In case you didn't get the memo, Pink rocks.
The preggers pop-star just released her new video for "F****** Perfect," a teen anthem that, unlike many others, actually promotes a positive message - one of self-love. While some may find the new video too graphic (at one point a teen viciously cuts herself), Pink's intention to get people talking about suicide, depression and self-hate is admirable, and necessary.
In a statement to her fans, Pink says, "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 ... Its a problem, and its something we should talk about." And thanks to this powerful vid hopefully we will.
With estimates that one million people commit suicide each year - that's nearly one death every 40 seconds - the more pop-stars use their platform to promote self-confidence, the better. Thankfully, Pink's latest jam is only one multiple socially conscious hits that have surged up the Billboard Charts recently.
Katy Perry's "Firework" and Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" both sing a similar tune of loving you for you without sounding too preachy or cheesy. It's only a matter of time before some of my faves, ahem Britney and Biebs, jump on the bandwagon! Hey, a guy can dream.
Spread Pink's message by sharing the video with your social networks, and let's make a pact to end depression, cutting, suicide and self-hate. Is there anyone in your community that you think we should recognize for their fight against depression? Let us know in the comments.