On August 29, popular singer P!nk tweeted about young content creators being exploited by their parents, naming Piper as an example.
“How are their parents exploiting many kids like Piper Rockelle? And at what point do the rest of us say … “this isn’t okay for a 13 yr old to be posing in a bikini whilst her MOTHER takes the photo?!?!” she wrote in a tweet that now has over 16,000 likes.
How many kids like Piper Rockelle are being exploited by their parents? And at what point do the rest of us say … “this isn’t okay for a 13 yr old to be posing in a bikini whilst her MOTHER takes the photo?!?!”
— P!nk (@Pink) August 29, 2021
After the tweet caused some controversy, Piper told Insider: “Pictures of teenagers in bikinis having fun are not sexual. They’re only sexual if you view us that way,” also stating that, “my mom doesn’t make me do anything.”
The conversation regarding the subject online has been ongoing since then. On September 10, Piper uploaded a video to TikTok in which she revealed the impact the backlash has had on her.
The 14-year-old is seen crying, and in response to a viral Sound that asks, “who got you crying like that,” she answered: “A certain celebrity that tweeted about me doing normal things that all teenagers with social media do nowadays, SINGLING ME OUT!”
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She went on to claim: “Now I’m being bullied and harassed by grown adults daily. Thanx!”
The TikTok has received almost 90,000 likes and over 300,000 views, with some commenters supporting the young star, but others echoing P!nk’s opinion.