Pink To Pass Out ‘Banned’ Books
The BBC reported that Pink has teamed up with Pen America, a campaign group that claims to defend authors’ freedom of expression. This group alleges that Florida has banned more books than any other state in the country, accounting “for more than 40% of all documented bans.”
“Books have held a special joy for me from the time I was a child, and that’s why I am unwilling to stand by and watch while books are banned by schools,” Pink said in a statement. “It’s especially hateful to see authorities take aim at books about race and racism and against LGBTQ authors and those of color,” she continued. “We have made so many strides toward equality in this country and no one should want to see this progress reversed. This is why I am supporting PEN America in its work and why I agree with them: no more banned books.” Pink doubled down on this in an Instagram Live video, saying, “As a mom of two young readers, I can’t imagine letting someone else decide what MY CHILDREN can and cannot read!” Pink and her former professional motocross racer husband Corey Hart are parents to daughter Willow, 12, and son Jameson, 6.
“We are thrilled to be working with Pink on this important cause,” she said. “Every child deserves access to literature that reflects their lives. Rampant censorship is depriving kids of the chance to see themselves in books and learn about the world and its history.” People Magazine reported that Pink is set to perform in Miami, Florida tonight and in Sunrise, Florida on Wednesday night. At each of these shows, the first 1,000 fans who are interested in taking part will be given copies of books that are allegedly “banned” frequently in Florida.
The four books that Pink plans to give away at these particular concerts are: “The Family Book” by Todd Parr, “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman, “Beloved” by Toni Morrison and a book from “Girls Who Code,” by Resha Saujani.
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Pink’s Liberal Meltdowns
Pink has long been one to express radically liberal views. Last year, she had a complete meltdown on social media over the overturn of Roe v. Wade. “I think all of our nerves are collectively fried from so many years of racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc. +pandemics, mass