On Saturday (May 31), Pink reposted a powerful message about white privilege from Billie Eilish on Instagram in the wake of George Floyd's death. Not long after sharing Billie's post, Pink's comments were hit with messages supporting the 'All Lives Matter' movement. Pink wasn't having any of it, though, and quickly shut down their arguments.
If you missed Billie's statement, she wrote: “No one is saying your life doesn’t matter,” “No one is saying your life is not hard. No one is saying anything at all about you…… All you MFs do is find a way to make everything about yourself. This is not about you. Stop making everything about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger.”
“You are privileged whether you like it or not,” Billie continued. “Society gives you privilege just for being white. … If all lives matter why are black people killed for just being black? Why are immigrants persecuted? … Why is it okay for white people to protest literally being asked to stay at home while carrying semi-automatic weapons? Why is it okay for black people to be called thugs for protesting the murder of innocent people? Do you know why???? White. F—king. Privilege.”
When Pink shared the message, one person commented: “Totally get where you’re coming from. HOWEVER, as a person with a lawyer brain, I have to say… when you single out one race and say ‘that’ race matters. You ARE implicitly saying other races don’t matter as much. It is automatically inferred,” one commenter wrote. “I believe it does this situation a disjustice [sic] by putting it in the #blacklivesmatter category. This could happen to ANY ONE OF US! THAT is the atrocity! THAT is the REAL issue. It is not about race.”
Pink quickly clapped back, writing “You are the epitome of white privilege and the saddest part is that you don’t even hear yourself and probably never will.”