Most of the time, we turn to celebrities for their outrageous fashion choices or over-the-top online feuds. It's not very often that we look to these larger-than-life characters for parenting advice or lessons on the dangers of judging people based on how well they fit into social norms. But last night at the VMAs, Pink took the opportunity during her award acceptance speech to teach an incredibly important and powerful message to her young daughter. We couldn't help but be inspired.
Pink is no stranger to making an impression at awards shows.
Who could forget her 2010 Grammy performance where she sang while suspended from the ceiling in a white sheet? Or her 2014 Grammy performance where she sang while suspended from the ceiling with black ropes?
In short, Pink has probably grown accustomed at this point to turning a few heads now and then.
But at last night’s VMAs, it wasn’t Pink’s acrobatic performances that got people’s attention. It was something she said to her daughter.
Pink showed up to the Grammys with her husband, Carey Hart, and their daughter, Willow, in tow.
The three of them wore adorable matching three-piece suits.
Is this not one of the best family pictures you’ve ever seen?
We were already overwhelmed with cuteness and the VMAs hadn’t even started yet!
Pink's musical performance at the show was (obviously) incredible.
She started things off by entering the arena in a flying car. Because of course she did. She’s Pink!
If there’s a way to be suspended from the ceiling, Pink is going to take advantage of it.
After her incredible performance, Pink was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
This award is given in recognition of accomplishments in both music and film.
Before she officially began her acceptance speech, Pink accidentally broke the tiny flag on the award trophy. But after this slightly rocky start, Pink shared the story of a conversation she recently had with 6-year-old Willow.
The conversation occurred one day as Pink drove Willow to school.
While they were in the car, Willow said to Pink, “I am the ugliest girl I know […] I look like a boy with long hair.”
Pink said that in her head, she immediately started wondering where this comment had come from. “Oh my god, you are 6! Why? Where is this coming from?” she thought to herself. “Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s a**?”
But rather than sharing any of these thoughts out loud, Pink turned to a tool that many parents use in situations like these.