Pink had to deal with the cremated remains of a fan’s mom while performing

It just barely over a week since Bebe Rexha was pelted with a cell phone while performing and we already have another incident. At Pink’s performance in London last weekend someone threw a bag of her mother’s cremated remains to the stage. I guess you could say, if for some reason you wanted to be charitable about this, that it’s a less violent assault, but good grief it is infinitely more weird.

Cover her in sunshine–not your mom’s ashes.

Pink was left gobsmacked after a concertgoer tossed a bag of their mother’s ashes on stage during her headlining set at the British Summer Time festival in London over the weekend.

“Is this your mom?” Pink, 43, asked as she picked up a plastic bag holding the cremated remains in a witness’ video posted to Twitter on Monday.

With a shocked expression on her face, Pink then admitted, “I don’t know how I feel about this,” before staggering to her feet and placing the ashes on the edge of the stage.

The pop star could also be seen shaking her hands, as if trying to clean them, behind a speaker before continuing to sing her song “Just Like a Pill” while still looking astounded.

“Someone gave their Mothers ashes to Pink. I need yall to have boundaries like girl what?!” the witness captioned the video.

Another Twitter user claimed to know the reason behind the ashes being tossed and alleged, “OK so my friends were stood [sic] near this lady and back story is… her mum couldn’t get out much as she was so ill when alive so this lady takes her ashes places.

“So she get out now it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but if it gives this woman comfort then that’s up to her. Not for me tho.”

Several other netizens replied to the clip to share their thoughts on the surprising incident.

“She handled it well cause I’d definitely be mad that someone handed me their mom’s ashes,” one person wrote, adding, “I understand why some celebrities are standoffish now.”

“This is just crazy,” a second person wrote.

“I’m so sorry, I lost it when she was signing ‘can’t stay on your life support’ while putting the ashes down,” a fan joked, quoting Pink’s song she was singing at the time.

[From Page Six]

The video is on Twitter and though it’s quick you can absolutely see a flash of “WTF!” on Pink’s face. Because… WTF?! Pink was a pro and pretty much acknowledged the insanity and quickly moved on, but like many of you commented last week with Bebe, these women performing up there for your pleasure shouldn’t have to deal with this crap. I find Pink to be a candid and reflective punk, so I look forward to her thoughts on this incident in the future, if and when she’s ready.

As for the so-called fan, the info we have now is hearsay, so take that with a grain of salt, but if the account is true, that her mum couldn’t get out much as she was so ill when alive so this lady takes her ashes places again, like with the nuts reasoning from Bebe’s assailant, it’s an explanation but not an excuse. It also doesn’t justify in any way throwing the bag on the stage. Wasn’t taking the ashes to the concert itself enough? Did her mother specifically ask to be hurled at Pink, or was the daughter allowed to determine the artist? Was that bag the last of her mother’s remains? I hope not.

Photos credit: Mark Cavill / Bang Showbiz / Avalon

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  1. HeyKay says:

    That is insane.
    What? What could they have been thinking? Why would it even occur to someone to do this?

    • Sugarhere says:

      Perhaps I could go to a Matt Healy concert and hand him my dried placenta?

      Why are people acting like creeps with no boundaries? I consider it as an assault or a hostage situation, given that the celebrity has no choice but to be gracious in the face of that uncanny provocation.

      Ps: I don’t have a dried placenta 😂

  2. Slush says:

    “I understand why some celebrities are standoffish now.”

    This. There are some celebs who are just jerks, but honestly when people behave like this, it’s hard to blame someone for being cold to fans or the general public.

    • Ameerah M says:

      Considering the annoying things I encounter as a regular schmegular person dealing with other humans I can only imagine how annoying the encounters with other humans can be for celebs.

    • Kelly says:

      I’ve read stories, especially from female stars, about how engaging with fans outside of a professional environment can lead to stalking. I distinctly remember one woman saying her agent told her to never accept any kind of gift from a fan, even from a kid. And there was an episode of Playboy Murders about one playmate whose husband was killed by a fan who would call into the playboy line and pay money to talk to her. You just never know when odd or quirky behavior can turn deadly.

