Pink has defended her new video for F**kin' Perfect, which contains graphic scenes of an anorexic-looking woman cutting her arm with a razor blade.
The star, who is pregnant with her first child, said she did not wish to glamorise self-harming, but wanted to highlight what is becoming an increasingly common problem.
"Cutting and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. The problem being alienation and depression. The symptoms, cutting and suicide.
"I personally don't know a single person who doesn't know at least two of these victims personally,” Pink said in a statement.
“A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favourite rehab.
"It's a problem, and it’s something we should talk about. We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won't make it go away.”
The So What singer also said she hoped that the video would encourage sufferers to seek help.
“I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can't see another way. I want them to know I'm aware. I have been there. I see them. Sometimes that's all it takes.”