Pink Debuts Her ‘Jarring’ Video for ‘F**kin Perfect’
In a written statement on her website, Pink has a lot to say about her video for the song “F**kin’ Perfect,” the second single from her latest release Greatest Hits…So Far. And you know it’s going to be a good statement when it opens up with “I expect it will ruffle some feathers.”
The video continues with Pink’s theme of celebrating outcasts and underdogs, following the life of an artistic young outcast. The video deals with a lot of sensitive topics including cutting and suicide. Pink says:
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.
I can say this: the video is definitely moving. (Warning: obviously, this does contain depictions of cutting and the content may be triggering to some.)
If you or someone you know is suffering, you can visit this site provided by To Write Love on Her Arm that contains a list of resources, including helplines and websites. And remember, “don’t you ever ever feel like you’re less than fuckin’ perfect.”