      My friend runs a charter boat business in florida and they recently had a woman come on board to do an ash spreading at sea because her late husband liked to travel. That’s way more appropriate than hurling a bag of ashes at a confused singer trying to do her job.

      • Decowell says:

        You don’t even have to charter a boat. Commercial cruiselines like Carnival, etc offer a Burial at Sea service.

  3. Coco says:

    I can only guess this is a case of monkey see monkey do. I feel that this is going to become a trend because of the need some people have to want to go viral on social media.

  4. Vi says:

    I read the headline on another site. Scrolled down thinking it was just pink staging for press. Got to the picture of her looking like “what””ew” and just burst out laughing. I’m sorry. That’s so weird and while I want pinks money I’m glad it didn’t happen to me.

  5. HeyKay says:

    Does no one understand how to behave in public anymore?
    Or is anything for attention going to keep getting worse?

    Performers are going to need to put up chicken wire fences and netting in front of the stage, next. Just like the biker bars used to in the 70’s.

    Btw, carrying around your deceased loved ones in a ziplock bag so they “can go places” indicates a level of You Need To See A Doctor!

  6. lucy2 says:

    This is awful. If people keep throwing stuff, all performers are going to end up behind plexiglass or something like we’re back in the pandemic.

  7. Giddy says:

    I find this so creepy, and a horrible lack of respect towards both Pink and the mother.

  8. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Okay first of all, stop throwing the dearly departed at performers.

    Secondly, you can get cremated remains turned into diamonds, and maybe your dead mother would prefer to attend social events as a nice pendant or earrings.

  9. Ameerah M says:

    Why are people?

  10. Karma is coming says:

    I was there on Sunday when it happened. A genuine wtf moment! People thought it was underwear to start with, but it soon became clear it wasn’t. My sister and I stayed till the crowds had died down and mostly cleared out of Hyde Park and we didn’t see anybody try to reclaim the ashes. What happened to them after? Is this person’s mum just hanging out in a bag on stage with Pink now? Is it disrespectful to give the ashes back? It’s so wierd!

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh my. Thanks for the intel! See, I was wondering, what exactly was Pink expected to do with the ashes? It’s not up to her to dispose of them, or go out of her way to return them, and placing that kind of burden on Pink was simply unfair. I think I’d just leave them on stage as well, because even I would feel weird about just throwing away somebody’s ashes.

  11. Bee says:

    What a bizarre thing to do!

    I’m curious tho, how is Pink a punk? She doesn’t make punk music. She makes pop or power pop. A spiky jacket does not a punk make. I admire her, but I’d never think to refer to her as punk.

  12. jferber says:

    She is a true professional. Love her.

  13. Eden75 says:

    WT actual F people???????

    Dear Christ people are f**king mental. Who does this? I mean, my mom would be stoked to go to a metal concert but I am not going to take her ashes and chuck them at someone. That is creepy and disgusting. P!nk is way more composed than I would be. Unforkingreal……..

    I agree with Zapp up above. Get your loved one turned into a diamond and wear them everywhere, don’t throw them at someone. So disrespectful to both the dead and to the person that you are dusting…….

  14. ME says:

    It’s also insane the ashes were just in a f*cking gladlock bag lol. Like that could have opened up and went all over Pink when she threw them up on stage. More importantly, ashes are not white, they are blackish/grey color. That baggie looked like something white.

  15. otaku fairy says:

    Creepy. Hopefully this doesn’t become a pattern.

  16. Nibbi says:

    Saw Pink in Paris two weeks ago. Nothing to say about that ashes madness but I feel like it should be noted that Pink is a consummate performer, she completely brought it, it was an amazing show, she was doing straight-up mid-air acrobatics while singing, she’s truly profoundly talented and seems like a genuine, decent, hardworking human, you guys should go see her if you can.
    And yah, she didn’t deserve to have to deal w random cray like that, but she does deserve to be recognized for her talent and what a fun show she can put on. Props to Pink