|Pink's "Fucking Perfect" Video
||[Jan. 21st, 2011|12:56 am]
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Wow. And this, my friends, is why Pink is my favorite Pop artist. The video was beautifully haunting and powerful, as is the song. Yet, it's mainstream enough to become a smash hit and thus spread its positive and inspiring message to the masses. Pink rarely disappoints me, and not only did she deliver with this video and song, she wowed me. Check out what P!nk had to say about the song's video and her intentions behind it:
I'm sure my newest video for "F**kin’ Perfect" will be much like some of my other videos, which basically means I expect it will ruffle some feathers.
My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them. I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion. That is my intention. You can't move mountains by whispering at them.
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. 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 favorite rehab.
Its a problem, and its 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.
I don't support or encourage suicide or cutting. 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.
Making this video was a very emotional experience for me, as was writing this song. I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.
Well said, Pink. Well said. In a time where it's becoming a trend sing songs that motivate and inspire (Kesha, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry.. I see you!), Pink seems the most genuine. And maybe that's because she's been relaying this same message since 2000. Or maybe it's because ole girl really lives and breathes this. Either way, it's a message that will never get old to me. We can never be loved too much. We can never be inspired too much, motivated too much, told everything is going to be okay, too much; and when you're at the lowest of the lowest moments, nothing feels better, nothing is more needed, than that. Say hello to my favorite song and video of 2011.