The exchanges occurred after the “Just Give Me a Reason” singer reposted a portion of Billie Eilish’s statement decrying the “All Lives Matter” movement following the death of George Floyd on May 25.
At one point in her original post Eilish, 18, wrote, “IF I HEAR ONE MORE WHITE PERSON SAY ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’ ONE MORE F–KING TIME IM GONNA LOSE MY F–KING MIND.”
Following Pink’s repost, comments by followers seeming to advocate “All Lives Matter” sentiments appeared.
“Totally get where you’re coming from,” one follower wrote. “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. 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, 40, replied, “You are the epitome of white privilege and the saddest part is that you don’t even hear yourself and probably never will.”
When another follower added, “All Business Owners Life’s Matter too,” the Grammy Award-winner responded, “So you can’t read.”
And, in response to a follower who stated, “There are NO white people in need!!! I get it… but come on… dont’ just rattle off nonsense,” Pink wrote, “I would need you to make sense in order to respond.”
In addition to Eilish, Pink has taken to Instagram and reposted messages from other celebrities, who are also protesting the death of Floyd.
On Monday, Pink reposted a message from “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo that read: “We stand against racism. We stand for inclusion. We stand with our fellow Black employees, storytellers, creators and the entire Black community. We must unite and speak out.”