Singer Pink recently shared several photos of her time in Berlin, including one of her two children — 8-year-old Willow Sage and 2-year-old Jameson Moon running through the city’s Holocaust Memorial.
People.com reports that Pink went on to caption the slideshow with an explanation of why she chose to include the image of her children, even though she knew that many online might not understand.
“For all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I,” wrote the 39-year-old singer, adding that everyone in her mother’s side is also Jewish.
The singer, who will be performing in Berlin on Sunday, also wrote, “The person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me, this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves.”
While there were a few negative comments on the post, with one critic telling Pink they thought posting “happy photos” from the memorial was “wrong,” a majority of fans agreed with the singer.
Meanwhile, American architect Peter Eisenman, who designed the memorial, says that he has no problem with some of the more light-hearted ways in which visitors respond to the space. “People have been jumping around those pillars forever. They’ve been sunbathing, and having lunch there and that’s fine,” says Eisenman, who adds, “A memorial is an everyday occurrence, it’s not sacred ground.”...